Laser Microfabrication Leader Potomac Photonics Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

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Grant allows Potomac to join BU Photonics Center Industry/University Cooperative Research (I/UCRC) Program

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“It’s an innovative way to bring academic and industry research together to create products that will enhance the competitiveness of United States manufacturers.

Laser microfabrication leader, Potomac Photonics, Inc. has been awarded a supplemental $45,000 grant as part of its SBIR Phase II contract with the National Science Foundation. The award covers 90% of Potomac’s membership fee as part of the Boston University Center for Bio-photonics Research. The Center is part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Program [I/UCRC].

To industry, government, and other organizations with research needs, the NSF I/UCRC program provides the means to leverage research and development (R&D) investments with multi-university centers renowned for their innovative research capabilities. The Boston University Center collaborates with the University of California, Davis.

Contract Principle Investigator, Dr. Paul Christensen, says of the I/UCRC, “It’s an innovative way to bring academic and industry research together to create products that will enhance the competitiveness of United States manufacturers. Expanding upon the basic SBIR Phase II research in micro-wireless sensors, this new funding allows Potomac to work with leading researchers, especially in the areas of bio-medical sensors, medical devices and microfluidics.”

As a member of the Center, Potomac expands its presence into the Northeast, where medical device and bio-medical manufacturing is strong, expanding its microhole drilling capability.

About Potomac Photonics
For almost 30 years, Potomac Photonics has been a leader in microfabrication. Potomac’s contract services span prototyping to production, helping clients develop miniature products and bring them to market. In addition, Potomac is an authorized distributor for high-tech manufacturing technologies such as 3D printer and laser systems. Using cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Potomac has been recognized by both commercial and government agencies for innovation in areas such as medical device, electronics, aerospace, automotive manufacturing. Potomac’s high-tech facility, located in Lanham, MD, is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified. Visit the website at http://www.potomac-laser.com.

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