SBIR Phase I: Polarization-diverse leaky-mode resonance biosensors in compact format

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0712133
Agency Tracking Number: 0712133
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-598
Small Business Information
202 E. Border Street, Mailbox 201, Arlington, TX, 76010
DUNS: 148076263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Debra Wawro
 (817) 300-8297
Business Contact
 Debra Wawro
Title: MS
Phone: (817) 300-8297
Research Institution
This Small Business Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop a new class of biosensors based on the guided-mode resonance effect in thin periodic films to monitor complete biochemical binding events without foreign tags. The fact that the resonant sensors operate without chemical tags permits observation and study of unperturbed biochemical processes, as no foreign substance needs to be introduced. Therefore, these sensors can provide enhanced understanding of chemical and bio-molecular processes and may lead to advances in chemical process development, drug discovery, and defense applications. The new class of sensors proposed could have high impact on areas such as medical diagnostics, drug development, proteomics, genomics, environmental monitoring, and homeland security."

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