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Akita Innovations received a SBIR Phase II award from the Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) program

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 →

CEO of Akita Innovations, received the 2020 R.E. Tressler Award from the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Pennsylvania State University

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

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 has been awarded a contract from Massachusetts General Hospital

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 →

Akita Innovations has Received a Government Contract to Develop Encapsulated Oxidizer Microparticles

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 →

Akita Innovations Has Been Awarded a Stage I START Grant

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 Awarded an OEA Defense Grant

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 Accepted As a Member of the National Armaments Consortium (NAC)

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 Awarded A Grant From MLSC Under Their MAP

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 →