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By Monica Doss
In the last half of 2016, AxNano, Triad Growth Partners technology development group, has been awarded four grants totaling $598,879 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program. and the NC One Phase I Matching Funds Program.
“The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that one of every four Americans live within three miles of a hazardous waste site. These grants fund three collaborative projects to develop and commercialize a platform of novel products that will provide low cost, safe and sustainable solutions for the far-reaching human health and environmental effects of groundwater pollution,” says Charles Gause, Co-Founder/CEO of AxNano.
AxNano was awarded the following grants in the second half of 2016 (read more at www.triadgrowthpartners.com):
NSF Phase I STTR: $224,934 grant to develop a safe, less costly and adaptable technology that uses a controlled release biodegradable polymer technology to reduce groundwater pollution. The technology was invented at North Carolina A& T University by Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Chair of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department and at North Carolina A&T State University. This project was also awarded a $50,000 NC One Phase I Matching Funds Grant
NIST Phase I SBIR: $99,275 grant to work in collaboration with the University of Arkansas to develop a sustainable, low-cost zero-valent iron based remediation technology to safely address a broad range of toxic groundwater contaminants. The technology was invented at NIST by Dr. Lauren Greenlee who now holds the Louis Owen Professorship in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas.
NIEHS Superfund Research STTR Phase I: $224,670 grant to evaluate effectiveness of its patented biodegradable controlled release remediation technology for two classes of Superfund-relevant contaminants, and to design a plan for scale-up manufacturing and pilot field testing.
More details on this program can be found here:
AxNano and NCAT with National Insitute of Environmental Health Sciences
On November 30, 2016, Collaborators AxNano and NC A&T hosted a Kickoff Meeting with NIEHS discussing the scope of their work and commercialization efforts for their innovative remediation technology. SRP Health Scientist Administrator Heather Henry, Ph.D., joined the team at the Triad Growth Partners offices at the Gateway University Research Park and Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Pictured left to right: Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Alexis Carpenter, Nafisa Sirelkhatim, Heather Henry, Colm Humphreys, and Charlie Gause.
“Global sustainability and food security depend on recovering depleted water and land sources,” says Gause. “Triad Growth Partners is committed to collaborations with universities, federal laboratories and commercial companies to develop safe, sustainable and less costly solutions for the $60 billion remediation market.”
About Triad Growth Partners:
Triad Growth Partners is a technology accelerator that advances discoveries that solve important problems for large global markets through its unique commercialization process, network of experts, and strategic relationships with academic research centers, federal research laboratories, commercial companies and funding sources. Triad Growth Partners is located in the Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro, North Carolina, adjacent to the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and in Danville, Virginia. In 2013 Triad Growth Partners acquired AxNano as its Technology Development Group
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