CRCF Award Recipients by Solicitation and Program

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FY2019

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2019:

Commercialization Program

  • AgroSpheres | Dr. Mark Kester
    AgroSpheres Enhanced Delivery of Active Ingredients, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Amruta Inc | Dr. Beju Rao
    Self-Learning System for e-Discovery, Among Large Text Corpus Data Sets to Improve Compliance, Forensics, and Customer Service, Using Machine Learning, $50,000, Data Analytics, Fredericksburg
  • AVEC, Inc.* | Mr. Kyle Schwartz
    Advancement of Software-Based Noise Prediction Tools for Multirotor Aircraft, $49,997, Unmanned Systems, Blacksburg
  • BEAM Diagnostics, Inc | Dr. Sarah Snider
    Using Behavioral Economics to Identify Best-Fit Personality Profiles Among Employment-Seeking Individuals, $29,750, Data Analytics, Roanoke
  • Casper Drones* | Dr. Max DePiro
    An Unmanned Aerial System to Peacefully Fly People Around, $48,400, Unmanned Systems, Hampton
  • Eksdyne Inc. | Mr. Joshua Eckstein
    Integrated System for Evolving Developing Devices, $49,936, Unmanned Systems, Blacksburg
  • Embody LLC | Dr. Michael Francis
    Additive Manufacturing of Collagen Microfibers as an Internal Brace for Regenerating Ligaments of the Knee, $50,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • G2 Ops Global, Inc. | Ms. Corren McCoy
    A Model-Based Framework for Quantifying Information Risk, $42,984, Cyber Security, Virginia Beach
  • MOVA Technologies, Inc. | Mr. James Compton
    Panel-Bed Filter Proof-of-Concept Testing, $50,000, Clean Energy, Pulaski
  • NIRSleep Inc | Dr. Ryan Casey Boutwell
    Home Sleep Monitoring with a Compact and Inexpensive Wearable Neuro-Imaging Device, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Overa, Inc. | Dr. David Kroeger
    Development of a Non-Hormonal Female Contraceptive Using an Egg-Specific Antibody-Drug Conjugate, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • ReAlta Life Sciences | Dr. Neel Krishna
    Peptide Inhibitor of Complement C1 (PIC1) as a Treatment for Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, $50,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Responsible Robotics Corporation | Mr. Christian Manasseh
    A Robotics Monitoring and Control Platform, $49,625, Unmanned Systems, Tysons
  • Ryzing Technologies | Mr. Ryan Gundling
    Braided Inflatable Robotic Technology (BIRT) for Dexterous Maritime Manipulation System (D2MS), $49,953, Unmanned Systems, Staunton
  • Sentinel Robotic Solutions, LLC | Mr. John Robinson
    Mobile Sentinel – Mobile Unmanned Automated Traffic Control Sensor and Gate System, $25,000, Unmanned Systems, Wallops Island
  • Status Identity, Inc. | Mr. Nakul Munjal
    Continuous Authentication and Identification by Distinctive Characteristics, $25,000, Cyber Security, Burke
  • Virongy LLC | Mr. Yuntao Wu
    Commercialization of Infectin, $48,791, Life Sciences, Manassas

Matching Funds Program

  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing | Dr. Barbara Boyan
    Additive Manufacturing of Metal Alloys for 3D Medical Devices, $99,988, Life Sciences, Disputanta
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing | Dr. Huda Al-Ghaib
    Advanced Analytics Framework for Deploying Automated Defect Detection in Manufacturing, $98,166, Data Analytics, Disputanta
  • George Mason University | Dr. Siddhartha Sikdar
    Wearable Ultrasound System for Robust Sensing of Muscle Activation, $98,456, Life Sciences, Fairfax
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association | Dr. Cynthia Keppel
    Development of High-Resolution Radiotherapy Beam Characterization Technology Using Micropattern Gas Detection, $100,000, Life Sciences, Newport News
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Bryan Berger
    Designer Enzymes as Green Alternatives to Protect High-Value Agricultural Products Pre- and Post-Harvest from Microbial Infection, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Mark Roeser
    VADstent to Prevent Cavity Collapse and Adverse Cardiac Remodeling, $54,578, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Weining Wang
    Development of a Highly Efficient Air Filter for Inactivation of Airborne Germs, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Jason Reed
    A Nanotechnology Approach for Streamlining Detection of Prognostic Translocation in Multiple Myeloma (MM), $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt
    Rapid Cell Typing Technology for Forensic DNA Casework, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Nicholas Farrell
    Sulfated Glycosaminoglycans as Disease Biomarkers and Molecular Targets for Precision Medicine in Cancer, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Dr. Jon Derek Loftis
    Leveraging Deep Lens Technology to Form a Video Inundation Monitoring System for StormSense, $49,612, Data Analytics, Gloucester Point
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Nazila Roofigari-Esfahan
    Development of a Connected Smart Vest for Improved Roadside Work Zone Safety, $91,069, Data Analytics, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Robert Gourdie
    Precision Medicine Exosomal Drug Delivery Medtech for Heart Attack, $100,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • Alexander BioDiscoveries, LLC | Dr. Cyrille Gineste
    Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Influenza Virus Nucleoprotein for Drug Development, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Covenant Therapeutics, LLC | Dr. Mikell Paige
    Drug Discovery for Gram-Negative Rod Bacterial Infection, $49,995, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Fend Incorporated | Mr. Colin Dunn
    Low-Cost Data Diodes for Physical Protection of Connected Infrastructure, $50,000, Cyber Security, Arlington
  • Gradient Consulting | Dr. Justin Selfridge
    Achieving Eternal Flight with a Tethered Uni-Rotor Network (TURN) System, $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Newport News
  • ICBiome | Dr. Srini Iyer
    A Cloud-Based WGS Platform for Routine Surveillance of Hospital Pathogens, $50,000, Life Sciences, Dulles
  • JKM Technologies, LLC | Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan
    Local Footwear Manufacturing Using a Novel Cost-Effective Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Micro Harmonics Corporation | Ms. Diane Kees
    Commercialization of Cryogenic Millimeter-Wave Isolators, $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Fincastle
  • NOVI LLC | Dr. Amit Mehra
    Next-Generation, Intelligent, and Autonomous Satellites for an Emerging New Space Industry, $48,700, Unmanned Systems, Arlington
  • SeeHear LLC | Dr. Silvio Eberhardt
    Commercialization of an NIH- and NSF-Supported Web-Based Speech Perception Training System for Adults with Hearing Loss, $50,000, Life Sciences, Arlington
  • VoltMed Inc. | Dr. Christopher Arena
    Testing of an MRI-Compatible Electrode for Treating Brain Tumors with Non-Thermal Ablation, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • WynnVision LLC | Dr. Kenneth Wynne
    Antimicrobial and Biocompatible Endotracheal Tubes, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond

FY2018

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2018:

Commercialization Program

  • AgroSpheres | Dr. Mark Kester
    AgroSpheres Enhanced Crop Protection, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville)
  • AVEC, Inc. | Mr. Kyle Schwartz
    Noise Reduction of a Continuous Miner Scrubber Fan System Using an Acoustic Liner, $50,000, Energy, Blacksburg
  • BEAM Diagnostics, Inc | Dr. Sarah Snider
    BEACON: A Commercial Tool for Clinicians to Assess Alcohol Reinforcer Pathology with Behavioral Economic Tasks, $14,720, Life Sciences, Roanoke
  • Blue Point Materials Research LLC | Dr. Ratna Prakash Kolli
    Development of a Material for Reduction of Infections in Orthopedic Implants, $50,000, Life Sciences, Herndon
  • Bonumose Biochem LLC* | Dr. Daniel Wichelecki
    Enzyme Production for Rare Sugar Manufacturing, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Clockwork, LLC | Mr. Alexander Goodman
    1st Diligence, $50,000, Information Technology, Charlottesville
  • DeepSig Inc. | Mr. Benjamin Hilburn
    Wireless Cyber Intrusion Detection, $25,000, Cyber Security, Arlington
  • Embody LLC | Dr. Michael Francis
    Biofabrication of Telocollagen-Based Regenerative Medical Devices for Ligament and Tendon Repair, $50,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Iconovast | Dr. David Green
    Janus Nanoparticles for the Detection and Treatment of Cancer, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • MR Technologies | Dr. Jason Reed
    The Cytogenetic Diagnostic Tool: PRECYSE, $49,963, Life Sciences, Midlothian
  • Quest Knight Enterprises | Mr. Timothy Tingler
    Unmanned Systems Platform Sensor Workforce Development, $48,635, Unmanned Systems, Leesburg
  • Sentek Instrument, LLC | Dr. Bo Dong
    Ultra-High Temperature Sensors for Clean Power Generation Systems, $50,000, Energy, Blacksburg
  • Service Robotics & Technologies | Dr. Gregory Scott
    SRT’s Map-Building Robot for Creating Visual Facility Maps, $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Arlington
  • Tympanogen | Dr. Elaine Horn-Ranney
    Manufacturing Feasibility of a Gel Patch for Nonsurgical Eardrum Repair, $50,000, Life Sciences, Williamsburg

Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program

  • George Mason University | Dr. Kenneth Ball
    Recruiting Eminent Cybersecurity Researcher, $250,000, Cyber Security, Fairfax
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Charles Clancy
    Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things, $250,000, Cyber Security, Blacksburg

Matching Funds Program

  • College of William & Mary | Dr. John Swaddle
    Developing Acoustic Technology to Reduce Birds’ Risks of Collision with Wind Turbines: Expanding Wind Energy Opportunities in Virginia, $99,711, Energy, Williamsburg
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems | Dr. Dayanjan Wijesinghe
    Addressing the Logistical Challenge of Medication Reconciliation in Emergency Medicine Settings, $100,000, Life Sciences, Colonial Heights
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems | Dr. Thomas Roper
    Development of Secure Compartmentalized Automated Refrigerated Storage (SeCARS) for Controlled Medicines, $100,000, Life Sciences, Colonial Heights
  • George Mason University | Dr. Lance Liotta
    From Unidentifiable and Undruggable to the Future of Pharmaceuticals: Protein Painting Reveals High-Value Protein-Protein Interaction as Drug Targets, $99,586, Life Sciences, Fairfax
  • James Madison University* | Dr. Giovanna Scarel
    Sustainable Energy from Radio Waves, $59,533, Energy, Harrisonburg
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Sachin Shetty
    Cyber Risk Scoring and Mitigation, $100,000, Cyber Security, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Mr. Hani Elsayed-Ali
    Highly-Transmissive Colored Coatings for Architectural Photovoltaic Panels, $100,000, Energy, Norfolk
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Mool Gupta
    Anti-Icing Surfaces for Wind Energy Turbine Blades and Energy Savings in Refrigeration Systems, $100,000, Energy, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Craig Slingluff
    Nano-Enhanced Vaccine for Melanoma, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Brendan Bowman
    Optimizing Anemia Dosing Algorithms by Leveraging EMR Data to Improve Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease, $99,944, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Barbara Boyan
    Development of a Click Hydrogel Carrier for In Situ Delivery of Bioactive Agents, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Dr. Standish Allen, Jr.
    Progeny Tests of Triploids to Establish Additive Advantages from Tetraploid Parents for Commercial Oyster Culture, $83,207, Life Sciences, Gloucester Point
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Zheng Li
    An Automated and Cost-Effective Lithium-Ion Battery Direct Recycling Program, $100,000, Energy, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Yizheng Zhu
    Ultra-Miniature Ultra-High Temperature Sapphire Sensor for Power Generation, $100,000, Energy, Blacksburg

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • Adaptive Aerospace Group, Inc. | Mr. Jesse Couch
    High-Integrity Safe Autonomy Flexible Innovation Testbed (SAFIT), $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Hampton
  • BlackBoiler, LLC | Mr. Jonathan Herr
    Automatic Contract Editing in Two Party Negotiation with Lexical Decomposition and Deep Learning Based Semantic Understanding, $50,000, Information Technology, Arlington
  • Pancopia, Inc. | Mr. William Cumbie
    Commercialization Testing of Low Cost Nitrogen Removal Technology, $50,000, Environment, Hampton
  • WynnVision LLC | Dr. Kennard Brunson
    Antimicrobial Catheters with Cell and Tissue Compatibility, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond

STTR Matching Funds Program

  • BrachyFoam, LLC | Dr. Timothy Showalter
    Development and Validation of Delivery System for Commercialization of Self-Expanding Hydrogel for Pelvic Brachytherapy, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville

FY2017

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2017:

Commercialization Program

  • 418 Intelligence Corp. | Mr. Mark Jaster
    Development of a Reusable Cyber Tournament Module for Competition Based Analyst Skills Development, $50,000, Cyber Security, Herndon
  • Altede LLC | Mr. Edward Champion
    Altede--Allergy Test Development: Fast, Easy and Affordable Tests for Food Allergens, Starting with Gluten, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Arcus Analytics* | Mr. David Perkins
    An Integrated Data Management Platform for Maintaining Civil Infrastructure, $49,909, Information Technology, Fairfax
  • Contraline, Inc. | Mr. Kevin Eisenfrats
    A Photoreversible Vas-Occlusive Male Contraceptive, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Counter-Drone Research Corporation | Mr. Tim O’Shea
    Rogue UAS Detection and Interdiction - Mobile Prototype Development, $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Vienna
  • DHK Storage, LLC | Mr. David Klein
    Data Center Power Efficiency and Cooling, $50,000, Energy, Herndon
  • Excavation Alert Systems, LLC. | Mr. Ryan Dunn
    SignalTape Utility Protection System, $25,000, Energy, Charlottesville
  • FluxTeq LLC | Mr. Rande Cherry
    Inexpensive BTU Meter Used to Increase Building Energy Efficiency, $46,650, Energy, Blacksburg
  • GreenOps Ammo Inc. | Mr. Jason McDevitt
    Commercialization of Environmentally Benign Shotgun Ammunition, $49,600, Environment, Williamsburg
  • Land Design Technologies LLC | Dr. Randy Dymond
    Storm Quality Quantity Toolset (Storm Q2) Software Development, $50,000, Environment, Blacksburg
  • metallum3d Inc. | Mr. Nelson Zambrana
    Microwave Densification for Metal 3D Printing, $50,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Crozet
  • Sonotherm LLC | Dr. Don Jordan
    Energy Efficient, Ductless HVAC System Using Thermoacoustic Technology, $49,466, Energy, Charlottesville
  • SpherIngenics, Inc. | Dr. Christopher Dosier
    Product Development for a Sustained Release Biologic Delivery System, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • TruWeather Solutions | Mr. Donald Berchoff
    Micro Road Weather Data to Accelerate Fielding of Autonomous Transportation Vehicle, $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Reston
  • Ultrasonic Probe LLC | Mr. Jack Singer
    Periodontal Probe based on Ultrasound Technology, $25,000, Life Sciences, Glen Allen

Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program

  • George Mason University | Dr. Kenneth Ball
    Recruitment of Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering in Partnership with INOVA Health System, $250,000, Life Sciences, Fairfax

Matching Funds Program

  • College of William and Mary | Dr. Hannes Schniepp
    Manufacturing of Boron Nitride Nanotube-Based Thermal Management Materials for High-Performance Electronics, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Williamsburg
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Xiaoli Zhao
    Screening for Safe Biochemical Methods to Induce Expression of Tissue Repair Protein, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • George Mason University | Dr. Carolina Salvador-Morales
    A Multiplexing Photoacoustic Theranostic System for Treatment of Breast Cancer, $99,989, Life Sciences, Fairfax
  • George Mason University | Dr. Monique van Hoek
    Development of DRGN1, a Komodo Dragon-Inspired Peptide for Wound Care, $100,000, Life Sciences, Fairfax
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Gary Koenig
    Development of a Device to Improve Lithium-Ion Battery Reliability, $100,000, Energy, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Kevin Skadron
    High-Bandwidth Line-Speed Network-Processing Framework, $100,000, Information Technology, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Patrick Hopkins
    Fiber-Optic Based Thermoreflectance and Optical Property Measurement System, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. M. Samy El-Shall
    Development of Highly Efficient Materials for the Conversion of Solar Energy into Heat for Domestic Water Heating and Solar Water Desalination, $100,000, Energy, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Nicholas Farrell
    Dual Function Anti-Metastatic Agents for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Richard Marconi
    Human Lyme Vaccine Proof of Concept for Commercial Development, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Dr. Kirk Havens
    An Innovative Mechanism for Reducing Nitrogen and Phosphorus Inputs to Virginia Waters, $99,450, Environment, Gloucester Point
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Guohua Cao
    Computed Tomography Without Moving Parts for Fast and Portable Biomedical Imaging, $100,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • Cerillo, LLC | Mr. Kevin Seitter
    Improvement of a Miniaturized Multiwell Plate Reader, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • dbS Productions LLC | Mr. Robert Koester
    Integration of Enhanced UAV Sensor Sweep Widths with Search & Rescue Find Software, $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Charlottesville
  • Ghodousi, LLC | Dr. Arman Ghodousi
    Assistive Digital Vision for the Blind, $49,940, Life Sciences, Alexandria
  • NanoSafe Inc. | Dr. Cary Hill
    Mobile Analytical Platform for Lead Detection in Drinking Water, $50,000, Environment, Blacksburg
  • Service Robotics & Technologies | Dr. Gregory Scott
    SRT’s Map-based Facility Management System for Robots and Smart Devices, $50,000, Information Technology, Arlington
  • SoundPipe LLC | Dr. Joseph Kilroy
    Enhanced Drug Delivery with GUIDE-Tx and Microbubbles, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • SpherIngenics, Inc. | Dr. Christopher Dosier
    Sustained Release Delivery System for Treatment of Chronic Wounds, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Springbok, Inc. | Dr. Xue Feng
    A Non-Invasive Image-Based Skeletal Muscle Analytics Tool, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • SynaptiCAD | Dr. Peter Menegay
    Commercialization of Blockchain Technologies, $49,783, Information Technology, Blacksburg

STTR Matching Funds Program

  • Acomhal Research, Inc. | Dr. Samy Lamouille
    Development of Biodegradable Nanoparticles Encapsulating a Novel Therapeutic Peptide to Eradicate Glioblastoma Cancer Stem Cells, $50,000, Life Sciences, Roanoke
  • BEM Controls | Dr. Saifur Rahman
    An Agent-based Self-Learning System for Efficient Building Operations and Automated Participation in Electricity Markets, $49,650, Energy, Falls Church
  • ElectraWatch, Inc.* | Mr. Ryan Dunn
    Field Probe to Measure Degree of Sensitization (DoS) of 5XXX Aluminum Alloys, $50,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Charlottesville

FY2016

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2016:

Commercialization Program

  • algorithmRx LLC | Mr. Mark Tripodi
    Commercial Operation of aRx Statin Advisor in an Established Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System, $45,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Blue Ridge Envisioneering | Mr. Harley Green
    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Alert Extensions (AE) to Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), $49,937, Cyber Security, Chantilly
  • Cambrian Design and Development LLC | Mr. Michael Abbott
    Real Time, Continuous Acoustic Monitor for Characteristic Crying of Babies with NAS, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Contraline, LLC | Dr. John Herr
    Contraline: An Echogenic, Vas-Occlusive Male Contraceptive, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Counter-Drone Research Corporation | Mr. Tim O'Shea
    Rogue UAS Detection -- Prototype Development, $49,963, Unmanned Systems, Vienna
  • Covenant Therapeutics, L.L.C. | Dr. Yun Shim
    Development of a New Clinical Diagnostic Test to Assess Inflammation Relevant in COPD, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Epodose | Dr. Cyrille Gineste
    Weekly EPO Peptide Analog with No Immunological Side Effects, $37,800, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • eTrans2020, Inc. | Mr. John Estrada
    Connected Vehicle Cyber Security, $50,000, Cyber Security, Fairfax
  • eTrans2020, Inc. | Mr. Robert Baily
    Connected Vehicle Data Analytics, $50,000, Information Technology, Fairfax
  • Green kW Energy, Inc. | Dr. John Novak
    On-Site Waste Biomass-To-Energy Modules, $50,000, Energy, Blacksburg
  • Locurity Incorporation | Mr. Shrikant Palaskar
    Identity and Access Management for Enterprise by Recognizing Common Patterns in User's Gait (Biometric) and in User's Home-Office Commute to Determine User's Relative Location at Access Time Using Smartphone Sensor Data, $50,000, Cyber Security, Herndon
  • Netarus, LLC | Mr. Christopher Machut
    Automated Data Capture and Analysis of Unmanned Vehicle Data, $45,000, Unmanned Systems, Norfolk
  • PhotonVision, LLC | Dr. Dorothy Wang
    Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitor Based on Fiber-Optic Distributed Sensing, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Pierce Global Threat Intelligence, Inc. | Mr. Roy Stephan
    Extended Identification and Tracking of Malicious Actors, $49,980, Cyber Security, Dunn Loring
  • Ryzing Technologies | Mr. Ryan Gundling
    Braided Inflatable Robotic Technology, $45,000, Unmanned Systems, Staunton
  • Shevirah Inc. | Ms. Georgia Weidman
    Commercialization of Mobile Device and Internet of Things Operating System Security Testing Software, $50,000, Cyber Security, Herndon
  • Shevirah Inc. | Ms. Georgia Weidman
    Commercialization of Mobile Phishing Awareness Training Software, $50,000, Cyber Security, Herndon
  • SoundPipe LLC | Dr. Joseph Kilroy
    Co-Injection Drug Delivery with Contrast-Enhanced Intravascular Ultrasound, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • SoundPipe LLC | Dr. Joseph Kilroy
    Dose Control with GUIDE-Tx for Patient Tailored PAD Therapy, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • SphynKx Therapeutics, LLC* | Dr. Brandon Thorpe
    Development of a High-Throughput Screening Assay for Sphingosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapeutics, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • UpHex, LLC | Mr. Bradley Kipp
    Multi-Channel Advertising Analysis, $50,000, Information Technology, Charlottesville
  • Virgil Security, Inc. | Mr. Dmitry Dain
    Moving to a Distributed Trust Model to Accelerate Commercialization of Virgil Security’s Application Security Infrastructure, $50,000, Cyber Security, Manassas

Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program

  • University of Virginia | Dr. Kamin Whitehouse
    Safe and Secure Cyber-Physical Systems, $195,000, Cyber Security, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Barbara Boylan
    Eminent Scholar in Pharmaceutical Engineering, $250,000, Life Sciences, Richmond

Matching Funds Program

  • College of William & Mary | Mr. Oliver Kerscher
    SUMO Biomarker Detection Reagents for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, $48,327, Life Sciences, Williamsburg
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Yumi Imai
    New Strategy to Regain Beta Cells in Diabetes, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Kenji Cunnion
    Peptide Inhibitor of Complement C1 (PIC1): Pre-Clinical Toxicology, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. David Taylor-Fishwick
    Pre-Clinical Development of a Novel Approach to Preserve Beta Cell Function in Diabetes, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • McGuire Research Institute | Dr. Alex Tan
    Injection of Nanoparticle for Ablation of Ganglionated Autonomic Plexi to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation, $99,970, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • National Institute of Aerospace | Dr. Tian-Bing Xu
    Ultra-High Energy Efficiency Footwear Power Generators, $100,000, Energy, Hampton
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association | Dr. Andrew Weisenberger
    Development of a Disposable Surgical Probe for Nuclear Medicine-Assisted Surgery, $99,986, Life Sciences, Washington, D.C. / Newport News
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association | Dr. Andrew Weisenberger
    Development of Light Weight, Low Power Neutron Sensor Compatible with Unmanned Systems, $75,000, Unmanned Systems, Washington, D.C. / Newport News
  • The George Washington University | Dr. Saniya LeBlanc
    Next Generation Power Generators with Selective Laser Melting of Thermoelectric Materials, $99,342, Energy, Ashburn
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Kevin Skadron
    Accelerating Machine Learning with FPGAs, $100,000, Information Technology, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Keith Ellis
    Chelation-Directed C-H Activation Reactions Catalyzed by Palladium(II) Supported on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes [Pd(II)/MWCNT], $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Woon-Hong Yeo
    Skintronics: Wireless, Skin-Wearable Electronics for Monitoring of Electrocardiogram, $98,585, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Dr. Standish Allen Jr.
    NIRS Based Quantification of Chronic Oyster Disease for Advanced Breeding Objectives, $68,796, Life Sciences, Gloucester Point
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Lei Zuo
    Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting, $100,000, Energy, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Lei Zuo
    ailroad Energy Harvesting System, $100,000, Energy, Blacksburg

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. | Mr. Ben Leprene
    Development of Nanotrap-Enabled Dried Matrix Spot Collection Cards, $49,990, Life Sciences, Manassas
  • dbS Productions LLC | Mr. Robert Koester
    Integration of UAV Optimal Search Allocation Algorithm with Search and Rescue FIND Software, $50,000, Unmanned Systems, Charlottesville
  • iHealthScreen Inc. | Dr. Alauddin Bhuiyan
    A Novel Image Based Screening System for Early Detection of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, $48,750, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Pancopia, Inc. | Mr. William Cumbie
    Rapid Activation of Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems, $49,939, Energy, Hampton
  • Polymer Exploration Group, LLC | Dr. Wei Zhang
    Ice-Release Coatings, $50,000, Energy, Ashland
  • Rivanna Medical, LLC | Dr. Will Mauldin
    Bone Fracture Detection by 3D Bone-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Emergency Department, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Synthonics Inc. | Dr. Thomas Piccariello
    Levodopa Pharmacokinetics Optimization by Metal Coordination, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

STTR Matching Funds Program

  • Cell Free Bioinnovations Inc.* | Dr. Daniel Wichelecki
    Low-Cost Biosynthesis of Sugar Phosphates by Enzyme Cocktails without ATP, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Covenant Therapeutics, L.L.C.* | Dr. Mikell Paige
    Optimization of New Anti-inflammatory Agent to Treat Lung Disease, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville

FY2015

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2015:

Commercialization Program

  • AXON AI, LLC | Dr. Sven Brueckner
    Echosight Modeling and Prediction Software, $50,000, Modeling and Simulation, Harrisonburg
  • Axon Ghost Sentinel | Mr. Michael Markulec
    Internet-of-Things Security, $50,000, Cyber Security, Harrisonburg
  • CyberRock Inc. | Dr. Xinyuan Wang
    CyberTrack: Automated Attack Attribution across Large-Scale Networks in Real Time, $50,000, Cyber Security, Clifton
  • DialySensors LLC | Dr. John Robertson
    Dialysensing™: Improving the Efficacy and Patient Outcomes of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis through the Use of Raman Spectroscopy and Multivariate Statistical Analysis, $50,000, Life Sciences, Floyd
  • eTrans2020, Inc. | Mr. Manuel Villar
    Connected Vehicle Validation and Security, $50,000, Cyber Security, Fairfax
  • Ischemalert, LLC | Mr. Gerard Eldering
    Point-of-Care Device for Detection of Acute Cardiac Ischemia, $49,776, Life Sciences, Herndon
  • Key Cybersecurity, Inc. | Mr. Shawn Key
    CyberMerlin - Illicit File Activity (IFA) Detection Solution, $50,000, Cyber Security, Dumfries
  • RioGin | Dr. Cyrille Gineste
    In Vivo Validation of PYY Antiobesity Drug with Weekly Administration, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • RioGin | Dr. Cyrille Gineste
    Long-Lasting HIV Entry Inhibitors, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Syncurity Corporation | Mr. Jean Bourget
    Syncurity Forensic Artifact Collection, $50,000, Cyber Security, Falls Church
  • Tympanogen | Dr. Elaine Horn-Ranney
    A Novel Gel Patch for Nonsurgical Treatment of Eardrum Perforations, $49,489, Life Sciences, Norfolk

Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Jerry Nadler
    Recruitment of Eminent Investigator in HealthCare Science and Discovery Research, $250,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk

Matching Funds Program

  • College of William and Mary | Dr. Gang Zhou
    Reducing Smartphone Application Delay through Read/Write Isolation, $99,998, Information Technology, Williamsburg
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems | Dr. James Lambert
    Aviation Drop-In Biofuels: Sustainable Supply Chain in Virginia in Support of Farm-to-Fly 2.0 and State Agricultural/Economic Objectives, $99,988, Energy, Prince George
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing | Mr. Benjamin Zimmerman
    High Speed Telemetry for Machining, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Disputanta
  • Eastern Virginia Eye Institute | Dr. Sandeep Samudre
    Corneal Endothelial Allograft Transport and Transplant Device, $100,000, Life Sciences, Chesapeake
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Gon Namkoong
    Development of Hybrid Boron Nitride/Carbon Nanotubes Supercapacitors for High-Density Energy Storage, $100,000, Energy, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Nikos Chrisochoides
    Real-Time Fusion of Medical Images for Personalized Image Guided Diagnosis and Therapy, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • The George Washington University | Dr. Zhenyu Li
    A Wireless Wearable Electrocardiogram (ECG) Sensor on a Finger Ring, $100,000, Life Sciences, Ashburn
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Mircea Stan
    Accelerating Data Analytics (Bioinformatics) Applications Using the Automata Processor, $100,000, Information Technology, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Mark Kester
    Insulin-ORAL Renewal Application, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
    A Modeling and Simulation Hub for Straintronic Logic and Memory Technology, $100,000, Modeling and Simulation, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Puru Jena
    Nano-Inspired Electrolytes and Cathode Materials for a New Generation of Li and Na-Ion Batteries, $100,000, Energy, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Umesh Desai
    Rapid Measurement of Plasma Antithrombin, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Peter Pidcoe
    Rehab Fingerprint - A Patient Centered System to Measure the Impact of Physical Rehabilitation, $29,263, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Dr. Kirk Havens
    Eliminating Plastic Shotgun Wads as a Source of Harmful Aquatic Debris, $83,971, Advanced Manufacturing, Gloucester Point
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Lei Zhou
    Energy-Harvesting Vehicle Suspensions, $100,000, Energy, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. William Ducker
    Novel Coatings to Prevent Bacterial Colonization of Medical Implants, $99,704, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • BlueTherm Corp.* | Mr. Carl Bailey
    Thermal Management for Energy Efficient Computing, $50,000, Energy, Charlottesville
  • Cell Free Bioinnovations Inc. | Dr. Zhiguang Zhu
    Developing a Sugar Biobattery Prototype with High-Power and High-Energy-Density, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • D-Tech, LLC | Dr. Nick Duan
    A Dynamic and Scalable Identity Federator for Enhanced Cloud Security, $50,000, Cyber Security, Herndon
  • Ghodousi, LLC | Dr. Arman Ghodousi
    Assistive Digital Vision for the Blind, $50,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Alexandria
  • PaneraTech, Inc. | Dr. Yakup Bayram
    IMECSFab for Inline Inspection of Touch Sensors, $49,963, Advanced Manufacturing, Chantilly
  • SoundPipe LLC* | Dr. Joseph Kilroy
    (Charlottesville), Co-Injection Drug Delivery with Contrast-Enhanced Intravascular Ultrasound, Dr. Joseph Kilroy, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • SoundPipe LLC* | Dr. Joseph Kilroy
    Patient Tailored 3D Drug Delivery with Intravascular Ultrasound, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • StemCellLife LLC | Dr. Xiaoyan Liu
    Highly Bioactive, Synthetic Peptides Coated Cultureware for the Culture of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond

STTR Matching Funds Program

  • Cambrian Design and Development LLC | Mr. Michael Abbott
    Objective Tremor Detection System for Continuous Monitoring, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, $49,992, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • VoltMed Inc. | Dr. Paulo Garcia
    Minimally Invasive Surgical Platform for H-FIRE and Chemotherapy Treatment, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

FY2014

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2014 (via two solicitations):

Commercialization Program

  • AxonAI, LLC | Dr. Sven Brueckner
    Ant-Based Cyber Defense, $50,000, Cyber Security, Harrisonburg
  • AxonAI, LLC | Dr. Sven Brueckner
    Information Discovery with Active Models, $50,000, Data Analytics, Harrisonburg
  • AxonDx, LLC | Dr. Jeffrey Smith
    Development of a Circulating Tumor Cell Identification and Characterization System, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Cardinal Mechatronics | Dr. John Bird
    Non-Contact Measurement of Patient Respiratory Rate with a LWIR Camera System, $49,960, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Nanofoundry, LLC | Dr. Everett Carpenter
    Development of In-Line Monitoring of Magnetic Properties in a Micro-Channel Reactor System for Nanoparticle Manufacturing, $15,000, Energy, Glen Allen
  • NextGen Diagnostics | Dr. Keith Crandall
    Commercializing NextGen Diagnostics, $50,000, Life Sciences, Ashburn
  • Ultrasonic Probe LLC | Mr. Jack Singer
    UltraSonographic Periodontal Probe, $50,000, Life Sciences, Glen Allen
  • UpHex | Mr. Bradley Kipp
    UpHex Commercialization, $50,000, Data Analytics, Charlottesville

Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program

  • University of Virginia | Dr. John Herr
    Companion Diagnostics and Targeted Therapeutics for Treating SAS1B Positive Cancers, $249,862, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Michael Friedlander
    Recruitment of Eminent Researcher in Infectious Diseases and Immunology, $250,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Michael Friedlander
    Recruitment of Eminent Scholar in Brain Cancer Research, $250,00, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

