Nanomix Inc. have announced the award of a $100,000 Phase One SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation.
The SBIR program is sponsored by the Small Business Administration and is designed to stimulate technological innovation and commercialisation by small businesses. The grant will fund the development and commercialisation of a nanoelectronic device research module or kit for use by educational institutions and private sector researchers.
The kit will have three components:
- packaged nanotube based field effect transistors
- a testing board for electronic device characterization
- data acquisition software.
This project will enable penetration of nanotube electronic technology in many applications. In addition, the academic community will be provided inexpensive access to a technology with a very high barrier of entry.
“This will enable Nanomix to make cutting edge nanoelectronics available for researchers and developers who couldn’t otherwise afford it” said Jeff Wyatt, responsible for Grants. “It can be used in the classroom to demonstrate nanotube electronics or as a research and development tool in sensing interactions between extremely small numbers of molecules.”
Jeff added, "This is a further validation of Nanomix's nanoelectronics technology. We have now secured $275,000 in Phase I grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy".