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Company Information:

Name: NANOGRIPTECH, LLC
Address: 91 43rd St., Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (412) 600-1786

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $445,000.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,249,986.00 2
STTR Phase I $150,000.00 1

Award List:

STTR Phase I: Biologically Inspired Polymer Fiber Adhesives as Enhanced Gripping Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Carnegie-Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Burak Aksak, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Burak Aksak
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project proposes biologically inspired polymer fibrillar adhesives as new gripping materials for ultragrip sports glove and other potential gripping and… More

Bio-Inspired Dry Fibrillar Adhesives for Enhanced Sealing of Respiratory Protective Masks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Michael Murphy, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
NanoGriptech LLC proposes to develop repeatable skin adhesives using technology inspired by the feet of geckos and insects. These adhesives will be integrated into full facemask respirators to reduce or replace head harness straps, which are currently used to hold the facemasks in place. Expected… More

Bio-Inspired Dry Fibrillar Adhesives for Enhanced Sealing of Respiratory Protective Masks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Burak Aksak, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
NanoGripTech LLC proposes to develop repeatable skin adhesives using technology inspired by the feet of geckos and insects. These adhesives will be integrated into full facemask respirators to reduce or replace head harness straps, which are currently used to hold the facemasks in place. Expected… More

SBIR Phase I:Manufacturing of Bio-Inspired Polymer Micro/Nano-Fiber Arrays as New Gripping Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Burak Aksak, MS
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a high-volume and low-cost nanomanufacturing process of biologically inspired repeatable polymer fibrillar adhesives as new gripping materials for commercial applications. A manufacturing process for high-speed,… More

SBIR Phase II: Manufacturing of Bio-Inspired Polymer Micro/Nano-Fiber Arrays as New Gripping Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Glass
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a pilot-scale production system and process to enable the large-scale fabrication of continuous arrays of elastomeric micro/nano-scale fibers with complex geometry. Inspired by hairs that occur naturally on gecko feet,… More

Gecko Inspired Adhesives for Enhanced Dexterity of Robotic Manipulation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Glass, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
Valuable time is spent by astronauts performing simple, mundane, or ergonomically taxing tasks. Therefore, one center of focus for NASA is to have robots increasingly perform these tasks to give the crew more time flexibility. Robots are also employed with tasks that are too dangerous for humans or… More

Microfiber-Based Closures with Hermetic Sealing for Chem Bio Protective Garments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Glass, Lead Engineer – (412) 224-2136
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hook and loop closures in Army uniforms have been identified as the critical sources of leaks in protective clothing/equipment, which limits the overall protective capability of the ensemble. New closure systems capable of providing both the shear and peel strengths demonstrated by hook and loop… More