News > Press Release 2006
Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated
Featured a Front Page Story on Mass High Tech Journal

Woburn, MA, April 21, 2006 - Boston Applied Technologies, Incorporated (BATi) has been selected for another two-year $600,000 Phase II award by NASA through Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to develop a novel polarization imaging apparatus for tissue and cell imaging. ¡°NASA is interested in adapting the polarization imaging technology to study gravitational effects on molecular biology,¡± said Dr. Y. Kevin Zou, Vice President of the company during an interview with Catherine Williams, a Staff Writer of Mass High Tech Journal. BATi is partnering with the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in this NASA project.

NSAS STTR Phase II award is very competitive. There were total 14 awards made this year. Since 2000, Massachusetts has received $6.7 million from 24 Phase I and Phase II contracts. BATi has received 4 STTR awards ($1.3 million) since its inception in July 2002.

"We value the government contracts as a bridge leading to succeed in commercial product development", said Dr. Zou. "We just formed a Functional Imaging Group in BATi and are planning to commercialize the polarization imaging system." To accommodate this planned effort, BATi is hiring more staffs and will move the Functional Imaging Group to a new 5,000 sf facility.

About BATi
Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATi) was formed in 2002 by the key management and technical team formerly with Corning Applied Technologies, a subsidiary of Corning Incorporated. With many years' development effort and a group of industry pioneers, BATi has established a unique leading position in designing, manufacturing and marketing a variety of light and polarization management components for the telecommunications and instrumentation markets.

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