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Company Information:

Name: GVD Corporation
Address: 45 Spinelli Place
Cambridge, MA 02138-1046
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (617) 661-0060

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,554,445.00 16
SBIR Phase II $6,602,850.00 8

Award List:

Novel Surface Modification Technologies for Improved Chemical Biological (CB) Protective Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Hilton Gavin Pryce Lewis, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
GVD proposes to develop a lightweight, durable, breathable, water- and chemical-resistant treatment for fabrics, specifically for the military battledress overgarment. GVD will employ its nanotechnology developed at MIT by company founders, a unique hotfilament chemical vapor deposition process… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Proton Conductive Membranes for Cost-Effective Fuel Cell Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hilton Pryce-Lewis
Award Amount: $99,668.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will support the development and preliminary evaluation of low-cost, high-performance, environmentally-clean proton exchange membranes (PEMs). The project involves the manufacture of PEMs using a patented hot filament chemical vapor… More

SBIR Phase II: High-Efficiency Poly(Tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Pryce-Lewis, Dr
Award Amount: $99,785.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the need for improved filtration in the semiconductor industry, where exceptional chemical stability, thermal stability, and purity make poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) the media of choice. GVD has successfully demonstrated… More

Coatings for Biostable Chronic Neural Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Prycelewis
Award Amount: $100,060.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant will support the development and testing of a fluorosilicone co-polymer coating prepared using GVD's patented nanotechnology coating process, as an insulating coating for neural prostheses. The project will… More

Coatings for Biostable Chronic Neural Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Prycelewis
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant will support the development and testing of a PTFEcoating prepared using GVD's patented hot filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) process as an insulator for neural prostheses. The project will focus… More

SBIR Phase II: High-Efficiency Poly(Tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Pryce-Lewis, Dr
Award Amount: $499,994.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the need for improved filtration in the semiconductor industry, where exceptional chemical stability, thermal stability, and purity make poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) the media of choice. GVD has successfully demonstrated… More

A High-Throughput Assay for Microbe-Based Hydrogen Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
79348S Microbe-based hydrogen production is a potentially cost-effective, non-polluting approach to the production of hydrogen, and research efforts are underway to identify, isolate, and enhance microbial strains which facilitate the process. However, these efforts are hampered by a lack of… More

Coatings for Biostable Neural Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Prycelewis
Award Amount: $728,515.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The miniaturization of neuroprosthetic technology has led to an urgent need for thin (10 mu m or less) insulating coatings that retain their biocompatibility and stability over long periods. Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD) is an alternative to… More

A High-Throughput Assay for Microbe-Based Hydrogen Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,850.00
Abstract:
Emerging distributed science applications are expected to generate petabytes of data that must be transferred to geographically distributed tera-scale computing facilities. Ultra-high bandwidth will be needed to achieve this transfer. While the bandwidth is available in network link technology,… More

Silicone Coatings for Biostable Chronic Neural Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Prycelewis
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The miniaturization of neuroprosthetic technology has led to an urgent need for insulating coatings that retain their biocompatibility and stability over long periods. Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD) is an at tractive alternative to applying polymers… More

Coatings for Biostable Chronic Neural Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Prycelewis
Award Amount: $766,057.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The miniaturization of neuroprosthetic technology has led to an urgent need for insulating coatings that retain their biocompatibility and stability over long periods. Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD) is an at tractive alternative to applying polymers… More

Novel Conductive Polymer Skins for Morphing UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Erik S. Handy, Senior R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $99,861.00
Abstract:
GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop highly-conductive, thermally-activated shape-memory polymer skins for morphing UAVs. These skins are based on GVD's novel electrically-conductive polymer technology, which imparts low electrical resistivity to the skins. Conductive skin manufacture is… More

Novel Conductive Polymer Skins for Morphing UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Erik S. Handy, Senior R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $749,334.00
Abstract:
GVD Corporation proposes to develop electrically-conductive skins for morphing UAVs. These skins make use of GVD's innovative coating technologies, which impart low electrical resistance to the skins. GVD's approach to conductive skin manufacture is simple, scalable, and easily inserted into… More

