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Company Information:

Company Name: DAKOTA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
City: FARGO
State: ND
Zip+4: 58102
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (701) 237-4908

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,245,618.00 27
SBIR Phase II $6,064,496.00 11
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 2
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Sensor Research & Development for Implementation with Soil Probing Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory D Gillispie
Award Amount: $80,000.00

Sensor Research & Development for Implementation with Soil Probing Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory D Gillispie
Award Amount: $749,742.00
Abstract:
The traditional site characterization approaches, viz., soil borings and monitoring wells, are labor intensive and costly. Interest has grown rapidly over the past five years in the use of cone penetrometers and other minimally invasive methods to deploy or emplace sensors. The focus of this SBIR… More

Surface Pressure Measurements Without Wind-Off Correction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory D. Gillispie , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors for DNAPLs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Randy W. St. Germain , Vice-President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50815-98-I High Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors for DNAPLs--Dakota Technologies, Inc., 2301 12th Street, North, Suite E, Fargo, ND 58102-1805; (701) 237-4908 Mr. Randy W. St. Germain, Principal Investigator Dr. Gregory D. Gillispie, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82564 Amount: … More

Real-Time Fuel Leak Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Gillispie
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
During Phase I Dakota Technologies, Inc. (DTI) will demonstrate a fuel leak detection system that is vastly superior to the costly, manpower-intensive techniques currently used in repair, overhaul, and production facilities. The technique uses resonance enhabced multiphoton ionization (REMPI)… More

Miniature Membrane Inlet Gas Chromatography for Cone Penetrometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Scheduling of the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) is key to its effective utilization. As demands increase and resources decrease, scheduling must become more efficient. Current AFSCN scheduling is manpower intensive and complicated. Since this process is mainly a manual… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Dvorak
Award Amount: $0.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Dvorak
Award Amount: $295,000.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Daniel Engebretson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The proposed microchannel processor would extract water and/or other volatile compounds from fine-grained dust and regolith deposits found on the surfaces of Mars, the Moon, and asteroids. The core technology is an array of microchannel processors, each o

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Gillispie
Award Amount: $100,000.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Dvorak
Award Amount: $100,000.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Gillispie
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Gillispie
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Development of a Tool for Verificaton of Ballast Water Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Daniel Engebretson
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Instruction of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) by ballast water poses a significant ecological and economical threat to United States harbors. Open ocean exchanges of ballast water outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in waters greater than 2000 meters deep is the primary method used to reduce… More

Subsurface In-Suite Volatile Organic Contaminant (VOC) Sampling Using Multiple Sorbent Traps With Rapid On-Site/Off-Site Quantitative Speciation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Dakota Technologies, Inc. (DTI), has demonstrated successfully key technologies used in the operation of a miniature gas chromatograph (GC) that fits inside a push rod for field screening and quantification of subsurface volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The GC is soft-pushed (no percussion) into… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter Cheo
Award Amount: $447,780.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will lead to a breakthrough in the use of laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) for chromatographic detection. Commercial standalone LIF detectors are based on CW lasers and collect data at a fixed wavelength. Consequently, they add minimal… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter Cheo
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will lead to a breakthrough in the use of laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) for chromatographic detection. Commercial standalone LIF detectors are based on CW lasers and collect data at a fixed wavelength. Consequently, they add minimal… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brian E. Very
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project details the roadmap to rapid commercialization of a powerful new gas chromatography (GC) detector, the Aromatic Specific Laser Ionization Detector (ArSLID). Like a conventional photoionization detector (PID), the ArSLID creates ions by… More

Novel Two-Dimensional LIF Detector for DNA Sequencing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gregory D. Gillispie
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Applicant's abstract): This Phase I SBIR project introduces a novel laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) detector that will raise DNA sequencing to a new level. All commercial sequencers make basecalls from one-dimensional fluorescence data, viz., intensities at four… More

Multi-Channel Fluorescence Lifetime Measuring Instrument Using a Novel Low-Cost Digitizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark Pavicic
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project concerns the development of a multi-channel fluorescence lifetime measuring instrument using a novel low-cost digitizer. The key to bringing the well-known utility of fluorescence lifetime measurements "to the masses" is to have a low-cost… More

Development of a Tool for Verification of Ballast Water Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Daniel Engebretson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Introduction of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) by ballast water poses a significant ecological and economical threat to the United States harbors. Open ocean exchange of ballast water outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in waters greater than 2000 meters deep is the primary method used to… More

Development of a Tool for Verification of Ballast Water Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Daniel Engebretson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Introduction of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) by ballast water poses a significant ecological and economical threat to the United States harbors. Open ocean exchange of ballast water outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in waters greater than 2000 meters deep is the primary method used to… More

Development of fluorescent liposomes to detect biological toxins using fluorescence resonance energy transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: North Dakota State University
Principal Investigator: Daniel Engebretson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Valrey Kettner
Abstract:
"Biological toxins are far more lethal than chemical warfare agents and are easily produced which makes them an ideal weapon for terrorist organizations. Toxins can be deployed either by direct contamination of food or water sources or as airborneaerosols. Researchers from Dakota Technologies,… More

