CDI's Shade Awarded NSF Grant for UV Detectors
June 23, 2020
The company’s scientific-grade detectors provide instantaneous and cumulative readings
A company that makes wearable UV detectors, which is based at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant.
Shade received the NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in the amount of $750,000 to conduct research and development work on a low-cost semiconductor that accurately measures the UV index from sunlight.
“Shade has become the gold standard for wearable, real-time UV measurements in clinical studies,” said Emmanuel Dumont, Ph.D., the CEO of Shade, who is also a research assistant member in the CDI laboratory of Benjamin Tycko, M.D., Ph.D. “This grant recognizes Shade’s ambition in bringing scientific-grade measurements to all wearable devices.”