Novel High Pressure Pump-on-a-Chip Technology

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CG03C
Agency Tracking Number: 114342
Amount: $699,972.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.09
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HJ Science & Technology, Inc.
187 Saratoga Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, 95050-6657
DUNS: 968226634
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Hong Jiao
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 464-3873
Business Contact
 Hong Jiao
Title: Business Official
Phone: (408) 464-3873
Research Institution
HJ Science & Technology, Inc. proposes to develop a novel high pressure "pump-on-a-chip" (HPPOC) technology capable of generating high pressure and flow rate on the microchip level. When combined with a "valve-on-a-chip" (VOC) platform, HPPOC is naturally suited for NASA planetary science applications including on-chip HPLC sample manipulation and analysis. In Phase I, we have established the technical feasibility of the technology by fabricating a set of HPPOC chips and successfully demonstrating the required maximum pressures and flow rates. In addition, we have also established a novel HPPOC actuated VOC platform. In Phase II, we will construct, test, and deliver a high performance and low power consumption microfluidic sample manipulation manifold prototype. In particular, we will build an integrated on-chip HPLC buffer and sample injection pump and valve manifold specifically engineered to support the chip-based LC-MS research effort at GSFC. In addition, the Phase II work will also be performed in parallel with efforts to develop such manifolds for the commercial analytical markets.

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