National Institute of Health (NIH) reviews from Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Small Business: Devices and Detection Systems:

Near-field optical microscopy is a promising technique for analysis of biological samples at the single molecular or even atomic level. The proposed product has the potential to improve the existing technique to this level.”

“Excellent technical concept for a compact, high-sensitivity, Active Near-Field Optical Probe based on integrated source and detector on an AFM tip”.

“Research tasks for measurements of quantum dot gain media efficiency for amplification, generation, and detection of near-field optical signals and comparisons with the conventional quantum well gain media are logically laid out and technically straightforward”.

“Enormous potential for broad applications…”