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Dynasil Awarded 7 Phase II SBIR Grants

Photonics.com
Sep 2010
WATERTOWN, Mass., Sept. 13, 2010 — Dynasil Corporation of America announced recently that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved seven of its Phase II SBIR projects for awards ranging from $750,000 to $1 million each.

Totaling $6.2 million, the awards are being made to the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Radiation Monitoring Devices Inc. (RMD), to develop state-of-the-art nuclear sensors and instruments.

Three of the awards, from the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research, focus on developing high-resolution imaging detectors for the next generation of nuclear medicine research and medical diagnostic equipment. In addition, the radiation detector technologies being developed could have a major impact in nuclear weapons detection for homeland defense, as well as new instrumentation for oil exploration, scientific studies and industrial applications.

The remaining four awards were provided by the DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences. They will fund RMD’s research on sensor technologies to support the research efforts of scientists working at the DOE’s National Laboratories in materials science, nuclear physics and high energy physics. The projects include the development of next-generation sensors for nanoscale microscopy, as well as new detectors based on nanoparticles for ultrafast, high-performance x-ray detectors. In addition, commercial applications include scientific research, renewable energy, cancer detection, environmental clean-up and baggage scanning.

“We are pleased with these awards and with our continued progress in advancing our cutting edge sensor and detector technologies,” said Craig T. Dunham, CEO of Dyansil. “We’re especially pleased that the work aligns well and leverages our state of the art discoveries with our development capabilities, to deliver compelling new commercial products for nuclear and x-ray detection for homeland security and medical imaging applications.”

Serving the medical, industrial and homeland security/defense markets, Dynasil provides technologies, products, services and solutions aimed at making the world safer and healthier.

For more information, visit: www.dynasil.com 


GLOSSARY
radiation detector
Any of the many devices used to detect the presence of radiation from a specific region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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