Beaverton, OR – Voxtel, Inc. announces that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Voxtel four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program contracts to develop high-performance, optical detectors that will help pave the way for nanotechnology innovations. The combined $400K contract values have options that could extend their value to $3M. The research leading to Voxtel's awards was enabled by its collaboration with the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) in Eugene, Oregon.
George Williams, Voxtel's founder and Chief Executive Officer, elaborates: "Under ONAMI's leadership, Oregon has positioned itself at the forefront of establishing the tools and infrastructure necessary for nanotechnology to emerge from its promises of innovation into a driving force for U.S. economic growth. The detectors we are developing for DOE are being designed for implementation into the latest x-ray synchrotron and electron beam lines that make the necessary measurements of nanotechnology." These detectors will see applications ranging from high-energy physics experiments, to astronomy, and, potentially, to automobile safety instruments.
Voxtel will be conducting this work in part at the collaborative research space at the Lorry I. Lokey laboratories, the new ONAMI signature research facility, of the Integrative Science Center at the University of Oregon.
SOURCE: Voxtel, Inc.