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Company Information:

Name: TECHSHOT, INC.
Address: 7200 Highway 150
GREENVILLE, IN 47124-9515
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (812) 923-9591

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,282,751.00 52
SBIR Phase II $21,666,224.00 30
STTR Phase I $176,946.00 1
STTR Phase II $1,188,691.00 1

Award List:

ADVANCED AVIAN RESEARCH MODULE FOR MICROGRAVITY EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,966.00
Abstract:
The avian egg has been recognized by space biologists as an excellent, self-contained model for life-science research for more than a decade. more recently, birds have gained attention as a possible bioregenerative life-support system for space stations and lunar/mars missions. before the full… More

ADVANCED FLIGHT HARDWARE FOR ORGANIC SEPARATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Deuser
Award Amount: $49,998.00

ADVANCED FLIGHT HARDWARE FOR ORGANIC SEPARATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Deuser
Award Amount: $499,999.00

Biotechnology Instrumentation for the Support of Embryogenesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger
Award Amount: $49,998.00

Biotechnology Instrumentation for the Support of Embryogenesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Reusable, Thermally Controlled Container for Storage and Transport of Biological Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger
Award Amount: $69,988.00

MULTISTAGE ELECTROMAGNETIC SEPARATOR FOR PURIFYING CELLS AND PROTEINS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Deuser , President
Award Amount: $69,997.00

ADVANCED THERMAL STORAGE AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE STATION BIOPROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger , Vice President
Award Amount: $69,988.00

ADVANCED THERMAL STORAGE AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE STATION BIOPROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger , Vice President
Award Amount: $598,928.00

MULTISTAGE ELECTROMAGNETIC SEPARATOR FOR PURIFYING CELLS AND PROTEINS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Deuser , President
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Multistage Electrophoretic Purification Of Cells, Particles, And Proteins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John T. Weber , ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,999.00

Avian Hatchling Habitat For Bioregenerative, Physiological, $ Behavioral Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,993.00

Multistage Electrophoretic Purification Of Cells, Particles, And Proteins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John T. Weber , ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Modular System of Microscopic Observation Chambers for the Study of Fluids and Living Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,995.00

Integrated Dynamic Cell Culturing System for the Bioprocessing Facility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,999.00

Avian Hatchling Habitat for Bioregenerative, Physiological, & Behavorial Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Heidi Platt, Chemcial Engineer
Award Amount: $69,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Heidi Platt, Chemcial Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Heidi Platt, Chemcial Engineer
Award Amount: $580,000.00

Robotic Bioreactor for Cell Culture in Space Applications (DYNACULT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed is a fully-automated perfused cell-culture bioreactor system (laboratory in a cassette) tentatively named DYNACULT. Space Hardware Optimization Technology, Inc.,will incorporate several technical innovations into the integrated DYNACULT system. These include, but are… More

Observation Chambers for Dynamic Microscopic Flow Visualization (DYNASCOPE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed, tentatively named ¿DYNASCOPE¿, is an innovative system of microscopy equipment capable of unique sample manipulation and real-time observation. A uniquely designed hollow microscope slide with high manufacturability offers an opportunity to study the effects… More

Observation Chambers for Dynamic Microscopic Flow Visualization (DYNASCOPE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,346.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed, tentatively named ¿DYNASCOPE¿, is an innovative system of microscopy equipment capable of unique sample manipulation and real-time observation. A uniquely designed hollow microscope slide with high manufacturability offers an opportunity to study the effects… More

Robotic Bioreactor for Cell Culture in Space Applications (DYNACULT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed is a fully-automated perfused cell-culture bioreactor system (laboratory in a cassette) tentatively named DYNACULT. Space Hardware Optimization Technology, Inc.,will incorporate several technical innovations into the integrated DYNACULT system. These include, but are… More

