Partners & Customers

Akita is proud to work with some of the nation’s leading businesses, universities, and government agencies, including:


Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – Akita has been funded by the DARPA Biological Technologies Office to develop voltage-sensitive fluorescent dyes and absorbing dyes for cytokine sensors.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency – Akita has been funded by DTRA to test semipermeable membranes and to develop encapsulated oxidizer microparticles for biocidal thermites.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

U.S. Army – Akita has been funded by the Army to develop next-generation antifog coatings for protective eyewear.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

NIOSH – Akita has been funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to develop sensors for airborne coal dust in underground coal mines.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

Revision Military Technologies and Revision Military, Ltd. – Akita supplies Revision with chemicals and coatings for use in protective eyewear.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

FLIR Systems – Akita supplies FLIR with custom chemicals for use in products for the detection of hazardous substances.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

Southwest Research Institute – Akita works with SwRI on production of engineered microparticles.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

Tufts University – Akita works with Tufts on development of fluorescent dyes for use in cell biology and neurology research.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

Northeastern University – Akita works with Northeastern University on development of nanosensors for proteins and other compounds of biological interest.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center – Akita has been funded by MLSC to commercialize fluorescent dyes under MLSC’s Milestone Achievement Program.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

MassVentures – Akita has won an award from MassVentures, a Massachusetts State agency, to begin commercialization of antifog and anticontamination coatings for optics, under their START program.

Partners & customers, Akita Innovations, chemical company, materials company, research and development, R&D, testing services, consulting, custom chemicals, custom materials, light absorbing dyes, light emitting dyes, microparticles, nanoparticles, optical polymers, fluoropolymers, coatings, micromaterials, nanomaterials, chemical laboratory, dyes, fluorescent dyes, organic synthesis, small business

NAC – National Armaments Consortium – Akita Innovations is 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.