Scalable, Lightweight Nanocomposite Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Erik Handy, Senior R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $98,887.00
Abstract:
GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop conformal coatings for carbon nanotubes (CNTs), facilitating scalable manufacturing of lightweight vehicle armor. GVD's solvent-free coatings afford improved CNT dispersion in various matrices, resulting in better CNT distribution throughout the armor… More

Rain Repellency for Shipboard Aircraft Transparency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Erik Handy, Senior R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $79,850.00
Abstract:
GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop permanent, rain-repellent aircraft canopy coatings based on its novel, solvent-free PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) technology. Commercial off-the-shelf rain repellents possess neither the required durability nor the needed uniformity for use on high speed… More

Innovative manufacturing processes and materials for affordable Transmit/Receive (T/R) module Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Erik Handy, Senior R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $69,456.00
Abstract:
GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop low-cost, conformal, board-level environmental coatings for phased array radar T/R module boards. These boards must survive harsh environmental conditions for long periods, such as humidity, bias, temperature cycling, and ionic contamination. Such conditions… More

Silicone Coatings for Biostable Chronic Neural Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hilton G. Pryce lewis – 617-661-0060
Award Amount: $2,078,683.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The miniaturization of neuroprosthetic technology has led to an urgent need for thin, conformal, insulating coatings that retain their biocompatibility and stability over long periods. Silicone coatings have long been used in the medical device industry for… More

Innovative manufacturing processes and materials for affordable Transmit/Receive (T/R) module Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Erik Handy, Business Development Mana – (617) 661-0060
Award Amount: $740,408.00
Abstract:
GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop low-cost, conformal, board-level environmental coatings for phased array radar T/R module boards. These boards must survive harsh environmental conditions for long periods, such as humidity, bias, temperature cycling, and ionic contamination. Such conditions… More

Environmentally-Benign Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTEE) Coating for Mold Release

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Alexandra J. White – (617) 661-0060
Award Amount: $79,357.00
Abstract:
GVD proposed to develop high performance, solventless and PFOA-free, non-stick mold release coatings based on its novel PTFE fluoropolymer technology. Most commercial mold release agents make use of organic solvents that when liberated during the drying process may have a significant air quality… More

SBIR Phase I: Chemically Vapor Deposited Hydrophobic Dielectric Polymer Thin Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Erik Handy
Award Amount: $148,178.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will explore the failure mechanisms associated with hydrophobic dielectric coatings used in electronic paper (E paper) displays. Specifically, electrowetting (E paper) displays require such coatings in order to modulate the contact angle of… More

Novel Polymer-Based Self-Actuating Seals for Barrier-Fabric Protective Coveralls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Erik Handy, Business Development Mana – (617) 661-0060
Award Amount: $79,744.00
Abstract:
GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop a durable self-actuating seals for protective coveralls. There is a strong need for a lightweight, air-breathable garment seal design to replace the incumbent rubber/latex seal technology for protecting pilots from hypothermia in the event of water landing… More

Environmentally-Benign Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTEE) Coating for Mold Release

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Shannan O'Shaughnessy – (617) 661-0060
Award Amount: $290,009.00
Abstract:
GVD proposed to develop high performance, VOC-free and PFOA-free, non-stick mold release coating based on its novel PTFE (Polytetraflouroethylene) fluoropolymer technology. Most commercial mold release agents make use of organic solvents and vaporize during drying, creating a significant air quality… More

Electronic Circuit Anti-Tamper Conformal Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: W. O'Shaughnessy, CTO – (617) 661-0060
Award Amount: $79,749.00
Abstract:
GVD and its partners propose to develop an active anti-tamper conformal coating based on GVD"s proprietary polymer thin film vapor deposition technology. There is an immediate need to for improved anti-tamper (AT) technologies to protect critical program information (CPI) found in the software… More

Flexible Barrier Coatings for Harsh Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: W Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,877.00
Abstract:
There is a need to reduce the cost and improve the reliability of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and their supporting infrastructure to enable FCEV competitiveness. Many reliability problems stem from plastic and elastomer seals employed in hydrogen systems that leak and degrade as a… More