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

Monday, March 16th, 2020

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 →

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

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

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 →

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Akita Innovations has been awarded an Express Grant from the Commonwealth Corporation

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

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 →

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Akita has been awarded a contract from Massachusetts General Hospital

Friday, May 24th, 2019

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 →

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

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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 →

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