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Company Information:

Company Name: Nico Technologies Corp.
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $238,351.00 3
SBIR Phase II $749,982.00 1
STTR Phase I $445,263.00 4

Award List:

Ultrahigh Loading of Carbon Nanotubes in Structural Resins for Advanced Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: R. C. Doty, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Nicholas A. Kotov
Abstract:
This project will develop a new family of composites from single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with loading equal or above 50%. A proprietary version of layer-by-layer assembly (LBL) technology will be applied to composite manufacturing of SWNTs combined with poly(ether ether ketone)(PEEK). The… More

Novel Neural-Electrical Interfaces for Neural Device Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: R. C. Doty, Senior Researcher
Award Amount: $98,999.00
RI Contact: Nicholas A. Kotov
Abstract:
A new method of manufacturing of deep brain stimulation devices is proposed. We will use proprietary method of processing of carbon nanotubes into ultrastrong and highly conductive thin sheets. Flexibility of the sheets and special electrode design will make possible effective integration of the… More

Three-Dimensional Scaffolds for Bone Marrow Tissue Constructs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: Nicholas A. Kotov
Award Amount: $176,265.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall RandD cycle for drugs costs 300-800 million in capital and up to 10-12 years in time. One of the reasons for such great cost is that the vast majority of drug candidates are screened out at the stages of an imal and human trials. More efficient… More

Multifunctional Nanocomposite Structures Via Layer-by-Layer Assembly Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Kelechi Anyaogu, Senior Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Elvira Stesikova
Abstract:
The realization of materials with record mechanical and electrical properties is of paramount importance to the Air Force and other branches of the US Armed Forces. Layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly is capable of producing nanocomposite materials with record properties surpassing those made by many… More

In vitro Models Suitable for High-throughput Screening of Drug Toxicities in Human Tissues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Kelechi Anyaogu, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,869.00
Abstract:
The drug R&D cycle is long and very expensive. In many ways, this status quo can no longer be sustained. One of the reasons for such great cost is that the vast majority of drug candidates are screened out at the stages of animal and human trials. More efficient methods of testing of drugs at… More

Non-Condensing Anti-Fog Hydrophobic Optical Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kelechi Anyaogu, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $98,511.00
Abstract:
Ultrahydrophobic coatings can provide an elegant solution to the anti-fogging problem that plagues current military optical systems. Biomimetic composite materials can offer realistic and permanent solution to the existing short-comings of current anti-fogging coatings. This proposal suggests… More

Ultrastrong Dual Use Nanocomposite Materials for Blast and Transparent Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kelechi Anyaogu, Senior Scientist – (734) 945-8131
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
The main goal of this proposal is to develop novel lightweight high strength composite materials to be used as materials for next-generation transparent armor for multifunctional structural load support and mitigation of ballistic threats and blast impacts. While providing adequate protection most… More

Anti-Fog Superhydrophobic Coating from Ultrastrong Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kelechi Anyaogu, Senior Scientist – (734) 945-8131
Award Amount: $749,982.00
Abstract:
Superhydrophobic nanostructured coating will be developed from transparent ultrastrong materials. The coatings will be scalable, inexpensive, mechanically robust and thermally resilient. We will initially design such coatings using layered nanocomposites. Then it will be optimized for different… More