Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology has approved five nanotechnology application award winners to receive $1.4 million in funding for the next three years under the Nanotechnology Applications Project.
Winners were chosen based on likelihood for commercial success and the probability to enhance employment opportunities. All 13 applications underwent an outside peer review to rank the applicants.
- Norman’s SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. received $500,00 for three years for research in advanced cathode materials for next generation batteries used in all electric vehicles,
- Stillwater’s Frontier Electronic Systems received $500,000 for three years for development and commercialization of a lithium battery system,
- Oklahoma City’s Charlesson LLC received $242,295 for two years for a nano-emulsion-based formulation of an anti-glaucoma drug for improved topical administration,
- Oklahoma State University received $89,480 for two years to develop a hybrid plasmon damping nanosensor and
- Norman’s Bijhem Scientific Inc. received $90,000 for two years to research a genetically modifiable biomimetic nanocatalyst for environmental applications.