64 Connecticut Companies received SBIR/STTR grants in 2010


Senator Blumenthal applauds honorees, which captured $38 million in federal R&D grants in 2010

The Connecticut SBIR Office, an initiative of Connecticut Innovations (CI), today honored the 64 Connecticut companies that won 2010 federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards with a celebration at the Inn at Middletown. The federal SBIR and STTR programs provide more than $2 billion in competitive federal research and development grants each year to small, high-tech, innovative businesses throughout the U.S.

Speakers addressing the audience of Connecticut entrepreneurs included: U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal; Catherine Smith, chair, Connecticut Innovations, and commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development; Mun Choi, Ph.D., professor and dean, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut; and Deb Santy, director, Connecticut SBIR Office. Representatives from Connecticut’s congressional offices were also on hand to congratulate the winners.

Santy thanked the University of Connecticut School of Engineering for sponsoring the event and provided metrics showing the state is continuing to bring in substantial federal dollars.

“This year Connecticut companies won 138 awards,” Santy said. “When you add up all three phases of this program, including Phase III commercialization, the total dollar amount for the state is $60 million.”

The event was hosted by the Connecticut SBIR Office and sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.

2010 Awardees:

Phase I Awards

A2 Technologies, LLC NSF – Phase 1 Portable, Miniaturized Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer for Analysis of Inaccessible, Complex Surfaces

Achillion Pharmaceuticals NIH – Phase 1 Novel Antibacterial Agents That Target DNA Replication in Mycobacterium tuberculo

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Laser Stethoscope for Use in Noisy Spacecraft Environments

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Regenerable Trace-Contaminant Sorbent for the Primary Life Support System (PLSS)

Affomix, Inc. NIH – Phase 1 A bifunctional antibody screening system for both phage display and yeast two-hyb

Affomix Corporation NIH – Phase 1 DEVELOPMENT OF A METHOD TO MULTIPLEX CHIP-SEQ AND CHIP-CHIP EXPERIMENTS

Affomix, Inc. NIH – Phase 1 High-throughput screening and identification of scFv antibodies against glycosyla

Air-Lock, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Design of a Self Don/Doffing Rear Entry Planetary Suit to Interface with a Suit Port/Lock

Applied Mathematics, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Environmentally Constrained Naval Search Planning Algorithms

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation Navy – Phase 1 Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation Navy – Phase 1 External Pipe Sound Pressure Level Sensor

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation Navy – Phase 1 High Gain Array of Velocity Sensors

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation Navy – Phase 1 Marine Mammal Mitigation Miniature Acoustic Detection Subsystem (MADS)

Artificial Cell Technologies, Inc. NIH – Phase 1 SYNTHETIC NANOCAPSULE MALARIA VACCINES

Axiome Advisors, LLC NSF – Phase 1 Electrochemical Conversion of Complex Fuels to Electrical Energy

Biomedisyn Corporation NIH – Phase 1 NEUROPROTECTIVE AND ANTIVIRAL EFFECTS OF BMD-101 AND BMD-104 IN HIV INFECTION

BST Systems, Inc Navy – Phase 1 Novel Methods to Improve Performance of Silver-Zinc Batteries

Connecticut Analytical Corporation NASA – Phase 1 Ambient Preservation of Clinical Analytes

Connecticut Analytical Corporation DHS – Phase 1 Electrospray Based High Vacuum Diffusion Pump for Mass Spectrometers

Connecticut Analytical Corporation DHS – Phase 1 Electrospray Stand-off Detection of Trace Species in Air of Currency

Connecticut Analytical Corporation NASA – Phase 1 Electrospray Vacuum Diffusion Pump for Analytical Instruments

Connecticut Analytical Corporation NASA – Phase 1 Variable Surface Area Thermal Radiator

Embedded Systems, LLC Air Force – Phase 1 Improved Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System

Fairfield Crystal Technology, LLC NSF – Phase 1 A Novel Crystal Growth Technology for Production of ZnO Single Crystal Substrates for Light Emitters and Detectors

Flemming Tinker, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 ELID Grinding of Large Aspheric Optics

Flemming Tinker, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Fabrication Technology for X-Ray Optics and Mandrels

FuelCell Energy, Inc. Army – Phase 1 Development of a Butanol Fuel Processor for Person-Portable Fuel Cell Power Systems

FuelCell Energy, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 Thermochemically Integrated Solid State Hydrogen Separator and Compressor

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. NSF – Phase 1 MnO2 as Novel Cathode Catalysts for Power Generation and Wastewater Treatment In Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs)

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. Air Force – Phase 1 Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Materials/Structures for Sustainment Applications

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Fire Simulation and Residual Strength Prediction Tool for Aluminum Ship Structures During and After Fire

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Fire Simulation and Residual Strength Prediction Tool for Aluminum Ship Structures During and After Fire

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Fracture Evaluation and Design Tool for Welded Aluminum Ship Structures Subjected to Impulsive Dynamic Loading

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Mesh Independent Probabilistic Residual Life Prediction of Metallic Airframe Structures

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. Air Force – Phase 1 Multi-scale Physics-Based Models for High Strength Titanium Alloys Accounting for Higher-Order Microstructure Statistics

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Probabilistic Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Composite Aircraft Components

HandHold Adaptive, LLC DoED – Phase 1 Handheld technology for students with autism spectrum disorder

Helix Therapeutics, LLC NIH – Phase 1 BETA-GLOBIN GENE CORRECTION USING PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SICK

L2 Diagnostics, LLC NIH – Phase 1 A serologic assay to measure successful Lyme borreliosis antibiotic therapy

L2 Diagnostics, LLC NIH – Phase 1 BIO-MONITORING METHYLENE DIPHENYL DIISOCYANATE (MDI) EXPOSURE AND BODY BURDEN

LBI, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Compact Control Module for Short Towed Arrays

LBI, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Station-Keeping Low-Visibility Craft

Lifepharms, Inc. NIH – Phase 1 Discovery of novel agents against M. tuberculosis.

LifePharms, Inc. NIH – Phase 1 NUCLEOSIDE HYDROLASE INHIBITORS FROM NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR LEISHMANIA

Magnetic Development, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 Solar, Ejector-Based VCC Air-Conditioner Utilizing Natural Refrigerants – Recovery Act

Materials Technologies Corporation NASA – Phase 1 DURACON-IR: Durable and Conductive IR witness coatings for High Accuracy IR Thermography

Materials Technologies Corporation Navy – Phase 1 Characterizing the Impact of Control Surfaces Free-Play on Flutter

Materials Technologies Corporation Navy – Phase 1 Thersa, Thermoelastic Residual Stress Analysis System

M Cubed Technologies, Inc. Army – Phase 1 Metallic Encapsulation of Ceramic Tile Arrays

Myometrics, LLC Navy – Phase 1 Artificial Tissue Matrices for Bone Repair

Myometrics, LLC NIH – Phase 1 An EP4 receptor agonist for enhancing alveolar bone regeneration in tooth-extract

Naiad Dynamics US, Inc. SOCOM – Phase 1 High Speed Combatant Craft Automated Ride Control

NALAS Engineering Services, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Innovative Predictive Tools for Successful Processing of Propylene Glycol Dinitrate for Production of Otto Fuel II

ODIS Air Force – Phase 1 An Optoelectronic Ultra Low Power RAM

ODIS Navy – Phase 1 Integrated Optoelectronics for Optical CDMA

ODIS NASA – Phase 1 Optoelectronic Infrastructure for RF/Optical Phased Arrays

Omega-p, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 High Current Cold Cathode Employing Diamond and Related Materials

Omega-p, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 High-Gradient Two-Beam Electron Accelerator

Omega-p, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 Modified Magnicon For High-Gradient Accelerator R&D

Omega-p, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 Short-Period RF Undulator for a SASE Nanometer Source

Plain Sight Systems, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Concept and Context Bi-Hierarchical Learning

Precision Combustion, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 Downhole Oxyfuel Steam/CO2 Generator for Production of Gas from Hydrates

Precision Combustion, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Highly Integrated, Highly Efficient Fuel Reformer/Fuel Cell System

Precision Combustion, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Novel CO2 Separation and Methanation for Oxygen and Fuel Production

Precision Combustion, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Novel, Regenerable Microlith Catalytic Reactor for CO2 Reduction via Bosch Process

Prometheus Research, LLC NSF – Phase 1 Data Discovery Tool

Proton Energy Systems, Inc. DOE – Phase 1 Low Cost Large Scale PEM Electrolysis for Renewable Energy Storage

Qualtech Systems, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Automation for Vehicle and Crew Operations

Qualtech Systems, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Dynamic Physical/Data-Driven Models for System-Level Prognostics and Health Management

