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Optical Sensor Based on Photonic Bandgap Multilayers

Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Sensitive, label-free detection has public health implications as a medical diagnostic tool for disease pathogen detection and identification as well as promise in the detection of chemical hazards. The optical sensing platform described here operates under dry microarray or liquid conditions established surface chemistry.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: There has been a surge in research around the world in this technology in which we hold a key piece of IP. Research does not necessarily equate to a market but it indicates that a large number of researchers believe it holds promise.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 611

Website: www.mtsu.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: The following grants to support research on the sensor: NSF-CRUI (2002, $782,916, 4 y), SERRI (DHS-funded) (2008, $299K, 3 y) We have used portions of the following grants to support the biosensor research: NSF-STEP (2005, $1.5M, 6 y),NSF-PFI (2004, $400k, 3 y)

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners