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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
Period
Award/Contract
Value
Abstract

H-SB011.1-002
Preparation of Environmental Samples for Biological Detection

D11PC20136 1111109
(FY11.1 Phase I)
Membrane Cascade for Environmental Sample Separation and Concentration

Synkera Technologies Inc.
2605 Trade Centre Ave, Suite C
Longmont, CO 80503-4605

05/15/2011
to
11/30/2011
$99,921.00

This project aims to develop a membrane cascade for separation and concentration of biological components from environmental sample. The membrane cascade will compose a miniaturized, disposable module that can be integrated with many types of automated and/or portable biological detection systems. The membrane cascade is based on a unique nanoceramic materials platform, in which precise size-based separation of biological components (cells, viruses, and exogenous material) can be accomplished via pores diameters that are well controlled in the range of 5 to 200 nanometers. This membrane technology is robust, simple to use, and very low cost. Phase I will demonstrate feasibility of using ceramic membranes of various pore sizes to perform the required separation of large particulates, cells, viruses, exogenous material, and smaller chemicals. In a Phase I option, a breadboard prototype of the membrane cascade module will be built and evaluated.

H-SB011.1-006
Improved Firefighter Face Piece Lenses for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

D11PC20145 1111040
(FY11.1 Phase I)
Improved Firefighter Face Piece Lenses for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

PolyNew, Inc
1021 18th St
Golden, CO 80401-1826

05/15/2011
to
11/30/2011
$100,000.00

This project develops superior, higher heat resistant plastic materials for use in face shields of personal protective equipment (PPE). To do so, a strategic partnership is formed between PolyNew Inc., a woman-owned small business, and Honeywell International, the leading global supplier of personal protective equipment. Additional expertise and facilities are captured through the inclusion of academic consultants at the Colorado School of Mines. Global markets for personal protective equipment is expected to reach USD 33.3 billion by the year 2015. Driven by rising focus to combat terrorism, global markets for respiratory protection equipment is projected to reach USD 3.8 billion by 2012. Importantly, the proposed work also provides the opportunity for social value creation as well as financial profitability. The outcome from overstressed protective equipment is potentially catastrophic; in fact some fatalities have been attributed to the failure of face shield materials. Accordingly, the significance of the proposal includes alleviating human suffering and enhancing National security. In light of persistent hostility by fringe groups committed to violent acts, America`s firefighters and first responders deserve the absolute best protection technology can provide. Developing and successfully commercializing such next-generation protective technology is the goal of this multi-phase SBIR project.