IMPLANTED MEMBRANES FOR CHARACTERIZATION AND MONITORING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel S. Engebretson
Award Amount: $366,664.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many localities across the Unites States rely upon groundwater as the source of drinking water. In our industrialized society, pollution threatens the groundwater supply and, therefore, poses a significant health risk to the population. This Phase I SBIR… More

MICROPLATE READING COMBINING SPECTRAL AND LIFETIME DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Travis L. Martin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I NIH SBIR project will lead to a breakthrough in the performance to cost ratio of fluorescence microplate readers. By collecting fluorescence decay curves at several emission wavelengths simultaneously, we will achieve a true multiplexing capability. One will be able to determine the… More

Development of a Tool for Verificaton of Ballast Water Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Daniel Engebretson
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Instruction of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) by ballast water poses a significant ecological and economical threat to United States harbors. Open ocean exchanges of ballast water outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in waters greater than 2000 meters deep is the primary method used to reduce… More

SBIR Phase II: Multi-Channel Fluorescence Lifetime Measuring Instrument Using a Novel Low-Cost Digitizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark Pavicic
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will deliver a low-cost, multi-channel digitizer that can revolutionize applications of fluorescence sensing with its ability to accurately capture over 10,000 complete fluorescence decay curves (waveforms) per second per channel. This… More

SBIR Phase II: Multi-Channel Fluorescence Lifetime Measuring Instrument Using a Novel Low-Cost Digitizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark Pavicic
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will deliver a low-cost, multi-channel digitizer that can revolutionize applications of fluorescence sensing with its ability to accurately capture over 10,000 complete fluorescence decay curves (waveforms) per second per channel. This… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Ultrasensitive Gas Chromatography (GC) Detector with Highly Specific Response to Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Jarski
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will advance commercialization of an aromatic-specific laser ionization detector (ArSLID). The photoionization detectors (PIDs) that are widely used as gas chromatography (GC) detectors and hand-held organic vapor analyzers form a… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Ultrasensitive Gas Chromatography (GC) Detector with Highly Specific Response to Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Jarski
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will advance commercialization of an aromatic-specific laser ionization detector (ArSLID). The photoionization detectors (PIDs) that are widely used as gas chromatography (GC) detectors and hand-held organic vapor analyzers form a… More

Tunable Source for Protein Fluorescence Lifetime Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gregory D. Gillispie
Award Amount: $175,301.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dakota Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has developed and demonstrated a low-cost and user-friendly method that generates fluorescence decay curves with exceptional speed, accuracy, and precision. Sample fluorescence is induced by a Nd:YAG microchip laser that operates… More

Multiplex DNA Detection Without Fluorophore Labeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kirk D. Hartel
Award Amount: $194,127.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A cost-effective and field-deployable DNA detection system is urgently needed to rapidly and sensitively screen crude biological samples for a plethora of pathogens, including biological warfare agents. Dakota Technologies, Inc.'s (DTI) detection approach… More

SBIR Phase II: Oxygen Sensor for Aircraft Fuel Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Travis L. Martin, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will complete the development of an oxygen sensor that can be deployed inside aircraft fuel tanks. Such a sensor will be needed after the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) mandates the use of nitrogen-enriched air to prevent… More

Microplate Reading Combining Spectral and Lifetime Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Travis L. Martin
Award Amount: $747,784.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): During this NIH SBIR Phase II project, Dakota Technologies, Inc. (DTI) will complete the development of a revolutionary laser-induced fluorescence instrument that provides the flexibility and convenience of research-grade microplate readers, but collects data at… More

Microplate Reading Combining Spectral and Lifetime Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Travis L. Martin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): During this NIH SBIR Phase II project, Dakota Technologies, Inc. (DTI) will complete the development of a revolutionary laser-induced fluorescence instrument that provides the flexibility and convenience of research-grade microplate readers, but collects data at… More

Implanted Membranes for Characterization and Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul B. Jarski
Award Amount: $1,000,055.00
Abstract:
This NIH SBIR Phase II project will enable Dakota Technologies, Inc. (DTI) to complete development of a hollow-fiber membrane (HFM) sampling system that provides analytical quality data on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater. The system is versatile and comprehensive; it incorporates… More

SBIR Phase II: Oxygen Sensor for Aircraft Fuel Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Travis L. Martin, Mr
Award Amount: $474,135.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will complete the development of an oxygen sensor that can be deployed inside aircraft fuel tanks. Such a sensor will be needed after the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) mandates the use of nitrogen-enriched air to prevent… More

In situ Soil Probe for Rapid Delineation of Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul B. Jarski
Award Amount: $130,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): During this Phase I SBIR project, Dakota Technologies, Inc. (Dakota) will demonstrate that a simple solid state halogen specific detector can be miniaturized, hardened, and incorporated into a percussion deliverable probe capable of delineating dense non-aqueous… More

Fluorescence Lifetime-Based Kinase Assay for HTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kirk D. Hartel
Award Amount: $14,526.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Fluorescence based-assays have greatly facilitated high-throughput screening (HTS) in drug discovery. However, in doing so, they created a bottleneck relating to false positives and false negatives, which may arise due to interferences from light scattering,… More