Massively Parallel Micromachining with Ultrafast Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: F08A-029-0060
Amount: $747,507.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-T029
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
1855 South 57th Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 160015093
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sterling Backus
 VP of R&D
 (303) 544-9068
 sbackus@kmlabs.com
Business Contact
 Sterling Backus
Title: VP of R&D
Phone: (303) 544-9068
Email: sbackus@kmlabs.com
Research Institution
 Colorado School of Mines
 Michele Land
 1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO, 80401
 (303) 273-3405
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We are proposing to develop a highly parallel, rapid prototyping system for the manufacture of microfluidic devices. In this phase II proposal we will build a complete system for making such devices for continued research on fieldable microfluidic systems for use in the military, and in hospitals. The project will also allow manufacturing in widely different materials, and structures, without any post chemical processing necessary. BENEFIT: The commercial benifits and commercial applications are appearing even before we submit this proposal. Two customers (see support letters) are already inquiring about devices. KMLabs plans to use this micromachining system as a foundry for making prototype microfluidic devices, but also as production facility. We are looking to gain investment in this field to further our capability for the production of these devices.

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