Observation Chambers for Dynamic Microscopic Flow Visualization (DYNASCOPE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed, tentatively named ¿DYNASCOPE¿, is an innovative system of microscopy equipment capable of unique sample manipulation and real-time observation. A uniquely designed hollow microscope slide with high manufacturability offers an opportunity to study the effects… More

Modular Environmental Situational Awareness Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Ainsworth, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $69,000.00
Abstract:
"This proposal addresses the activities associated with the development of the Modular Environmental Situational Awareness Technology (MESAT), which is intended as an important part of the United States' response to a terrorist attack using chemical orbiological weapons of mass destruction. The… More

Robotic Bioreactor for Cell Culture in Space Applications (DYNACULT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed is a fully-automated perfused cell-culture bioreactor system (laboratory in a cassette) tentatively named DYNACULT. Space Hardware Optimization Technology, Inc.,will incorporate several technical innovations into the integrated DYNACULT system. These include, but are… More

Cassette Based Robotic Multiple Cell Culture System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Todd, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $599,982.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed for continued research is a family of fully-automated (robotic) cell-culture systems, each a laboratory in a cassette, named collectively ?Multicult?. SHOT will incorporate several technical innovations, including options for gentle mixing of cell suspensions,… More

Robotic Optical Monitor for High Throughput Crystal Growth Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,822.00
Abstract:
Macromolecules are crystallized for crystallography in ?screens? consisting of numerous (30-200) small volumes (2 ? 50 muL) of combinations with several (2-10) other solutes. Each combination is frequently over days or weeks to evaluate growth, if any, of crystals, thereby creating of repetitious,… More

Cassette Based Robotic Multiple Cell Culture System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Todd, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,899.00
Abstract:
The specific innovation proposed for continued research is a family of fully-automated (robotic) cell-culture systems, each a laboratory in a cassette, named collectively ?Multicult?. SHOT will incorporate several technical innovations, including options for gentle mixing of cell suspensions,… More

Smart Chargers for Smart Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Heimerdinger, Senior Electrical Enginee
Award Amount: $119,917.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the SHOT design concept and development path for a highly innovative,

Smart Charger for Smart Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Heimerdinger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $657,319.00
Abstract:
Recent military activity reflects the importance of continued technological advancements for all products within the modern soldier''s arsenal. The U.S. must continue to invest in the development of products that not only provide quicker, better, fasterresults, but they must also be more robust and… More

SBIR Phase I: Magnetic Flow Sorter Channels for Rare Cancer Cell Enrichment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop the technology for the magnetic isolation of rare cancer cells from human blood. Various problems have been encountered in attempts to collect and identify cancer cells. Success will require processing large volumes… More

Magnetic Sorter Channels for Stem Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd
Award Amount: $92,549.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): SHOT proposes to perform research leading to the implementation of technology for the magnetic isolation of hematopoietic stem cells from human umbilical cord blood and peripheral apheresis product cells. Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is an established… More

Biomolecule Crystallization Microarray

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd
Award Amount: $1,188,691.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Several aspects of health and medicinal research depend on the knowledge of macromolecular structures, the determination of which depends on a supply of high-quality crystals. Conditions for growing high-quality crystals are usually determined by expensive… More

Microfluidic Analytical Separator for Proteomics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Deuser, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
SHOT proposes an innovative microfluidic device designed to effect a 2-dimensional resolution of a mixture of proteins based on isoelectric point (pI) and molecular weight. A novel approach is proposed to achieve 2-D-gel equivalence. The first dimension is to be immobilized isoelectric focusing, and… More

Magnetic Sorter Channels for Stem Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd
Award Amount: $853,024.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): SHOT proposes research leading to the commercialization of technology for magnetic isolation of hematopoietic stem cells from human umbilical cord blood, bone marrow and peripheral apheresis product cells. Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is an established… More

High Efficiency Shelter Lighting Utilizing Solid State Illumination Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Heimerdinger, Project Manager
Award Amount: $119,977.00
Abstract:
The Army currently uses fluorescent lighting that is large, heavy, extremely inefficient, and expensive to illuminate deployable shelters. Because the light fixtures can't be rolled up with the portable shelter, they must be individually removed and stowed separately for transport, further… More

Microfluidic Analytical Separator for Proteomics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd
Award Amount: $599,947.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a microfluidic device designed to effect a 2-dimensional resolution of a mixture of proteins based on isoelectric point (pI) and molecular weight (MW). The innovation performs tasks similar to those performed by 2-dimensional ("2-D") gel electrophoresis. To achieve… More

Magnetic Flow Sorter for Pancreatic Islet Isolation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd
Award Amount: $99,650.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): SHOT proposes research leading to a magnetic separation technology that will provide an increase in efficiency and yield of pancreatic islets of Langherhans isolated from donor pancreatic tissue. Pancreatic islet transplantation is a rapidly developing method of… More

Power Manager for Special Operations Portable Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Ainsworth, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Today's special operations soldier must pack over 75 pounds of gear through a wide range of environmental extremes. Those 75 pounds consist of mission essential electronic devices with 25 of those pounds consigned to onetime use batteries. For issues of stealth, stamina, and sustainment, it is… More

On-Board Recorder for Data Acquisition During Firing and Flight of Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Jones, Project Manager
Award Amount: $119,948.00
Abstract:
SHOTr proposes to design and develop an innovative data acquisition system with previously unavailable capabilities for use in the research and development of precision munitions by the United States defense community. This second generation on-board recorder (OBR-II) has highly advanced interface… More

Investigation of Electrophoresis as a Novel Coating Mechanism for Sealing Concrete

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Government is a heavy user of concrete structures for below-grade facilities, waterway, and marine applications. High hydraulic permeability of the concrete in these structures produces water intrusion into protected areas and accelerated corrosion of structures beyond their useful limits,… More

High Efficiency Shelter Lighting Utilizing Solid State Illumination Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Ainsworth, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,950.00
Abstract:
The SHOT Shelter Lighting System (SLS) is an outstanding solution to the current problematic mobile fluorescent lighting fixtures. The SLS is a "systems approach" providing 700 lumens or more of adjustable illumination for battlefield shelters in a package that is robust, transportable and… More

On-Board Recorder for Data Acquisition During Firing and Flight of Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Jones, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,673.00
Abstract:
The OBR-II feasibility research performed in Phase I confirmed our technical approach as the most suitable and appropriate design for the next generation data recorder. The SHOTr design will generate an innovative data acquisition system possessing previously unavailable capabilities for use in the… More

Vertical Linear Accelerator for Dynamic Visual-Vestibular Acuity Health Status Evaluation and Desensitization Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Tony Shulthise, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
Mitigating Spatial Disorientation (SD) events is of particular interest to the military due to the severe repercussions of such events during flight or in general task performance for certain non-flight activities. Researchers have determined that these events could be mitigated by screening… More

Sample Management System for Heavy Ion Irradiation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Shulthise, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,927.00
Abstract:
A robotic sample management device and system for the exposure of biological and material specimens to heavy ion beams of the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) and other irradiation venues is proposed by SHOT, Inc. Full and efficient utilization of NSRL requires the automation of precise… More

Marine Portable Power Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,963.00
Abstract:
Deployed stationary Marine facilities are equipped with a myriad of electronic communications and support equipment all requiring continuous power. Generally, power from portable generator units are not considered stable however, current inventories reflect a dire need for a versatile, robust… More

Investigation of Electrophoresis as a Novel Coating Mechanism for Sealing Concrete

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,930.00
Abstract:
SHOT proposes to capitalize on our successful phase I effort of using electrophoresis as a novel coating mechanism for sealing concrete. Previous and ongoing research suggest that nanometer scale particles can be migrated into hardened cement paste resulting in dramatically lower hydraulic… More

Deeply Buried Hardened Target Fuze

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Jones, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
SHOT's innovative design for a deeply buried hardened target fuze incorporates the use of a non-inertial proximity sensor as a solution to the shortcomings of existing accelerometer-based smart fuze designs. The proposed sensor is compact, relatively low power, and can easily be adapted to a wide… More

Automated Shipboard Dishwashing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Constance, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Current shipboard dishwashing systems are robust, dependable systems that unfortunately only perform specific dishwashing tasks. Scullery duties go beyond dishwashing and that is where the SHOT Automated Shipboard Dishwashing System can provide users a fully scoped complete system to include… More

Sample Management System for Heavy Ion Irradiation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leo A. Shulthise, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
A robotic sample management device and system for the exposure of biological and material specimens to heavy ion beams of the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) and other irradiation venues is proposed by SHOT, Inc. Full and efficient utilization of NSRL requires the automation of precise… More

Care and Monitoring Evacuation Litter (CAMEL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bruce Meador, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
This proposal contains SHOT's R&D concepts for a "Rapidly Configurable Modular Litter System for use in Aeromedical Transport." The Air Force is currently using the old pole and canvas style litter from pre WWII for aeromedical evacuation. A variety of medical treatment equipment is haphazardly… More

Automated Shipboard Dishwashing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Constance, Project Manager
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The SHOT Automated Shipboard Dishwashing System will provide users an automatic dishwashing and sortation system. The SHOT ASDS solution is a robust, modular drop-in solution that can either interface with existing dishwashing systems or can include a dishwasher/dryer tailored for the specific… More

High Pressure Specimen Chamber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $94,985.00
Abstract:
Even today as a highly technical and advanced world civilization the physiology of deep sea fish and invertebrates continues to remain mysterious and poorly known. Past specimen containers fail to either have the size or volume needed or lack the robustness for high pressure containment or in many… More

Magnetic Flow Sorter for Pancreatic Islet Isolation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $1,073,839.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): SHOT, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Minnesota (UofM), Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSoM) and IKOtech LLC, proposes research leading to a magnetic separation technology that provides an improve ment in potency and yield of pancreatic… More

Deeply Buried Hardened Target Fuze

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Jones, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
SHOT's innovative design for a deeply buried hardened target fuze incorporates the use of a non-inertial proximity sensor as a solution to the shortcomings of existing accelerometer -based smart fuze designs. The proposed sensor is compact, relatively low power, and can easily be adapted to a wide… More

High Pressure Specimen Chamber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $399,973.00
Abstract:
Even today as a highly technical and advanced world civilization, the physiology of deep sea fish and invertebrates continues to remain mysterious and poorly known.  Past specimen containers fail to either have the size or volume needed or lack the robustness for high pressure containment of in… More

Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd, Ph. D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a "Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer." Several novel concepts are integrated to produce the final design, which is compatible with on-orbit operation from the standpoint of gravity-independence, low mass, low power requirement and automated operation. The unique… More

Highly Agile Command Deployable Vehicle Arresting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bill Johnson, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
SHOT proposes an innovative vehicle arresting system designed for quick setup, unimpeded traffic flow, fast activation, and tremendous arresting power in a non-lethal manner. The proposed innovation uses cables, ground anchors, and an actuator mechanism combined in a novel way by SHOT's… More

Explosion-Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture for Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Project Manager
Award Amount: $98,972.00
Abstract:
The SHOT Explosion Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture (EPSSLF) is the "next generation" explosion proof fixture incorporating state-of-the-art, high output LED's. A properly sized LED light grid and associated power controller card will guarantee a long, maintenance free life at least 50 times… More

Solid State Infrared Flare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
The Techshot Solid State Infrared Flare (SS IR Flare) will utilize existing high quality, commercial-off-the-shelf infrared LEDs to produce the required spectral output for use as a flare rocket providing illumination compatible with night vision gear. Powered by high current batteries, the… More

Light Emitting Diode Technology Deployment Involving an Aerospace Light Application Manufacture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The Techshot LED Navigational Light Bulb (LED NAV LB) is the "next generation" light bulb incorporating state-of-the-art, robust solid state circuitry. A properly sized LED light grid will guarantee a long, maintenance free life at least 10 times longer than the current incandescent lamp. The… More

