Sensors NSI: Sensor Development



Testing and Commercialization Support

Analytical Performance Testing Kits for Biosensor Platforms: The National Cancer Institute and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) have developed a set of reagents for the analytical qualification of biosensor platforms. These kits can be used to test the analytical performance of new biosensor platforms, with well-characterized VLPs and mouse monoclonal antibodies as reagents in the test assay. The kits are intended solely for the analytical validation of new sensor platforms, particularly nanotechnology-based platforms. They are not intended for use in virology or serology applications. Researchers interested in obtaining kit(s) to assist in sensor development and testing should contact Corinne Zeitler at FNLCR to prepare the appropriate documents for kit distribution.

Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K): MD2K is advancing biomedical discovery and improving health through mobile sensor big data. MD2K  is one of 11 national Big Data Centers of Excellence awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its Big Data-to-Knowledge initiative.

DHS Industry Guide: R&D Investment Priorities and Business Opportunities: The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) needs help from industry to find and harness technology solutions for homeland security. S&T works with homeland security operators to understand the capabilities they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. To help match industry know-how with the most pressing homeland security challenges, S&T developed the Industry Guide. The Industry Guide lays out DHS technology needs, describes S&T’s technical focus areas, and identifies opportunities and tools for industry to work with us. 

mHealthUB: The mHealthHub is a virtual forum where technologists, researchers, and clinicians connect, learn, share, and innovate on mHealth tools to transform healthcare. Its mission is to create an innovation ecosystem that fosters the collaborative team science essential for mHealth and data science innovations. 

NIBIB Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN): POCTRN's purpose is to drive the development of appropriate point-of-care diagnostic technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need. The centers in the Network evaluate promising point-of-care prototype devices, perform appropriate clinical testing of devices, develop partnerships with industry and other stakeholders to facilitate commercialization, and provide training in the development and use of point-of-care technologies. More information about the network and resources can be found on the POCTRN site.

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center: The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) supports all phases of the development life-cycle - from basic and applied research through technology development, engineering design, equipment evaluation, product support, sustainment, field operations, and demilitarization.

TechLink: TechLink is a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Partnership Intermediary per Authority 15 USC 3715, based at Montana State University, Bozeman. Its primary activity is brokering license agreements between DOD labs and U.S. industry for manufacture and use of DOD inventions. These inventions involve virtually all technology fields, including medicine, software, electronics, communications, advanced materials, and energy-related technologies.

Federal Laboratories Consortium for Tech Transfer (FLC): FLC is the nationwide network of Federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. In consonance with the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related Federal policy, the mission of the FLC is to promote and facilitate the rapid movement of Federal laboratory research results and technologies into the mainstream of the U.S. economy.

FLC Available Technologies Tool: The FLC Available Technologies tool provides a free one-stop shop to locate licensing opportunities for a particular type of technology anywhere in the nationwide system of Federal labs and research centers. Agencies and laboratories are continually being added to the tool to enhance this search capability.

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology