NVE Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Biosensors
PRAIRIE, Minn.June 5, 2013NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) announced
today that it has been awarded a one-year grant for approximately $224,000 by
the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop biosensors to enhance food safety.
The grant, titled “Real Time Detection for Salmonella,” was awarded under NSF’s
Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) program, which funds cooperative
projects involving businesses and research institutions. The University of Minnesota
and the University of Florida will cooperate with NVE on the project.
The goal of the project will be to develop sensors capable of faster detection
of food-borne pathogens than current techniques while retaining equivalent sensitivity.
The sensor could also be extensible to other biomarkers and could be envisioned
as a critical point-of-care sensor in the medical industry.
NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology
that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and
transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products
including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE
has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology,
commonly known as MRAM.
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