National Institute of Standards and Technology Invests $22M in Manufacturing Technologies
"Keeping our nation's high-tech industries at the forefront of innovation is a key component to maintaining and improving U.S. industrial competitiveness in an increasingly competitive world," U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. "Through these TIP awards, we will help advance cutting-edge research in major growth sectors of 21st century manufacturing, including renewable energy and advanced pharmaceuticals."
TIP funds research projects for small- and medium-sized businesses ranging from educational institutions to nonprofit research organizations and national laboratories. The recipients of this award are:
Isogenis, Inc. - The Aurora, Colorado, bio firm will invest in transfer vehicles for vaccines, gene therapy, and tissue transplants. ($2.7 million in TIP funding)
ActaCell, Inc. - The Austin, Texas, company will invest in nanocomposites for its lithium-ion batteries. ($3 million)
Engineered BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. - The Manchester, Connecticut, firm will invest in its freeze-dried powder process. ($3 million)
Arsenal Medical, Inc. - The Watertown, Massachusetts, business will invest in high-throughput, electrospun core-sheath fibers. ($2.3 million)
Kent Displays, Inc. - The Kent, Ohio, firm will invest in high-tech manufacturing of flexible liquid crystal displays. ($3 million)
Precision BioSciences, Inc. - The Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, company will invest in reprogramming mammalian cell lines to optimize biopharmaceutical production. ($2.7 million)
Ginkgo BioWorks - The Boston-based business will invest in volatile reporters for monitoring biomanufacturing of therapeutic proteins. ($1 million)
Sinmat Inc. - The Gainesville, Florida, company will invest in surface-engineered substrates for next-generation electronic and photonic devices. ($2.4 million)
Polyera Corporation - The Skokie, Illinois, corporation will invest in the synthesis of high-efficiency organic photovoltaics for cost-effective manufacturing. ($2 million)
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