Biorasis Inc., a Storrs-based facility at the Technology Incubation Program, received a $486,406 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Congressman Joe Courtney announced Thursday.
Biorasis will use the funds to develop a "wireless, self-calibrating, needle implantable miniaturized sensor for continuous glucose monitoring for Diabetics," Courtney said in a news release.
“When I visited Biorasis earlier this year, I was impressed by their operation and the major advancements they are making,” Courtney said. “As a strong supporter of SBIR grants, I have no doubt the grant they secured will make a big difference in their ongoing research, and will keep eastern Connecticut on the cutting edge of innovation.”
Dr. Ioannis Tomazos, Biorasis CEO, said Thursday there is an "urgent need" for the devices given the growing number of diabetics.
“Biorasis believes that the successful implementation of such an advanced glucose monitoring technology can also be adapted for the management of other disorders, such as obesity and cardiovascular complications, and that it will pave the way for new jobs in our State of Connecticut and neighboring regions," he said.
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