Matching Funds Program

  • College of William and Mary | Dr. William Cooke
    Algal Aquaculture for Nutrient Assimilation and Removal, $100,000, Environment, Williamsburg
  • College of William and Mary | Dr. John Swaddle
    Developing Sonic Net Technology to Reduce the Risks of Bird-Aircraft Collision, $99,781, Aerospace, Williamsburg
  • College of William and Mary | Dr. Hannes Schniepp
    Manufacturing Polymers with Advanced Performance Through Graphene-Based Nanoparticle Additives, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Williamsburg
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing | Dr. Kevin Fairholt, 
    Knowledge Capture and Integration, $99,810, Advanced Manufacturing, Disputanta
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Amy Tang
    Development and Commercialization of a New, Sensitive and Chemo-Responsive Anti-SIAH-Based Monoclonal Antibody Detection Kit to Determine and Quantify the Efficacy of Chemotherapies in Real Time for Virginia Breast Cancer Patients with Metastatic Diseases, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Jerry Nadler
    Development of Selective 12-Lioxygenase Inhibitors for Type 1 Diabetes, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Yumi Imai
    New Combination Therapy for Type I Diabetes, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • George Mason University | Dr. Quilang Li
    Manufacture Large-Area Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Materials for Portable, Flexible and Transparent Electronics, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Fairfax
  • The George Washington University | Dr. Andrei Afanasev
    Technical Feasibility and Potential Commercial Impact of High-Efficiency Solar Cells Enhanced with Quantum Dots, $50,000, Energy, Ashburn
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Michael Seek
    Advanced Single Axis Solar Tracking System for Enhanced Energy Generation, $25,000, Energy, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation* | Dr. Nikos Chrisochides
    Real-Time Fusion of Medical Images for Personalized Image Guided Diagnosis and Therapy, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Randolph College | Dr. Sarah Lawrence
    Assessing the Quality of Harvested Rainwater for Residential Use, $23,910, Environment, Lynchburg
  • Region 2000 Research Institute dba CAER | Mr. Bob Bailey
    Impact of Digital I&C Failures on Human Performance, $79,712, Energy, Forest
  • Region 2000 Research Institute dba CAER | Mr. Bob Bailey
    Wireless Broadband Using LTE Repeater, $97,981, Communications, Forest
  • Southern Virginia Higher Education Center | Mr. David Kenealy
    Advancing Commercialization in Virginia of Southern Yellow Pine Cross-Laminated Timbers Through Materials and Process Testing, $78,724, Advanced Manufacturing, South Boston
  • Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Foundation | Mr. Ed Rogers
    Novel Lyme Disease Vaccine for Wildlife and Other Mammals, $86,883, Life Sciences, Abingdon
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Kevin Skadron
    Efficient Programming for Automata Processors, $100,000, Information Technology, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Patrick Hopkins
    Integration of Nano-Structured Oxides as Energy Generating Thermal Barrier Coatings, $100,000, Energy, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Robert Weikle
    Micromachined Probes for Manufacturing Diagnostics of High-Speed Electronic Components, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. John Hossack
    New Molecular Imaging Technology for Safe and Inexpensive Cancer Screening, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Mark Kester
    A pH-Resistant Nanoparticle Platform for Oral Delivery of Insulin, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Phillip Gerk
    A New Strategy for Buprenorphine Oral Delivery, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Richard Costanzo
    Olfactory Impant Device, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Dr. Standish Allen, Jr.
    Optimizing Commercial Production of Triploid Crassostrea Virginica Through Development of Elite Tetraploid Brood Stock, $100,000, Life Sciences, Gloucester Point
  • Virginia Military Institute Research Laboratories | Dr. Stacey Vargas
    21st Century Laser Wireless R&D with Ultrashort Pulse Lasers, $99,576, Communications, Lexington
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Robert Gourdie
    Advanced Manufacture and Testing of a Brain Cancer Treatment, $100,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Christopher Rylander
    Development and Manufacturing of Fiberoptic Microneedle Devices for Cosmetic and Cancer Treatments, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Mark Stremler
    Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting for Distributed Power Supply, $61,414, Energy, Blacksburg
  • Washington and Lee University | Dr. Simon Levy
    Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in Python for RF-Denied Environments, $19,286, Modeling & Simulation, Lexington
  • Washington and Lee University | Dr. Christopher Connors
    Structure from Motion (SfM) Geological Modeling Using Terrestrial and Aerial Imagery from a Vertical Take Off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTOL UAV), $38,000, Modeling and Simulation, Lexington

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • algorithmRx LLC | Mr. Stephen Hutcherson
    Computer-Assisted Clinical Decision-Support Tool for Management of Statins, $50,000, Life Sciences, North Chesterfield
  • Biosensor Tech LLC | Dr. Xinchaun Liu
    Development of a Highly Reliable Continuous Wireless Monitoring System for Cardiac Patients Through Implantable Sensors, $50,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • NextGen Diagnostics | Dr. Keith Crandall
    NextGen Diagnostics Proof of Concept, $50,000, Life Sciences, Ashburn
  • PaneraTech, Inc. | Dr. Yakup Bayram
    Structural Imaging of High Temperature Furnace Walls, $49,996, Advanced Manufacturing, Chantilly
  • Rivanna Medical | Dr. F. William Mauldin
    Needle Guidance with High-Resolution Handheld Ultrasound, $50,000, Life Sciences, Crozet
  • Rivanna Medical | Dr. F. William Mauldin
    New Sensor Technology for Guidance of Orthopedic Joint Injections Using Compact Ultrasound, $50,000, Life Sciences, Crozet
  • SoundPipe LLC | Dr. Joseph Kilory
    Methods for Simultaneously Guiding and Effecting Neointimal Hyperplasia Prevention, $48,428, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • VoltMed Inc.* | Dr. Michael Sano
    Developing a Minimally Invasive Catheter-Based Probe for Targeted Drug Delivery to the Brain, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

STTR Matching Funds Program

  • Cell Free Bioinnovations Inc. | Dr. Zhiguang Zhu
    Mobile Electricity Generation Powered by Biohydrogen from Biomass Sugars Catalyzed via Cell-Free Biosystems, $49,999, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Springbok, Inc. | Dr. Xue Feng
    Big Muscle Data Tool that Transforms Athletic Training, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • VoltMed Inc. | Dr. Rafael Davalos
    INSPIRE Therapy: Real Time Treatment and Monitoring of Pancreatic Cancer, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

FY2013

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2013:

Commercialization Program

  • CyberSheath Services International, LLC | Mr. Eric Noonan
    Cyber Security Health Assessment, $42,500, Cyber Security, Great Falls
  • CyberSheath Services International, LLC | Mr. Eric Noonan
    Data Breach Cost Quantification Model, $42,500, Cyber Security, Great Falls
  • IgM Immunotherapy, LLC | Dr. Kenneth Brayman
    Naturally-Occurring Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Antibodies to Prevent Autoimmune Diabetes, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Leone Bioventures, LLC | Mr. Edward Goyette
    Development of an Agricultural Fungicide, $49,920, Life Sciences, Roanoke
  • Neoantigenics LLC | Dr. Brian Pollock
    Critical Characterization of Candidate Monoclonal Antibodies for Generating Cancer Therapeutics, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Neoantigenics LLC | Dr. Brian Pollock
    Survey of Human Urogenital Tumors Expressing the SAS 1B Oocyte-Associated Cancer Biomarker, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville

