Optical Sensor Based on Photonic Bandgap Multilayers
Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee, United States
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.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 611
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