STTR Phase II: A New Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0620581
Agency Tracking Number: 0419647
Amount: $499,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 03-535
Small Business Information
619 N CHURCH AVE STE 3, Suite 3, Bozeman, MT, 59715
DUNS: 112092130
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rand Swanson
 (406) 586-3356
Business Contact
 Rand Swnson
Title: Dr
Phone: (406) 586-3356
Research Institution
 Montana State Univ
 Edward A Dratz
 P.O. Box 173400
Bozeman, MT, 59717
 (406) 994-4041
 Nonprofit college or university
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II research project develops a macroscopic fluorescent scanner that utilizes hyperspectral imaging with enhanced capability for reading microarrays, multiwell plates, and two dimensional (2D) gels. The system utilizes novel optical design to provide more efficient light gathering and less aberration for better imaging versus conventional hyperspectral optical designs. The anticipated technical benefits include improved signal-to-noise (greater sensitivity) and the better dye multiplexing (enabling the use of multiple dyes to detect of multiple analytes simultaneously).The broader impact of this research will be to enable more rapid advancement of scientific discovery by providing enhanced tools for study of the complexity of biological signaling, metabolic and response networks using non-radioactive optical detection methods to improve safety and reduce waste problems with optical detection.

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