September 24, 2012 – This week, Modulated Imaging was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Grant (W81XWH-11-C-108) from the US Army Medical Research, part of the Department of Defense (DOD). This is a two year, $1 million grant, officially titled “Non-Radiological Imaging Devices for Combat Casualty Care Associated with Burn.” This project will continue the successful work of Modulated Imaging’s Phase I Grant, to evaluate our advanced camera system’s ability to perform burn depth analysis.
Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) is a Congressional program coordinated by the Small Business Association, to encourage partnerships between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. Grants are highly competitive. Proposals are judged by a team of experts, who evaluate and compare proposals on their potential impact, feasibility, and the abilities of the research team.
SFDI is a next-generation tissue imaging technology that uses visible and near-infrared light to measure blood, oxygen, melanin, and other chromophores, while also visualizing many sub-dermal structures. Unlike many other imaging systems that use potentially harmful radiation or strong magnetic fields, SFDI uses only safe light waves.
Modulated Imaging was founded to commercialize this breakthrough SFDI technology, and was spun out of the Photonic Incubator within the Beckman Laser Institute at UC Irvine. Since its inception, Modulated Imaging has been backed by a passionate team who believes in the potential of SFDI as a revolutionary tissue imaging technology for research in many fields, medical diagnostics, and therapy monitoring.