Potomac Photonics Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Join Boston University Photonics Center  
2/16/2012 8:58:00 AM

Lanham, MD February 1, 2012: Laser microfabrication leader, Potomac Photonics, Inc. has been awarded a supplemental $45,000 grant as part of their 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 renown for their innovative research capabilities. The Boston University Center is collaboration with the University of California, Davis.

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

About Potomac Photonics:

Potomac Photonics has been a leader in microfabrication for almost 3 decades. Potomac’s contract services span prototyping to production and help 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.

Utilizing 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.

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