Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) February 10, 2011
Polestar Technologies, a leader in sensor research and technology development, has won a Phase II contract with the US Army to develop Noninvasive CO2 Sensors for Combat Casualty Care. The lead scientist for this program is Dr. James Kane, a nationally recognized expert in optical sensors. According to Dr. Kane “This program allows Polestar to build upon what we learned in Phase I and in other federally funded programs in sensor development.” Polestar’s team for this program includes Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital in Boston. The company is also working with the US Navy to develop a sensor system for the real-time measurement of CO2 for diver masks. The Army contract provides $730K for this important work.
Polestar Technologies’ R&D programs focus on sensor technology and have grown significantly in the last few years. Previous contracts with NASA and NIH provided for the development of oxygen and pH sensors that Polestar then invested in and brought to the commercial market. With the addition of the CO2 sensor the company has an ideal suite of sensors for the biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, brewing, bio-fuel, environmental and pure water markets.
Polestar Technologies was founded in 1993 to conduct contract research for NIH, NASA, DARPA and other government agencies. The company has successfully applied an array of advanced technologies to solve difficult problems, often through collaboration with universities and national laboratories. Polestar’s sensor products are the direct result of that research and are used by Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Polestar continues to perform critical research and technology development for the Department of Defense and other government agencies and develops new sensor products for the global marketplace.
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