Real-Time Analyzers, Inc. DARPA – Phase 1 A Chip-Scale Sensor for High-Throughput Detection of Multiple Waterborne Pathogens

Recombinant Technologies, LLC NIH – Phase 1 Small Molecule Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

Results Group NSF – Phase 1 RAPID Assessment of In-Situ Isolation Systems for Marsh Environments

Rite-Solutions Navy – Phase 1 Integrated Communications System-Next

Rotating Composite Technologies, LLC DOE – Phase 1 Development of a Scalable, Low-Cost Power Generation Water Turbine – Recovery Act

SibTech, Inc. NIH – Phase 1 TARGETED DELIVERY OF CARDIOPROTECTIVE DRUGS

Sonalysts, Inc. Air Force – Phase 1 Voice-Interactive Training Environment for Tactical Exercise Familiarization

Sonalysts, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Adaptive Fleet Synthetic Scenario Research

Sonalysts, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Modeling and Simulation Tool

Student Employment Services, LLC DoED – Phase 1 School Views (VIEWS): Volunteer, internship, and employment web solutions

Sustainable Innovations, LLC NASA – Phase 1 6 CFM Electrochemical Hydrogen Pump & Compressor

Sustainable Innovations, LLC NASA – Phase 1 Advanced Passive Liquid Feed PEM Electrolyzer

Sustainable Innovations, LLC NSF – Phase 1 Carbon Neutral Renewable Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel Production System

SW Enterprises, LLC/Chapco, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Shipboard Clothes Dryers, “Green Technology”

Walz & Krenzer, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Novel Composite Submarine Hatch Materials and Construction Methods

Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Air Force – Phase 1 Lithium Ion Battery and Ultracapacitors Hybrid for Satellite Power

Yardney Technical Products, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 A Lithium-Air Battery with a High Energy Air Cathode

Yardney Technical Products, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 A Martian Air Battery

Yardney Technical Products, Inc. NASA – Phase 1 Hybrid Battery Ultracapacitor System For Human Robotic Systems

Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Navy – Phase 1 Novel Methods to Improve Performance of Silver-Zinc Batteries

Phase II Awards

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Air Force – Phase 2 Turbine Inlet Gas Temperature Measurement System

Aerial Imaging Solutions NOAA – Phase 2 Multiple Digital Camera Mount with FMC

Applied Mathematics, Inc. MDA – Phase 2 Passive Range Estimation from Angle-only Sensor Data (Acq Pointing & Tracking)

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation DARPA – Phase 2 Mobile Offshore Platform for Wind Turbine Power Generation

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation DARPA – Phase 2 Deep UUV Deployed Vector Sensor System

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation Navy – Phase 2 Novel Acoustic Detection Using Advanced Array Technology

Aquatic Sensor Network Technology, LLC NSF – Phase 2 Developing a Real-time High-data-rate Multicarrier Underwater Acoustic Modem

Biomedisyn Corporation NIH – Phase 2 Hupersine For Cognitive and Functional Impairment in Schizophrenia

Biorasis, Inc. NIH – Phase 2 NEEDLE-IMPLANTABLE, WIRELESS MULTI-SENSOR FOR CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING

Ciencia, Inc. NIH – Phase 2 PROTEIN MICROARRAY SYSTEM FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

CyberConnect EZ, LLC NIH – Phase 2 DEVELOPING CONTRACTUAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR BONE HISTOMORPHOMETRY

D-Star Engineering Corporation DARPA – Phase 2 High Power Density TAG Motors for Hybrid Electric Air Platforms

Embedded Systems, LLC Navy – Phase 2 Intelligent Sensor Node for Distributed Engine Control for Advanced Propulsion System Application

Fairfield Crystal Technology, LLC NSF – Phase 2 A Novel Approach for Production of Freestanding GaN Wafers for III-Nitride Light Emitters and Detectors

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. EPA – Phase 2 Development and Commercialization of Granular Activated Carbon Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment and Power Generation

Genomas, Inc. NIH – Phase 2 MRI DNA Biomarkers for Neuropsychiatric Disease

JS Genetics, LLC NIH – Phase 2 Development of Novel Diagnostics for Fragile X Syndrome

JS Genetics, LLC NIH – Phase 2 Identification of Oligodendrocyte Stimulators

Kovogen, LLC NIH – Phase 2 Hyperpolarized 129-Xenon-Based MRI Probes for Brain Injury

