MA, April 21, 2006
- Boston Applied Technologies,
Incorporated (BATi) has been selected for another two-year $600,000
Phase II award by NASA through Small Business Technology Transfer
(STTR) program to develop a novel polarization imaging apparatus
for tissue and cell imaging. ¡°NASA is interested in adapting the
polarization imaging technology to study gravitational effects on
molecular biology,¡± said Dr. Y. Kevin Zou, Vice President of the
company during an interview with Catherine Williams, a Staff Writer
of Mass High Tech Journal. BATi is partnering with the Catholic
University of America in Washington D.C. in this NASA project.
STTR Phase II award is very competitive. There were total 14 awards
made this year. Since 2000, Massachusetts has received $6.7 million
from 24 Phase I and Phase II contracts. BATi has received 4 STTR
awards ($1.3 million) since its inception in July 2002.
value the government contracts as a bridge leading to succeed in
commercial product development", said Dr. Zou. "We just
formed a Functional Imaging Group in BATi and are planning to commercialize
the polarization imaging system." To accommodate this planned
effort, BATi is hiring more staffs and will move the Functional
Imaging Group to a new 5,000 sf facility.
Technologies Incorporated (BATi) was formed in 2002 by the key management
and technical team formerly with Corning Applied Technologies, a
subsidiary of Corning Incorporated. With many years' development
effort and a group of industry pioneers, BATi has established a
unique leading position in designing, manufacturing and marketing
a variety of light and polarization management components for the
telecommunications and instrumentation markets.