Matching Funds Program

  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing | Mr. Matt Stremler
    Abrasive Blasting - Understanding and Optimizing the Process, $100,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Disputanta
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. David Taylor-Fishwick
    Pre-Clinical Development of New Characterized Compounds That Preserve Functional Beta Cell Mass in Diabetes, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Dr. Cynthia Keppel
    Proton Therapy Simulation and Treatment Planning Algorithm Development, $100,000, Modeling & Simulation, Norfolk
  • George Mason University | Dr. Patrick Gillevet
    Sequencing Instrumentation Support for the Commercialization of Diagnostics of Dysbiosis in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, $95,564, Life Sciences, Fairfax
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Helmut Baumgart
    Advanced Nano-Architecture for High Efficiency Energy Convergence Systems, $100,000, Energy, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Richard Heller
    Efficient Diesel Exhaust Remediation Using a Nonthermal Plasma Reactor, $99,471, Environment, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Asad Khattak
    Reducing Energy Use and Emissions through Innovative Technologies and Community Designs: Methodology and Application in Virginia, $100,000, Transportation, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Shirshak Dhali
    Smart Combiner for Residential Photovoltaic Systems, $75,000, Energy, Norfolk
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association | Dr. Andrew Weisenberger
    Development of Method for Reduced Dose Breast Specific Gamma Imaging, $98,235, Life Sciences, Washington, D.C. / Newport News
  • Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Foundation dba Clean Energy R&D Center | Mr. Edwin Rogers
    Tazewell County Renewable Natural Gas, $100,000, Energy, Abingdon
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Mary Laughlin
    Generation of T Regulatory Cells for Type I Diabetes, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Jack Davidson
    Hacker-Proofing the Web, $36,500, Cyber Security, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. John Herr
    Monoclonal Antibodies to Target Tumor Surface Metalloprotease, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Barry Horowitz
    System-Aware Cyber Security Sentinel, $100,000, Cyber Security, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Roger Abounader
    Therapeutic Targeting of Glioblastoma Stem Cells with Cav3.2 Blockers, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Patrick Hopkins
    Thermal Transport across GaN Interfaces: Linking Structural Imperfections to Thermal Properties, $100,000, Energy, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Ning Zhang
    A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Cerebral Palsy Using Engineered Hydrogels, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Dr. Xuejun Wen
    Developing New Products to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, $100,000, Life Sciences, Richmond
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Rafael Davalos
    High Frequency Irreversible Electroporation for Lung Cancer and Other Endoscopic Ablation Applications, $100,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Rafael Davalos
    Use of Electric Fields for the Isolation of Tumor Initiating Cells and Other Rare Cells, Dr. Rafael Davalos, $100,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • algorithmRx, LLC | Mr. Steve Hutcherson
    Computer Assisted Clinical Decision Support Tool for Management of Statins, $50,000, Life Sciences, North Chesterfield
  • Bear Technologies, LLC | Mr. Tom Myrick
    Design and Modeling of a Revolutionary Commercial High Torque Motor, $50,000, Modeling & Simulation, Oilville
  • Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. | Mr. Ben Lepene
    Nanotrap-Enabled Biofluid Collection and Preservation Toolset, $50,000, Life Sciences, Manassas
  • ClearEdge3D, Inc. | Mr. Christopher Scotton
    Novel Algorithms for Automated 3D Building Models and 3D Street Maps, $49,965, Modeling & Simulation, Herndon
  • Designed Material Technologies LLC* | Dr. Christopher Ashman
    Modeling Growth of Crystalline Oxides on Silicon for High-K and Ferroelectric Applications, $49,973, Modeling & Simulation, Richmond
  • HemoShear, LLC | Dr. Brian Wamhoff
    Creating a Predictive Vascular System for Early Development, Dr. Brian Wamhoff, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • HemoShear, LLC | Dr. Brian Wamhoff
    Development of a Human Hepatocyte Predictive Pharmacology and Toxicology System, $49,996, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • iTi Health, Inc. | Dr. Greg Fralish
    Development of a Targeted Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. | Dr. Steven Armentrout
    A Nano Pharmaceutical Platform for Creating Artificial Vaccines, $50,000, Life Sciences, Reston
  • Power Fingerprinting, Inc. | Dr. Carlos Aguayo Gonzalez
    Active Software Defense to Reduce Threat Capability Effectiveness, $50,000, Cyber Security, Blacksburg
  • RetiVue, LLC | Dr. Paul Yates
    Atlas - A Handheld High Resolution Wide-Field Retinal Imager, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Rivanna Medical, LLC | Dr. Will Mauldin
    Three-Dimensional Ultrasound for Neuroaxial Anesthesia Guidance, Dr. Will Mauldin, $50,000, Life Sciences, Crozet
  • Rivanna Medical, LLC | Dr. Will Mauldin
    X-Ray Replacement for Bone Imaging with a Portable Ultrasound Device, $50,000, Life Sciences, Crozet
  • S34A, Inc. | Mr. Hank Wallace
    Forensic Analysis of Solid State Drives, $30,000, Cyber Security, Arlington
  • Serpin Pharma, LLC | Dr. Soren Mogelsvang
    Efficacy Testing of SP16 in NOD Mice, $50,000, Life Sciences, Nokesville
  • SphynKx Therapeutics LLC | Dr. Kevin Lynch
    Evaluation of Sphingosine Kinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville

STTR Matching Funds Program

  • Power Fingerprinting, Inc. | Dr. Carlos Aguayo Gonzalez
    Security for Wireless Devices: Security Monitoring and Intrusion Detection in SDR and CR Using Power Fingerprinting, 50,000, Cyber Security, Blacksburg

FY2012

The following organizations and principal investigators (PIs) were awarded CRCF funding in FY2012 (via two solicitations):

