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Jul 29, 2011

US Small Business Administration
Washington, DC 20416

2011 SBIR Hall of Fame and Tibbetts Awards Ceremony - The national ceremony to recognize recipients of the Tibbetts Awards and Hall of Fame Awards was held in Washington, DC, on February 15, 2011.  Click on the video below to see the highlights.

Jul 8, 2011

Creare Inc.
Hanover, NH 03755

Cutting fluids used during the machining process can pose risks to human health and the environment. Creare, Inc., has created the Indirect Cooling System (ICS), which is a low-cost system that indirectly cools the cutting tool without the use of cutting fluids. Creare’s ICS prevents the environmental and occupational health problems...

Jul 8, 2011

Jet Process Corporation
North Haven, CT 06473

Conventional processes used to apply thin film coatings on electric devices generate significant water pollution, process waste, and toxic effluent.  The most common coating processes—sputtering, evaporation, Chemical Vapor Deposition, and electroplating — are not always compatible with heat sensitive...

Jul 8, 2011

NanoMech, Inc.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Cutting fluids used during the machining process are expensive,can be toxic, and produce a significant waste stream. NanoMech,Inc., developed a patented, innovative nanostructured coating for cutting tools based on the principles of biomimicry. The TuffTek® coating contains the hard phase deposited in a nodular structure similar...

Jun 9, 2011

Quantum Simulations, Inc
Murrysville, PA 15668

Projects Highlights - With support from the SBIR program at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and other funding sources, Quantum developed a suite of web-based artificial intelligence (AI) learning tutors and...

Mar 21, 2011

Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc.
Tucson, AZ 85706

Highlights: Successful acquisition by BAE Systems

Founded in 1989, Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc. (ACR) develops state-of-the-art high temperature, high strength ceramic materials and innovative processes. ACR’s first revenues came from the US Government’s SBIR Program and $1,000 in start-up...

Mar 18, 2011

Mountain View, CA 94043

Highlights: 17,500 empoyees in more than 40 countries

Symantec, an outstanding example of the values of the SBIR program, was inducted into SBA’s Hall of Fame on February 15, 2011. It was the first recipient of a grant via the SBIR program in 1982, established at the time by Roland Tibbett.  This grant was...

Mar 15, 2011

Martek Biosciences
Columbia, MD 21045

Highlights: 525 employees, product present in 99% of infant formulas, $300 million revenue

Life’s DHA and life’s ARA - “We don’t cure cancer. But we’ve impacted probably more people than any biotechnology company ever.” Peter Buzzy, the chief financial officer of Martek Biosciences, makes a...