L2 Diagnostics, LLC NIH – Phase 2 EGFR Peptides as Vaccines in Anti-Tumor Immunity

L2 Diagnostics, LLC NIH – Phase 2 New Serodiagnostics for Isocyanate Exposure, A Major Cause of Occupational Asthma

ODIS Air Force – Phase 2 Monolithic InfraRed pixel structures enabled by Thyristor-HFET EO logic

ODIS Air Force – Phase 2 Optoelectronic directional couplers for optical switching fabrics

Omega-p, Inc. DOE – Phase 2 Anti-Breakdown Coatings for High-Gradient Accelerator Structures

Omega-p, Inc. DOE – Phase 2 Electron Gun and Beam Collector for a FOR A 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron

Omega-p, Inc. DOE – Phase 2 RF Cavity Chain and Magnetic Circuit for a 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-Voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron

PGS Medical Research & Electronic Design, LLC NIH – Phase 2 Wireless Cardiorespitory Monitor for Neonates

Plain Sight Systems, Inc. Air Force – Phase 2 Diffusion Geometry Based Nonlinear Methods for Hyperspectral Change Detection

Precision Combustion, Inc. OSD – Phase 2 Micro-ignition Components for Heavy Fuel Engines

Precision Combustion, Inc. Army – Phase 2 Flameless Combustion for Kitchen Appliances

Proton Energy Systems, Inc. DOE – Phase 2 Hydrogen by Wire Home Fueling System

Qualtech Systems, Inc. Navy – Phase 2 Advanced Intelligent Web-Based Options to Acquire and Analyze Aircraft Health Data

Queralt, LLC DHS – Phase 2 Highly Scalable Identity Management Tools

R&D Dynamics Corporation DOE – Phase 2 High Efficiency R744 Centrifugal Chiller

R&D Dynamics Corporation Navy – Phase 2 Low Cost Foil Bearing Supported Helium Circulation Fan

Real-Time Analyzers, Inc. NSF – Phase 2 A Label-Free Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-Capture Assay in Microchips for Biological Warfare Agents

Results Group NIH – Phase 2 Tools to Optimize Patient Presentation Speed after Onset of Exudative Macular Deg

Sonalysts, Inc. Navy – Phase 2 Optimized Manning and Crew Design Tools for Future Surface and Undersea Platforms

Sonalysts, Inc. Air Force – Phase 2 Gaming for Training and Rehearsal for Fifth Generation Fighter Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs)

Sonalysts, Inc. Air Force – Phase 2 Advanced Visualization Methods for Mission Planning, Course of Action (COA) Evaluation and After Action Review (AAR)

SupraMagnetics, Inc. DOE – Phase 2 A Novel Quaternary Low-Cost PIT Nb3Sn Conductor for HEP Magnet Applications above 12 Tesla

SupraMagnetics, Inc. DOE – Phase 2 Extrudable NbTi Superconductor with Ferromagnetic Pins for Undulator Magnets

Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Navy – Phase 2 Thermally Stable High Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries for Naval Aviation Applications

Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Air Force – Phase 2 Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries for Space-based Applications

Zatorski Coating Company, Inc. Army – Phase 2 Printing Nanostructured Powders (PNP) Process

About Connecticut Innovations Inc.

Connecticut Innovations (CI) is a quasi-public organization dedicated to driving a vibrant, entrepreneurial, technology-based economy in Connecticut. CI stimulates high-tech growth by investing in early-stage Connecticut technology companies, university/industry research collaborations and technology transfer and collaborating with government, business, nonprofit and academic organizations to advance technology growth and promote public policies consistent with CI’s mission. Additionally, CI supports clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives through its administration of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. For more information on CI, please visit http://www.ctinnovations.com.

About the Connecticut SBIR Office The Connecticut SBIR Office helps high-tech small businesses and entrepreneurs compete for and win federal SBIR/STTR awards. The office also facilitates commercialization by collaborating with industry, government and academia.

The federal SBIR program provides $2 billion in competitive federal research and development grants each year to small, high-tech, innovative businesses throughout the U.S. The SBIR program is funded by 11 federal agencies including Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, NASA and the National Science Foundation, among others. SBIR funding is aimed at supporting cutting-edge research and development that is useful to the participating federal agencies and will ultimately be commercialized, benefitting government or private sector customers.

The federal STTR Program provides competitive federal research and development grants to small companies working cooperatively with researchers at universities and other research institutions.

For more information, please visit http://www.ctinnovations.com/sbir.

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