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Sydor Instruments Awarded Federal Grant: $833,000 grant will fund state-of-the-art detector


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.”