Development and commercialization of a tent trap for the surveillance and control of disease-carrying flies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Todd Fricke, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,964.00
Abstract:
The Techshot Insect Vector Eradication, Control, Trapping, or Retrieval System (iVECTOR) trapping system employs a naturally seductive, ergonomically tailored system to attract and collect the maximum number of insect specimens for the given environment. The iVECTOR system is simple to erect,… More

Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,952.00
Abstract:
Techshot, Inc. proposes continued research and development of an on-orbit cell counter culminating in a deliverable hand-held blood cell counter in the form of a "Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer". Crew health monitoring, the Human Research Program and research in Fundamental Biology will… More

Observation Platform for Dynamic Biomedical and Biotechnology Experiments using the ISS Light Microscopy Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
The proposed "Observation platform for dynamic biomedical and biotechnology experiments using the ISS Light Microscopy Module" consists of a platen sized to fit the stage of NASA's Light Microscopy Module (LMM) on the International Space Station (ISS). At the heart of the innovation is a small… More

Aeromedical Stabilization and Evacuation of Traumatic Brain and Spine Injuries: A Novel System for Patient Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Tony Shulthise, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,889.00
Abstract:
The Techshot Aeromedical Stabilization and Evacuation System (ASES) solution consists of three subsystems including a Patient Support Platform (PSP), a Comfort Mat System (CMS) and a detachable Aeromedical Equipment Module (AEM). The ASES system provides a stabilization and traction platform… More

Miniature Optically Synchronized Telemetry System (MOSTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Jones, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
Techshot proposes an innovative solution to provide low cost time synchronized telemetry, flow diagnostics, and data collection to support small-scale wind tunnel free drop testing. A key feature is a synchronization technique for multiple data sources including high speed cameras to support proper… More

Multi-Axis Vibration Mitigation and Habitability Improvement for Seated Occupants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tony Shulthise, Project Manager
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
Techshot's ideal solution for a multi axis vibration damping insert (MVDI) will provide the Navy with a functional system to reduce crew member fatigue and injuries due to mid to high frequency propeller vibrations transmitted through the current seat cushion as well as reduction of hot spots… More

POINT OF CARE MELANOMA CTC MONITOR CONTRACT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Todd – (812) 923-9591
Award Amount: $199,992.00
Abstract:
This project was funded as a Phase I contract by the NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program in response to funding announcement number 272 "Point of Care Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells for Cancer Diagnostics, Prognosis, and… More

Marine Portable Power Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Project Manager
Award Amount: $599,992.00
Abstract:
Deployed stationary Marine facilities are equipped with a myriad of electronic-communications equipment all requiring continuous power. Generally, power from portable generator units are not considered stable however, current inventories reflect a dire need for a versatile, robust uninterrupted… More

Electrical System for Rapid Bacterial Cultures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd – 812-923-9591
Award Amount: $114,830.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The broad, long-term objective of the proposed project Electrical System for Rapid Bacterial Cultures is to develop an automated electrical impedance analyzer for measuring bacterial growth in contaminated blood. Thepurpose of the System is to hasten the time… More

Observation Platform for Dynamic Biomedical and Biotechnology Experiments using the ISS Light Microscopy Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,966.00
Abstract:
The objective of the research is the completion of an observation platform for the ISS Light Microscopy Module (LMM) as it currently resides on the U.S. Fluids Integration Rack (FIR). In its current configuration the LMM accommodates a Contained Bubble Experiment, and it has no substage illuminator… More

Life Science Research Sample Transfer Technology for On Orbit Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Kurk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
Traditionally spaceflight life science experiments require the return of samples to earth for analysis, which is frequently a challenge to the success of investigations. Even with more analytical instruments on ISS, conditions do not facilitate the transfer of liquid samples from experimental… More

