Akita designs and produces a variety of micro and nanomaterials, including inorganic particles of metals and metal oxides, silica and polymer particles, and exotic materials such as iodates. We can modify the surface of these particles to control their solubility or polymer-encapsulate them to protect them from hydrolysis or oxidation. We can characterize particulates by… Continue Reading →
Akita designs and produces a wide variety of coatings including polymers, metals, and sol-gel (inorganic) coatings. Coatings are used to protect substrates from degradation, contamination, or corrosion, to incorporate chemical sensing features, to control permeation of water or oxygen, to impart color or hardness, or to increase or prevent wetting of the material by water… Continue Reading →
Akita chemists have decades of experience making light-absorbing and emitting dyes, tailored to particular product requirements. Dyes are selected for absorption/emission of particular wavelengths in the UV, visible, or near-infrared regions of the spectrum, and designed to have the required thermo- and photostability, solubility, and brightness. We can incorporate dyes in suitable polymer hosts or… Continue Reading →
Akita Innovations received a SBIR Phase II award from the Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) program to develop materials technologies for the scan-to-manufacture of respirator face pieces. For the award, Akita will partner with Adaptive3D Technologies. Adaptive3D is based in Plano TX and offers additive manufacturing polymer resins and specialty polymers to… Continue Reading →
Lawrence F. Hancock, CEO of Akita Innovations, received the 2020 R.E. Tressler Award from the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Pennsylvania State University on February 27, 2020. The Tressler award honors the work and contributions of Richard E. Tressler, who was an international leader in the development of high temperature materials and served as… Continue Reading →
Akita Innovations has been awarded an Express Grant from the Commonwealth Corporation to advance Akita’s marketing capabilities. This grant, which is funded by the State of Massachusetts and is cost-matched by Akita, concentrates on digital marketing. It is funded by The Workforce Training Fund, a program of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce… Continue Reading →
Akita Innovations has been awarded a contract from the Army to develop an improved chemical agent resistant coating (CARC). CARC is a paint used on vehicles and equipment to resist chemical contamination and facilitate cleaning. The U.S. Army uses over a million gallons of coating a year for its combat vehicles. One of the key… Continue Reading →
Akita has received a Phase I SBIR contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a surface analysis method for plasma activation of aerospace composites being prepared for adhesive bonding. The objective is to facilitate the use of adhesive bonding in aerospace manufacturing as an alternative to the use of fasteners. This project complements Akita’s… Continue Reading →
Akita has been awarded a contract from Massachusetts General Hospital for work on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project to develop dual function theranostic constructs for photoacoustic guided surgery and photodynamic therapy. This project, which also involves researchers from Tufts University, is an academic-industry partnership designed to address the problem of oral cancer by… Continue Reading →
On December 6, 2017 Akita Innovations presented at the DTRA TechWatch event in Ft. Belvoir, VA on Novel Materials for Protection.
Akita Innovations has been awarded a Phase II SBIR award from 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… Continue Reading →
North Billerica — Akita Innovations has won a State-funded grant for product commercialization, which will allow it to get its cutting-edge antifog coating technology to the commercial market. The $100,000 award is from the MassVentures START program, which has awarded more than $15 million to 70 Massachusetts firms that have received funding from the federal… Continue Reading →
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.
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… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →