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Sandia's Acoustic Wave Biosensor, originally developed for environmental sensing applications, is being actively commercialized for medical diagnostic applications through collaboration among Sandia, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and Adaptive Methods, Inc., the technology licensee.

Adaptive Methods was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which supports small biotechnology companies developing cost-saving medical therapies.


Each citation is followed by the center numbers of centers that contributed most directly to the effort described. An acronym after each accomplishment indicates which of Sandia's strategic management units (SMUs) or strategic management groups (SMGs) the work most directly supported.

The SMG/SMU acronyms are:

  • NW: Nuclear Weapons SMG & SMU
  • DS & A: Defense Systems & Assessments SMU
  • IHNS: International, Homeland, and Nuclear Security SMU
  • ECIS: Energy, Climate, and Infrastructure SMU
  • IES: Integrated Enabling Services SMU
  • SPP: Sandia Partnership Projects