Commercialization Program

  • Black Laboratories, LLC | Dr. Roy Crooks
    Processing and Testing of Hydroformed SRF Cavities, $91,922, Nuclear Physics, Charlottesville
  • BrinkID | Dr. Kevin McElfresh
    Defining Backward Compatibility Algorithms of Ultra-High-Density Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Forensic Results with Forensic STR DNA Results, $125,000, Life Sciences, Woodbridge
  • ClearEdge3D, Inc. | Mr. Kevin Williams
    3D Modeling and Simulation Software for Defense and Security Operational Planning, $145,717, Modeling & Simulation, Herndon
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | Mr. Geoffrey Miller
    Automated Intelligent Mentoring System (AIMS), $244,441, Modeling & Simulation, Norfolk
  • ElectraWatch, Inc. | Mr. Guy Davis
    Aluminum Sensitization Probe and Portable Potentiostat, $250,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Charlottesville
  • HemoShear, LLC | Dr. Brian Wamhoff
    Interspecies Drug-Induced Vascular Injury (DIVI) Consortium, $500,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • HemoSonics, LLC | Dr. Francesco Viola
    Design for Manufacture of the Sensor Interface for a Novel In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrument, $100,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Innovative Marine Products and Solutions | Dr. Donna Marie Bilkovic
    Biodegradable Panels for Crab and Lobster Pots, $108,500, Environment, Hayes
  • NanoSafe Inc. | Dr. Christopher Detzel
    NanoSafe Tested™ - A Commercial Testing Platform for Safe Nanomanufacturing and Nano-Enabled Consumer Products, $65,915, Advanced Manufacturing, Blacksburg
  • Phthisis Diagnostics, Inc. | Dr. Crystal Icenhour
    Commercialization of Cryptosporidium/Giardia Molecular Diagnostic, $499,477, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • PocketSonics, Inc. | Dr. Karen Morgan
    SonicWindow Low-Cost Ultrasound Vascular Access Device, $53,769, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • RetiVue | Dr. Paul Yates
    Bringing Affordable Retinal Screening Technology and Services to the Primary Care Clinic, $250,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Southern Virginia Higher Education Center | Mr. David Kenealy
    Use of Southern Yellow Pine as an Alternative Material for the Manufacture of Cross-Laminated Timbers for Use in Commercial Construction, $250,000, Advanced Manufacturing, South Boston
  • SpydrSafe Mobile Security, Inc. | Mr. Kevin Sapp
    Data Loss Prevention for Mobile Applications, $100,000, Cyber Security/Information Technology, McLean
  • Tau Therapeutics LLC | Dr. Lloyd Gray
    Commercialization of Mibefradil, A Novel Cancer Therapy, $200,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Thomas Campbell
    Additive Manufacturing System for Nanocomposites, $200,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Blacksburg
  • WeatherFlow Inc. | Mr. Jay Titlow
    Development of an Operational Tuned Forecast System for Use in Offshore Wind Energy, $242,000, Energy, Poquoson

Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program

  • Old Dominion University | Dr. Richard Heller
    Recruitment of Dr. Michael Kong, $250,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Michael Friedlander
    Recruitment of Eminent Scholar in Heart Regenerative Medicine Research, $250,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg

Facilities Enhancement Loan Program

  • Old Dominion University* | Mr. Robert Fenning
    Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics Facility Expansion, $500,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk

Matching Funds Program

  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Richard Heller
    Development and Commercialization of Pulse Power Technology, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Sylvain Marsillac
    Embedded Health Monitoring for Large-Scale Solar Power Systems, $150,000, Energy, Norfolk
  • Old Dominion University Research Foundation | Dr. Richard Heller
    A Nonchemical Approach for Creating Platelet Gel, $100,000, Life Sciences, Norfolk
  • Region 2000 Research Institute dba CAER | Mr. Bob Bailey
    Center for Safe and Secure Nuclear Energy, $100,439, Energy, Forest
  • Region 2000 Research Institute dba CAER | Mr. Bob Bailey
    A Regional Cognitive Radio Testbed, $150,000, Communications, Forest
  • University of Virginia | Dr. John Hossack
    Bone Imaging: Technology Development and Pilot Study, $120,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • University of Virginia | Dr. Eric Loth
    Innovative Nano-Textured Protective Coatings for Structurally Integrated Panels, $150,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Charlottesville
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Dr. Standish Allen, Jr.
    Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectrometry (NIRS) for Evaluation of Oyster Physiology in Selective Breeding, $97,435, Life Sciences, Gloucester Point
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Louis J. Guido
    Bottomless GaN Power Devices, $150,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech* | Dr. Thomas Campbell
    Chemical Synthesis of Square Quantum Dots, $50,000, Advanced Manufacturing, Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech | Dr. Jason Lai
    Photovoltaic Inverter Development for Virginia Manufacturing Industries, $148,998, Energy, Blacksburg

SBIR Matching Funds Program

  • AFrame Digital, Inc. | Dr. Amy Papadopoulos
    Continuous Fall Risk Monitoring System: Walking vs. Activities of Daily Living, $49,997, Life Sciences, Reston
  • AFrame Digital, Inc. | Dr. Amy Papadopoulos
    Non-Intrusive Automated Portable Data Collection System for Aging Surveys, $50,000, Life Sciences, Reston
  • Alexander BioDiscoveries, LLC | Dr. Dipanwita Basu
    Novel Anti-Viral Agents to Treat Influenza, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • BioSpherex LLC | Dr. Thomas Kuehn
    Development of an LH-PCR Based Diagnostic for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, $50,000, Life Sciences, Potomac Falls
  • GATACA LLC | Dr. Johanna Craig
    Integrated Desktop Software for Management of Hepatitis C Data, $50,000, Information Technology, Newport
  • Gencia Corp. | Dr. Rafal Smigrodzki
    Treatment of Sepsis Bioenergetics Using a Protein Biologic, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • HemoSonics, LLC | Dr. Francesco Viola
    Development of Quality Control System for In-Vitro Assessment of Hemostasis, $49,734, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • HemoSonics, LLC | Dr. Elisa Ferrante
    Reagent Optimization for In-Vitro Assessment of Hemostasis, $49,994, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • INCOGEN, Inc. | Dr. Maciek Sasinowski
    Commercialization Strategy for Cancer Biomarker Intellectual Property, $49,915, Life Sciences, Williamsburg
  • Indoor Biotechnologies Inc. | Dr. Martin Chapman
    Multiplex Array for Mold Biomarkers, $50,000, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Innovative Biologics, Inc. | Dr. Vladimir Karginov
    Synthesis and Testing of Potential Anti-MRSA Therapeutics, $49,990, Life Sciences, Herndon
  • iTi Health, Inc. | Dr. Greg Fralish
    Comparing Imaging Agent Modalities for Optimal Detection of Pancreatic Cancer, $50,000, Life Sciences, Crozet
  • iTi Health, Inc. | Dr. Greg Fralish
    Developing a SPECT Imaging Agent for Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer, $50,000, Life Sciences, Crozet
  • Jericho Sciences, LLC* | Dr. Heidi Kay
    A Novel CNS-Penetrable Antiretroviral, $50,000, Life Sciences, Fairfax Station
  • LC Technologies, Inc. | Mr. Dixon Cleveland
    Eyetracking Comprehension Assessment System (ECAS): Improving Validity of Comprehension Assessment for People with Brain Injury, $49,922, Life Sciences, Fairfax
  • Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. | Dr. Steven Armentrout
    Mixed-Ligand Targeting of a Nano-Pharmaceutical Against GBM Stem Cells, $50,000, Life Sciences, Reston
  • Phthisis Diagnostics, Inc. | Dr. Crystal Icenhour
    Molecular Diagnostic for Microsporidia, $49,400, Life Sciences, Charlottesville
  • Synthonics Inc. | Dr. Thomas Piccariello
    Levodopa Pharmacokinetic Optimization by Metal Coordination, $50,000, Life Sciences, Blacksburg
  • Xyken, LLC* | Dr. Steven Yi
    (Northern Virginia), An Intelligent Capsule Endoscopy Video Analysis Software Platform, $50,000, Life Sciences, Vienna
  • Xyken, LLC | Dr. Steven Yi
    Next Generation Capsule Endoscopy Video Data Acquisition and Visualization Platform, $50,000, Life Sciences, Vienna

 

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* Declined awards