News & Events

October 12, 2016massmep-logo
Akita Innovations has been awarded an OEA Defense Grant, administered by the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, to help Akita expand its markets and commercialize products.

August 20, 2016neu
Akita Innovations has been awarded a subcontract from Northeastern University for a DARPA project to develop real-time implantable sensors for cytokines, proteins that cause and signal inflammation and other health stress.

February 1, 2016Army Logo
Akita Innovations has been awarded a Phase II SBIR contract by the U.S. Army for development of next-generation antifog coatings for military eyewear.  Akita is working on approaches that are more robust, effective, and manufacturable than existing methods.

December 18, 2015NAC Logo
Akita Innovations has been accepted as a member of the National Armaments Consortium (NAC), a group of over 340 companies and universities working together with the Department of Defense to enhance our Warfighter’s lethality, survivability and combat effectiveness.   Working with the DoD Ordinance Technology Consortium (DOTC), NAC facilitates industrial and academic research, as well as development and technology demonstrations needed to advance and expand our military technological superiority.

 

November 1, 20152LT BARDON DA Photo OCT2015 Cropped
Akita Senior Scientist Kevin Bardon has been commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, currently assigned as the Medical Officer for the 1-101st Field Artillery Regiment (HHB).  LT Bardon was named the Distinguished Honor Graduate of Massachusetts Military Academy Class 82 and awarded the Erickson Trophy, given annually to the top officer candidate in the state.  Akita congratulates Kevin and thanks him for his service!  In his non-Army life, Kevin continues work as the lead chemist on several important Akita projects.

 

October 19, 2015seal_dtra
Akita Innovations has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for Encapsulated Oxidizer Microparticles.  In this project, Akita is working to develop and scale up a method for production of a stabilized biocidal oxidizer material.  The oxidizer is encapsulated within a coating designed to prevent moisture uptake while preserving the activity of the material, while the production process will allow easier and safer scale-up.

May 26, 2015 
Akita Innovations is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) under their Milestone Achievement Program (MAP).  The MLSC is a quasi-public agency charged with implementing the state’s 10-year, $1-billion Life Sciences Initiative, and the goal of the Milestone Achievement Program is to empower early-stage life sciences companies to attract additional funding and realize important milestones.  Only twelve companies in the state received MAP awards.  Applications were subjected to a rigorous joint peer review and MLSC Scientific Advisory Board review, with further screening by the MLSC’s Investment Sub-Committee and Board of Directors. The announcement of the winners, including Akita, can be found at http://www.masslifesciences.com/wp-content/uploads/MAP-awards-announcement-FINAL-05_26.pdf

April 24, 2015DARPA logo
Akita Innovations has been awarded a Phase II SBIR contract by the Biological Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), for development of next-generation voltage-sensitive fluorescent reporters for cell biology and neurology use.  This award follows successful completion of the base period of Akita’s Phase I SBIR work on the project.

June 24, 2014
Akita Innovations is pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Bardon has joined Akita as a Senior Staff Scientist.  Mr. Bardon has dual Masters’ degrees, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Biochemistry and from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Biomedical Sciences. His professional experience includes positions at Nomadics Inc., FLIR Systems, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

May 15, 2013
Akita Innovations is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV), a Beverly, MA based technology company incubator. See http://nsiv.org/north-shore-innoventures-adds-six-new-companies-to-its-technology-incubator/.NSI-Logo-for-email low res  Akita is already benefiting from the NSIV community, which includes dozens of local sponsors who contribute advice and services to NSIV member companies.