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Company Information:

Company Name: ventana research
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (520) 325-0440

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $579,919.00 7
SBIR Phase II $2,580,000.00 4
STTR Phase I $199,000.00 2
STTR Phase II $749,999.00 1

Award List:

Breathable Clothing Material for Chemical Agent Protection for the Soldier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: David F. O'Brien
Abstract:
This proposal entails the fabrication of selective permeable reverse microemulsion derived elastomeric membranes which are fabricated using rapid prototyping (RP) techniques. Rp offers a significant advantage in that it is capable of forming membraneshaving controlled porosity and microstructural… More

Lightweight and Low-Cost Flexible Structure Textiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
During this proposed work, a new lightweight, high strength permselective fabric suitable for shleters and other collective protection applications. This fabric will be woven from bicontinuous hollow polyester and polyolefin fibers and later treated withnanoporous permselective membrane coating. … More

SBIR Phase II: Development of High Performance, Environmentally Benign Lapping Fluids for Hard Disk Drive Manufacturing Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, Dr
Award Amount: $99,920.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop novel, water soluble, environmentally benign, aspartate co-aspartamide copolymers for use as aluminum titanium carbide (AlTiC) Giant Magnetoresistive (GMR) Read Write Head lapping fluid additives. Efforts will be directed… More

Self-Decontaminating Barrier Material Incorporating Catalytically Reactive Membranes for Individual and Collective Protection on a Chemically/Biologic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Lombardi, Principal
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
A new class of visible light activated photocatalysts will be developed, characterized, and treated upon various CB barrier polymer materials. The performance of these LADM treated films will be determined for compositions where the LADMs are present both as a surface coating as well as a filler… More

SBIR Phase II: Development of High Performance, Environmentally Benign Lapping Fluids for Hard Disk Drive Manufacturing Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, Dr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop novel, water soluble, environmentally benign, aspartate co-aspartamide copolymers for use as aluminum titanium carbide (AlTiC) Giant Magnetoresistive (GMR) Read Write Head lapping fluid additives. Efforts will be directed… More

Corrosion Inhibitor and Chemical Warfare (CW) Agent Cleaner for Military Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Decontamination of hardware exposed to chemical agents remains to be a significant problem. Past approaches using hypochlorites, DS2, M11 & M280 systems have been effective but unfortunately at the expense of degrading & corroding painted surfaces, metals and elastomers. This proposed program will… More

Self-Decontaminating Barrier Material Incorporating Catalytically Reactive Membranes for Individual and Collective Protection on a Chemically/Biologic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
A series of coating formulations will be developed and refined during this Phase II Program which are capable of photooxidizing and decontaminating a variety of CW and TIC chemical compounds. A significant feature of these coatings is that they will be reasonably maintainence - free; requiring only… More

Non-Toxic Chemical Formulation for Incapacitation and Destruction of Small Arms and Light Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: John Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $99,000.00
RI Contact: D. Poirier
Abstract:
In an attempt to deal with a growing number of weapon caches, Ventana Research will team-up with the University of Arizona to develop a non-toxic, cost-efficient resins formulation which will immediately incapacitate small arms and light weaponry. In addition this resin will also cause significant… More

Residue-Free Decontamination Wipes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: John Lombardi
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Currently employed decontaminating sorbents (e.g. A200 & XE-55) have the propensity to leave a powdery residue after utilization. This residue can damage sensitive equipment (e.g. scratch optical equipment) and/or limit the capability of other machinery and instrumentation. Ventana Research will… More

Replacement of Red Phosphorus in smoke producing munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Current smoke producing munitions posess significant total obscuring power (TOP) but suffer from the drawbacks taht they are both toxic and corrosive towards military personnel and hardware respectively. A burgeoning need therefore exists for alternative obscurants which are benign as well as… More

Corrosion Inhibitor and Chemical Warfare (CW) Agent Cleaner for Military Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Novel non-corrosive aqueous fluids suitable for decontaminating a wide variety of military hardware & sensitive electronic devices will be developed and tested during this proposed Phase II program.

Non-Toxic Chemical Formulation for Incapacitation and Destruction of Small Arms and Light Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: David Poirier
Abstract:
This program will entail making further refinements to a rapidly polymerizable resin which was shown during the Phase I Program to induce corrosion and ductility loss within treated steel rifle barrels. Besides optimizing the formulations, efforts will also be directed during this Phase II program… More

Replacement of Red Phosphorus in smoke producing munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Lombardi, President – (520) 325-0440
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Several novel non-phosphorus based pyrotechnic formulations will be refined and integrated into both M18 & M83 smoke grenades during this Phase II Program. These compositions will be subjected to extensive testing by both Ventana as well as an independent laboratory and grenades loaded with this… More

Weapon Payloads for Chemical and Biological Agent Plume Neutralization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John L. Lombardi, CEO – (520) 882-8772
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Novel, visible light activated, photocatalytic self-decontamination agents will be developed during this proposed Phase I SBIR effort. These photocatalysts will be heterogeneously supported upon various high surface area particles and by judicious blending of various particle size distributions… More