I found this information in the electronic newsletter of our friends from NanoMedicine News. Though some of our members may be interested in this project.
Québec: Biosensors research projects wanted
NanoQuébec and two of its Canadian partners are launching a collaborative support program to fund research projects addressing targeted issues in health detection and diagnostics using biosensors and comprising a significant nanoscience and nanotechnology component. The objective of this program is to help the emergence of nanotechnologies in the field of biosensors related, for example, to the detection of biological pathogen agents or toxic chemicals and/or diagnostics and in situ health monitoring (human, animal or environmental). The program envelope is at least 1 500 000 $ and no more than 2 000 000 $. Apart from NanoQuébec, financial partners that shown interest in this initiative are the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations (CIPI). Letter of intent should be sent before June 20th, 200,8 and detailed submission before October 1st 2008. Selected projects will be announced November, 2008.
NanoQuébec (in french) - Canadian Space Agency - CIPI
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The XFP (10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable) is a standard for transceivers for high-speed computer network and telecommunication links that use optical fiber.please visit www.xfptransceiver.com for more info