Spectradyne LCC receive award from National Science Foundation
27 Nov 2018
Spectradyne LCC have announced the receipt of a grant from the National Science Foundation that further illustrates confidence, at the highest level, in the commercial and scientific efficacy of their approach to nanoparticle analysis.
Spectradyne LCC have enthusiastically announced that they have been awarded a prestigious SBIR Phase IIB grant from the National Science Foundation. This is an extension to their current SBIR Phase II grant that has supported the development of their low-cost instrument for rapid sub-micron particle size and concentration measurement. This grant will accelerate further commercialisation of Spectradyne’s technology thereby improving user experience and broadening the utility of nanoparticle analysis using detection methods based on microfluidics.
Spectradyne's approach to nanoparticles is electrical in nature, which means their nCS1 instrument need not rely on an optical index contrast to distinguish particles from the suspension medium. Their nCS1 instrument, by measuring individual nanoparticles, can rapidly accumulate statistically reliable distributions of particle sizes with quantitative concentration information. The result is a unique platform for the rapid quantitative measurement of nanoparticles in solution that is very different from anything else on the market.
It is not surprising that Jean-Luc Fraikin, Spectradyne’s CEO, is so excited by the award, seeing it as further validation of Spectradyne’s vision to become the next generation standard for nanoparticle analysis. The grant will help support Spectradyne’s activity in four key development areas: instrumentation, software, and cartridge and applications development.