Visit the iNOAAvation Center @ Blue Tech Week 2019!

The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office will be attending Blue Tech Week in San Diego, November 20-22, 2019.  Come visit us at the iNOAAvation Center and see how NOAA is innovating across the Blue Economy!  

Before you come, check out some of the latest technologies from NOAA labs and our SBIR awardees below.

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Imaging Polar Nephelometer

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Imaging Polar Nephelometer

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NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its newly-patented Imaging Polar Nephelometer (U.S. Patent Number:  8,531,516) to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

NOAA offers a wide variety of licensing solutions with flexible terms and reasonable rates.  Our licensing process is fast-tracked to allow licensee(s) to move the product from license to manufacture to market in the shortest possible time.

View and download a One-Page Marketing Description and Specifications Sheet for this opportunity.

Benefits of the Imaging Polar Nephelometer:

The NOAA Imaging Polar Nephelometer provides the scientist at the bench and in the field an instrument that can characterize particle size and distribution, as well as shape and light absorption properties.  These additional data in conjunction with the device’s a compact size, solid and simple construction, and commercially available replacement parts, make the NOAA Polar Nephelometer a reliable and economical choice for a variety of applications.

Market Analysis:
Climate science and air quality monitoring provide ongoing applications for instrumentation to accurately measure particulates in a gas medium. Standard integrating nephelometers lose a considerable amount of particle information by not resolving the light scattered at individual angles. Polar integrating nephelometers overcome this issue.

The markets for scientific instruments in the U.S. and abroad are well-established and supported by a small number of known scientific instrument manufacturers, including one commercial manufacturer of polar nephelometers. Given the unique features of this device and the relatively simple fabrication requirements, the NOAA IPN could be a strong addition to an existing instrument line.

The NOAA Imaging Polar Nephelometer technology, with its enhanced particle characterization in a device that is inexpensive to manufacture, sturdy, and easy to calibrate, offers an excellent licensing opportunity for the scientific instrument manufacturing sector.

To license this technology, please complete the NOAA Licensing Application Form or contact us for more information.


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