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ChemImage Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based in hyperspectral imaging technology company, is one of 11 companies nationwide selected to receive receive the U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 2011 Achievement Award for its real-time chemometrics and sensor fusion technology that enables the detection of chemical, biological and explosive threats.

Conducted annually, the Achievement Awards program recognizes exceptional SBIR Phase II efforts that exemplify the goal of bringing innovative technologies and products to the marketplace. According to the SBIR, 649 nominations were received this year.

The award will be presented on May 20 at the Pentagon Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

In addition to this award, ChemImage was selected in Dec. 2010 for the SBIR 2011 Commercialization Pilot Program and was awarded a $17-million contract by the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command for similar technology.