Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > NIST Announces $22 Million in Funding for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Electronics, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology

Abstract:
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a total of more than $22 million in funding for nine research projects targeting innovative manufacturing technologies in fields ranging from biopharmaceuticals and electronics to renewable energy sources and energy storage.

NIST Announces $22 Million in Funding for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Electronics, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology

Boulder, CO | Posted on December 16th, 2010

Funded by NIST's Technology Innovation Program (TIP, www.nist.gov/tip), the awards will be matched by other funding sources and are expected to result in an estimated $46 million in new advanced manufacturing research over the next three years.

"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 is a merit-based, competitive program that provides cost-shared funding for research projects by single small- or medium-sized businesses or by joint ventures that can include higher education institutions, nonprofit research organizations and national laboratories. The nine projects announced today were selected from 110 proposals in the "Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing: Materials Advances and Critical Processes" competition announced last April (see "2010 TIP Competition Focuses on Manufacturing Technologies" at www.nist.gov/tip/20100413_tip_comp_announce.cfm.)

The competition focused on technologies that could significantly improve manufacturing processes for advanced materials such as nanocomposites or in biomanufacturing, which produces vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals.

TIP promotes technological innovation by providing funding support to transformative, high-risk, high-reward research projects that address critical national needs. TIP awards are limited to no more than $3 million over three years for a single company project and no more than $9 million over five years for a joint venture.

See the full list of 2010 TIP project awards with links to additional details for each project below.

As a non-regulatory agency, NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Technology Innovation Program 2010 Research and Development Awards

Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing:
Materials Advances and Critical Processes


Manufacturing of Fully Deleted Helper-Virus Independent Adenoviral Vectors
Isogenis, Inc. (Aurora, Colo.)

* Project length: 3 years
* Requested TIP funding: $2.7 M
* Project total (est.): $5.5 M

Project Goal: To develop and optimize standardized manufacturing systems for a novel type of pharmaceutical-grade gene transfer vehicle for vaccination, gene therapy and tissue transplantation applications.

Volume Production of Nanocomposite Alloy Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
ActaCell, Inc. (Austin, Texas)

* Project length: 3 years
* Requested TIP funding: $3 M
* Project total (est.): $6.2 M

Project Goal: To develop technology necessary to scale up production of the company's novel nanocomposite material for high-performance lithium batteries by a factor of a thousand, potentially enabling safe, powerful and economical batteries for electric vehicles and other demanding applications.

Atmospheric Spray Freeze-Dried Powder Process Advancement and Scale-Up
Engineered BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Manchester, Conn.)

* Project length: 3 years
* Requested TIP funding: $3 M
* Project total (est.): $6 M

Project Goal: To scale up and demonstrate a commercially viable production line employing a novel freeze-drying process to prepare complex biomolecules in powder forms that simplifies the storage and delivery of emerging, protein-based pharmaceuticals.

High-Throughput Manufacturing of Electrospun Core-Sheath Fibers
Arsenal Medical, Inc. (Watertown, Mass.)

* Project length: 3 years
* Requested TIP funding: $2.3 M
* Project total (est.): $4.7 M

Project Goal: To develop processes to increase production of drug-filled, hollow fibers to rates necessary to enable commercially viable use of these fibers in devices and products for drug delivery, tissue engineering, nanoscale sensors and other applications.

Process Innovation for High Technology Manufacturing of Flexible Liquid Crystal Displays
Kent Displays, Inc. (Kent, Ohio)

* Project length: 3 years
* Requested TIP funding: $3 M
* Project total (est.): $6 M

Project Goal: To develop a suite of integrated processes for efficient, "roll-to-roll" manufacturing of flexible, reflective displays for high-volume product markets.

Reprogram a Mammalian Cell Line to Optimize Production of Biopharmaceuticals
Precision BioSciences, Inc. (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)

* Project length: 3 years
* Requested TIP funding: $2.7 M
* Project total (est.): $5.4 M

Project Goal: To create new tools for modifying the chemical structure of proteins that are produced by current biomanufacturing technologies to improve the therapeutic action of the manufactured protein.

Volatile Reporters for Monitoring Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Proteins
Ginkgo BioWorks (Boston, Mass.)