Multi-Specimen Variable-G Facility for Life and Microgravity Sciences Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,973.00
Abstract:
Techshot, Inc. proposes to develop a Multi-specimen Variable-G Facility (MVF) for life and microgravity sciences research. The MVF incorporates a generic multi-specimen sample holder which can be accessed on-orbit, allowing data to be obtained in real-time. Candidate specimens accommodated by the… More

Autonomous Maintenance and Health Monitoring of Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Project Manager – (812) 923-9591
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
The Techshot Autonomous Battery Management System (ABMS) is the ideal solution to the stored battery problems experienced today. The Techshot ABMS reduces operating costs via an automated battery management system. The ABMS is suitable for both smart and dumb rechargeable batteries, as well as a… More

Manufacturing Development of Allogeneic Stem Cells in Clinical Settings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Constance, Project Manager – (812) 923-9591
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
Techshot proposes to improve the isolation and immunoselection of mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue using Quadrupole Magnetic flow Sorting (QMS). This separator technology sorts magnetically labeled cells at high speed and is capable of processing large volumes of tissue such as… More

Aeromedical Stabilization and Evacuation of Traumatic Brain and Spine Injuries: A Novel System for Patient Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Tony Shulthise, Project Manager – (812) 923-9591
Award Amount: $749,946.00
Abstract:
The ASES concept, consists of three subsystems including a Patient Support Platform (PSP), a Comfort Mat System (CMS) and a detachable Aeromedical Equipment Module (AEM). This system provides a stabilization and traction platform solution for aeromedical evacuation with comfort mat subsystem using… More

Life Science Research Sample Transfer Technology for On Orbit Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Kurk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,979.00
Abstract:
With retirement of the space shuttle program, microgravity researchers can no longer count on bringing experiment samples back to earth for post-flight analysis. Locker-sized processing facilities, which were typically transported up to and down from the International Space Station during the… More

Multi-Specimen Variable-G Facility for Life and Microgravity Sciences Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Vellinger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,983.00
Abstract:
The Multi-specimen Variable-G Facility (MVF) is a single locker sized centrifuge facility for life and microgravity sciences research on the International Space Station. The MVF is a rear breather EXPRESS Rack payload that leverages many of the existing subsystems of flight proven (STS-108) Avian… More

Remotely Controlled Mixers for LMM Colloid Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Kurk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,990.00
Abstract:
Designation of the International Space Station (ISS) as a National Laboratory creates exciting opportunities for a broad spectrum of researchers to take advantage of ISS's unique space attributes and scientific research facilities. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM), which was developed and is… More

Manufacturing Development of Allogeneic Stem Cells in Clinical Settings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Project Manager/Principal – (812) 923-9591
Award Amount: $729,988.00
Abstract:
Cellular therapies are rapidly moving toward widespread clinical application in cancer treatment, autoimmune disease control and trauma recovery. Human adipose tissue, an available waste product from reconstructive and plastic surgery, is becoming a most popular source of adult stem cells, which are… More

Remotely Controlled Mixers for LMM Colloid Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Kurk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,841.00
Abstract:
The U.S. portion of the International Space Station (ISS), which has been designated by Congress as a National Laboratory, holds great potential for a broad spectrum of researchers who are eager to take advantage of its unique scientific research facilities. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM), which… More

Autonomous Maintenance and Health Monitoring of Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thomas, Electrical Engineer – (812) 923-9591
Award Amount: $594,418.00
Abstract:
Rechargeable batteries self discharge while in storage, and when allowed to remain at an extremely low state of charge for a long period of time, can be damaged permanently and then must be discarded. The USMC finds it far too costly and impractical to perform manual maintenance recharges every 3 to… More

Magnetic Flow Sorter for Pancreatic Islet Isolation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul W. Todd – 812-923-9591
Award Amount: $2,671,250.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Techshot, Inc. has successfully completed SBIR Phase I and Phase II research demonstrating that magnetically labeled porcine islets of Langerhans can be isolated from contaminating exocrine tissue by flow sorting usinga quadrupole magnetic separator ( Quadrasep )… More