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Platypus Technologies Receives Phase I SBIR for $200k

July 27, 2005

Platypus Technologies has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $200,000 from the National Cancer Institute. The grant is to develop a new liquid-crystal based technology for rapid quantification of protein activity, useful for cancer research.

Platypus Technologies was founded in 2000 to develop nanotechnology products for the physical and life sciences.

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About Platypus Technologies:
Platypus Technologies, LLC develops, produces and markets nanotechnologies for the life sciences. We produce a variety of nano-structured surfaces for use in research and are also developing a range of products that derive from a proprietary platform technology using liquid crystals for the rapid detection of molecular interactions. This technology fuses recent advances in nano-scale science, materials science and molecular biology to provide advanced tools for proteomics, cell studies, environmental monitoring and in vitro diagnostics.

Currently, Platypus offers obliquely-deposited gold slides, gold-coated glass slides / mica / silicon wafers / coverslips, optically transparent polyurethane substrates with topography, Functionalization Kits and Contact Printing Kits.

For more information, please visit www.platypustech.com


Contact:
Minnie Gupta
Director of Marketing
237-1270, ext. 303
rgupta@platypustech.com

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