* Project length: 2 years
* Requested TIP funding: $1 M
* Project total (est.): $2.3 M

Project Goal: To develop genetically engineered measurement technologies for real-time monitoring of cellular health and production capacity during the manufacturing of therapeutic proteins.

Low-Cost, Scalable Manufacturing of Surface-Engineered Super-Hard Substrates for Next-Generation Electronic and Photonic Devices
Sinmat Inc. (Gainesville, Fla.)

* Project length: 3 years
* Requested TIP funding: $2.4 M
* Project total (est.): $4.8 M

Project Goal: To develop the means to fabricate high-quality, super-hard substrates in a rapid, reliable, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Synthesis of High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaics for Scalable, Cost-Effective Manufacturing
Polyera Corporation (Skokie, Ill.)

* Project length: 2 years
* Requested TIP funding: $2 M
* Project total (est.): $5 M

Project Goal: To develop novel processes for manufacturing organic photovoltaic materials to enable large-scale manufacturing of high-performance, flexible solar-energy modules.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Michael Baum
301-975-2763

Copyright © NIST

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle May 1st, 2016

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016

Display technology/LEDs/SS Lighting/OLEDs

Hybrid nanoantennas -- next-generation platform for ultradense data recording April 28th, 2016

Manipulating light inside opaque layers April 24th, 2016

Highlights from the Graphene Flagship April 22nd, 2016

What screens are made of: New twists (and bends) in LCD research: X-ray research at Berkeley Lab details exotic structure formed by liquid crystals April 19th, 2016

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016

Personal cooling units on the horizon April 29th, 2016

Exploring phosphorene, a promising new material April 29th, 2016

Possible Futures

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016

Personal cooling units on the horizon April 29th, 2016

Exploring phosphorene, a promising new material April 29th, 2016

Nanomedicine

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Nanoparticles hold promise as double-edged sword against genital herpes April 28th, 2016

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARC-521 April 28th, 2016

The Translational Research Center at the University Hospital of Erlangen in Germany uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to quantify extracellular vesicles such as exosomes April 28th, 2016

Sensors

Electrically Conductive Graphene Ink Enables Printing of Biosensors April 23rd, 2016

Highlights from the Graphene Flagship April 22nd, 2016

Team builds first quantum cascade laser on silicon: Eliminates the need for an external light source for mid-infrared silicon photonic devices or photonic circuits April 21st, 2016

With simple process, UW-Madison engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor April 21st, 2016

Announcements

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016

Personal cooling units on the horizon April 29th, 2016

Environment

Team builds first quantum cascade laser on silicon: Eliminates the need for an external light source for mid-infrared silicon photonic devices or photonic circuits April 21st, 2016

Atomically thin sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home April 18th, 2016

Catalyst could make production of key chemical more eco-friendly April 10th, 2016

Nanoporous material's strange "breathing" behavior April 7th, 2016

Energy

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems April 27th, 2016

Researchers create artificial protein to control assembly of buckyballs April 27th, 2016

Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat April 26th, 2016

Automotive/Transportation

New spin Seebeck thermoelectric device with higher conversion efficiency created April 26th, 2016

All powered up: UCI chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity April 21st, 2016

Ruthenium nanoframes open the doors to better catalysts April 4th, 2016

Heat and light get larger at the nanoscale: Columbia-led research team first to demonstrate a strong, non-contact heat transfer channel using light with performances that could lead to high efficiency electricity generation April 2nd, 2016

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

New spin Seebeck thermoelectric device with higher conversion efficiency created April 26th, 2016

Highlights from the Graphene Flagship April 22nd, 2016

Adding some salt to the recipe for energy storage materials: Researchers use common table salt as growth template April 22nd, 2016

Cleaning up hybrid battery electrodes improves capacity and lifespan: New way of building supercapacitor-battery electrodes eliminates interference from inactive components April 22nd, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Nanoparticles hold promise as double-edged sword against genital herpes April 28th, 2016

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARC-521 April 28th, 2016

The Translational Research Center at the University Hospital of Erlangen in Germany uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to quantify extracellular vesicles such as exosomes April 28th, 2016

Solar/Photovoltaic

NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems April 27th, 2016

Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat April 26th, 2016

Manipulating light inside opaque layers April 24th, 2016

Thin-film solar cells: How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe cells: Concentration of copper plays a crucial role April 23rd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic