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Company Information:

Company Name: Giner
City: Newton
State: MA
Zip+4: 02466-1311
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,449,781.00 16
SBIR Phase II $2,149,953.00 3
STTR Phase I $149,949.00 1

Award List:

IMPROVEMENT IN THE GRAPHITE REFERENCE CELL FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Ali Akbar Sohanghpurwala, President
Award Amount: $49,815.00

IMPROVEMENT IN THE GRAPHITE REFERENCE CELL FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Ali Akbar Sohanghpurwala, President
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
For cathodic protection systems to be successful in mitigating corrosion without causing hydrogen embrittlement of prestressing steel, the amount of polarization of the embedded steel must be very accurately controlled. presently available embedded reference electrodes do not have the long term… More

Microsensor for the Detection of Humans in Cargo Shipping Containers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Project Manager – (781) 529-0527
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
Technical Abstract: GINER, Inc. proposes to design, develop and demonstrate a low-power consuming, screen-printed, thick-film electrochemical, carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) microsensor module that combines simultaneous real time detection of CO2 and O2 in one substrate and demonstrate its… More

A Miniatruized Carbon Dioxide Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Director, Energy Conversion – (781) 529-0505
Award Amount: $94,997.00
Abstract:
NOAA supports over 25,000 underwater dive programs per year. To increase the duration and depth of these dives, the use of closed circuit mixed gas rebreathers (CCRs) is being considered. As there currently are no sensors to detect CO2 levels in the breathing gas, Giner, Inc. proposes to develop… More

Field Monitor to Measure Chromium and Cobalt in Subsurface Water and Soil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Dr. – (781) 529-0520
Award Amount: $149,891.00
Abstract:
Ground and surface water contamination from anthropogenic sources is an important problem that must be monitored and remediated to protect the environment and human health. Chromium and cobalt contamination of groundwater is a problem in industrialized areas, where waste from plating and other… More

A Direct Hydrocarbon Solid Acid Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Ph.D., Director, Energy Conversion – (781) 529-0505
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Solid-state fuel cells operating at intermediate temperatures of 200300 degrees C are attractive energy conversion devices because they combine many advantages of high- and low-temperature fuel cells, i.e., high durability to CO poisoning, simplified water management, increased energy conversion… More

Physician Monitoring System for Nicotine and Metabolites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik – (781) 529-0520
Award Amount: $179,880.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cigarette smoking and secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke cause an estimated average of 438,000 premature deaths each year in the United States. Nicotine, coadministered in tobacco products, is an addicting substance that causes individuals to continue use of… More

Long-life, High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Battery for Portable Cardiac Defibrillators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Mcdonald – (781) 529-0504
Award Amount: $149,957.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are providing power for an increasing range of portable medical devices. With their light weight and higher voltages, device capabilities have improved within acceptable weight limits for portability. However, the… More

Rapid and On-site Monitoring of Urinary Arsenic Metabolites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik – (781) 529-0520
Award Amount: $249,570.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Giner, Inc. proposes a portable, inexpensive, and rapid-response monitor for arsenic speciation in urine. Arsenic species excreted in urine are reflective of human exposure to toxic arsenic, and therefore this sensor will be a valuable biomonitoring tool in… More

Powered Knee Prosthesis Incorporating Battery-Capacitor Hybrid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik – (781) 529-0520
Award Amount: $176,326.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 623,000 people currently live in the United States with a lower limb amputation, with 30,000 new transfemoral amputations conducted each year. The latest commercial product is a prosthetic knee powered byan electric motor designed to function as an… More

Manufacturing of Soft Actuator Devices for Intravascular Intervention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Mcdonald – (781) 529-0501
Award Amount: $149,983.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Electronically Activated Polymer (EAP) structures hold great potential for use in several medical applications, including implantable pumps and actuators, artificial muscles, microtools for intravascular intervention and soft prosthetics. The structures can be… More

OTHER FUNCTIONS-R and D SBIR TOPIC 58 PHASE I, NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES FOR POWERING VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Castro Laicer – (781) 529-0500
Award Amount: $149,684.00
Abstract:
Not Available

Field Monitor to Measure Chromium and Cobalt in Subsurface Water and Soil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Dr. – (781) 529-0520
Award Amount: $999,970.00
Abstract:
Ground and surface water contamination from anthropogenic sources is an important problem that must be monitored and remediated to protect the environment and human health. Dangerously high levels of chromium, cobalt and uranium have been reported in groundwater and soils at multiple Superfund… More

High-Performance, Long-Lifetime Catalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hui Xu, Dr. – (781) 529-0573
Award Amount: $999,983.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen production from proton exchange membrane water electrolysis is attractive due to its simple and clean nature. However, it is still expensive resulting from expensive materials (membrane, catalyst, and bipolar plate) and electricity consumption. The industries and Department of Energy have… More

Long-Term Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensors for an Artificial Pancreas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman – (781) 529-0514
Award Amount: $224,933.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this proposed SBIR project is to develop a miniaturized implantable oxygen generator that will continuously supply oxygen to cells within an immunoisolation cell implant device. This will maintain cellular viability and function at high cell… More

IFG::OT::IFG: At-Home Prescription Drug Disposal System N43DA-13-4421. Period o

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik – (781) 529-0500
Award Amount: $149,799.00
Abstract:
Objective: Demonstrate effectiveness of a safe, immediate, cost-effective, ecological, and user-friendly system that enables at-home deactivation and disposal of psychoactive prescription pharmaceuticals. Giner, Inc. proposes to develop a miniaturized electrolytic mixed-oxidant (MOX) system to… More

High Temperature High Efficiency PEM Electrolysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,149,984.00
Abstract:
Electrolysis of water is an important tool for automotive hydrogen refueling and renewable energy storage applications. The current membranes for electrolysis suffer from low efficiency, low mechanical strength and high hydrogen crossover at the high pressures needed for direct refueling. The DOE… More

Portable Sensor for Detection of Microorganisms in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Avni Argun, Dr.
Award Amount: $224,997.00
Abstract:
Measurement and monitoring of subsurface microbial activity plays a critical role in studying the extent of contamination at the Department of Energy (DOE) sites and its impact on the surrounding environment. The subsurface microbiology is a window into the health of the soil and groundwater before,… More

Novel Solid Electrolyte Based Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hui Xu, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Conventional lithium-ion batteries demonstrate great potential for applications in electrical vehicles, but they face some major challenges such as low energy density and high cost. It is worthwhile to pursue alternative strategies to address the barriers of cost and energy density.… More

Ionomer Dispersion Impact on Advanced Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Performance and Durability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Los Almos National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Hui Xu, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,949.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
The ionomer dispersion technology invented at LANL has demonstrated great potential to significantly improve the lifetime of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells via accelerated stress tests. However, more validation and improvements are needed to make this technology commercially viable for… More