Daylight Solutions Wins Federal R&D Funding

SAN DIEGO /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Daylight Solutions Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular detection and imaging solutions in the mid-infrared, announced that the company has been awarded supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Building on the success of their current Phase II SBIR program, the additional funding will help to accelerate the transition of Daylight Solution's mid-infrared hyperspectral imaging platform to commercial markets.

The award was granted through the NSF Small-Business ERC Collaborative Opportunity (SECO) program. The SECO program aims to facilitate the transition of NSF's technology investments in Engineering Research Centers (ERC) and in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects into commercial markets. Daylight Solutions is an Industrial Partner with the NSF-funded ERC for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE). In collaboration with Dr. Rebekah Drezek at Rice University, the program will leverage Daylight Solutions' innovative imaging technology and apply it to new methods for detecting cancer.

"This supplemental award, coupled with Daylight's own internal investments, demonstrates our commitment to working with leading researchers so that together we enable breakthrough capabilities in life science research. Daylight's mid-infrared imaging technology is an excellent platform from which to launch these capabilities," says company President, Paul Larson. "Daylight is pleased to partner with the NSF, MIRTHE, and Rice University as we move this technology one step closer to commercialization."

About Daylight Solutions
Daylight Solutions Inc. develops molecular detection and imaging systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and defense applications. The company is the world leader in mid-infrared laser based solutions, with a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength laser sources and sensors that use mid-infrared spectroscopy.