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Posted: July 16, 2008
National Science Foundation Increases SBIR Grant to Selah Technologies
(Nanowerk News) Selah Technologies, an advanced materials
manufacturer, announced today that the company has received an additional
$50,000 SBIR Phase IB grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund
continued development activities for the company’s Selah Tubes™ nanotechnology.
This amendment brings the total NSF support to $150,000.
Selah was recently notified of the award as part of the NSF’s Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) program. “The awarding of this grant amendment is
continued validation of the merits of the Selah’s nanotechnology in the commercial
arena,” said Dr. Andrew Metters, Chief Technology Officer for Selah, who will
coordinate, manage and lead the project.
The grant supports the specific project titled “Bulk Production of Metallic-Enriched
Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Creation of Nanocomposite Thin Films with
Improved Performance Characteristics Compared to ITO,” Metters said.
Selah Technologies obtained a worldwide exclusive license in 2006 from Clemson
University to develop and commercialize two platform nanotechnologies branded
Selah Dots™ and Selah Tubes™. Selah Dots™ are carbon-based quantum dots that
can be used for various applications, including life sciences, solar cells and anticounterfeiting,
among others. Selah Tubes™, enriched carbon nanotubes, have a number of applications due to their impressive electrical conductivity properties.
About Selah Technologies
Located near Greenville, SC, Selah Technologies, LLC is a privately held advanced
materials manufacturing company founded in 2006. Selah’s mission is to consistently
deliver high quality nanomaterials and nanotechnology enabled products to the
global marketplace. For more information, visit www.selahtechnologies.com.