EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomix Inc., a leading
nanotechnology company commercializing a line of nanoelectronic detection
devices for industrial and biomedical applications, today announced that it
has been awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The Phase
II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award will be used to develop a
collaborative development kit based on its versatile Sensation TM detection
platform. The development kit will enable collaborators to work together with
Nanomix on application development of analyte specific recognition chemistry.
During Phase I of the NSF SBIR project, Nanomix demonstrated their ability
to produce the platform as well as delivered a functioning prototype of the
test equipment and data acquisition software. "We are pleased to have the
support of the National Science Foundation in this endeavor. Through the use
of the development kit, Nanomix collaborators will gain access to
ultra-sensitive nanoelectronic detection technology that cannot be obtained
elsewhere," said Dr. Jean-Christophe Gabriel, the Principal Investigator on
the NSF sponsored project.
Nanomix is collaborating with scientists at several universities, as well
as with industrial partners on the definition and evaluation of the
collaborative development kit. These partners are working with Nanomix on
detection applications ranging from medical diagnostics, water and air quality
monitoring. "We are excited about our continued collaboration with the
National Science Foundation," said David Macdonald, President and CEO of
Nanomix, "by making Sensation TM technology readily available, we will
encourage collaborators to work with us to explore new applications that
leverage the platform."
Nanomix is a leading nanotechnology company launching a menu of devices
based on Sensation(TM) detection technology. These scaleable, nanoelectronic
devices use ultra-sensitive carbon nanotube sensing elements combined with
proprietary chemistries. These devices can be deployed across a broad range of
industrial and medical applications where the attributes of nanodetection
technology -- low power consumption, small form factor, and high sensitivity
offer significant performance advantages and enable unprecedented access to
critical information. Additional information is available at www.nano.com.
SOURCE Nanomix Inc.