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Sydor Instruments Awarded Federal Grant

Recently Awarded $833,000 Grant Will Fund State-of-the-art Detector

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This technology has the potential to benefit a wide variety of applications ranging from structure-based drug design to environmental remediation of contamination sites to new discoveries in nanoscale material science.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2014

Sydor Instruments announced today that it has been awarded an $833,000 Phase IIB grant from the Department of Energy. Sydor Instruments will use this grant in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to complete the technology transfer of a novel microstrip detector designed to be highly effective at acquiring data with the count rates, energy resolution and spatial resolution needed for complex x-rays studies. The commercial deployment of this detector will enable researchers to advance discovery by providing an instrument that significantly speeds up the data gathering process as compared to present techniques.

“We are very pleased to be awarded this SBIR Phase IIB grant and would like to thank Brookhaven National Lab for its partnership and collaboration during this process,” stated Michael Pavia, President of Sydor Instruments. “This grant from the Department of Energy reinforces the importance of completing the technology transfer of this microstrip detector and positioning it for immediate commercial deployment. By acquiring data at many points, the quality and quantity of data will be improved 100-fold from the current state-of-the-art techniques. It’s very exciting as this technology has the potential to benefit a wide variety of applications ranging from structure-based drug design to environmental remediation of contamination sites to new discoveries in nanoscale material science.”

About Sydor Instruments
Sydor Instruments (http://www.sydorinstruments.com) is a comprehensive diagnostics solution provider. We provide our customers with custom diagnostics and ultrafast imaging systems for a variety of applications in science and industry. Sydor Instruments specializes in streak cameras and single photon detectors where the highest resolution and accuracy is required.

About SBIR Program
The Small Business Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.


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