HELENA, MT – The Department of Commerce today announced $794,510 in grants to nine research projects in four communities to encourage innovation, research and high-wage job creation.
The funds are being awarded through the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology. MBRCT supports economic development by investing in research projects that have a clear path to commercialization.
The following projects received a grant:
- Christopher Arrasmith, Revibro Optics of Bozeman, received $60,000 for Increased Stroke for MEMS-Based Deformable Membrane Mirror Through Material Investigations
- Fanny Astruc-Diaz, DermaXon LLC of Missoula, received $99,326 for Topical Selective T-Type Blockers for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
- Jason Brasseur, Bridger Photonics, Inc. of Bozeman, received $79,985 for Extended Range Absolute Distance Interferometer
- Richard Clarke, Yellowstone Scientific Instruments of Big Sky, received $50,000 for Point of Care Monitor for Treatment of Substance Abuse
- David Driscoll, Glacigen Materials, Inc. of Bozeman, received $62,702 for Structural Stabilization of Freeze Tape Cast Microstructures
- Sarah Lukes, Agile Focus Designs of Bozeman, received $90,000 for Enhanced Power and Zoom (EPZ™)
- Paul Nugent, NWB Sensors, Inc. of Bozeman, received $100,000 for Development of Low-Power Economical Snowpack Sensors Using Snow Buried GPS Receivers
- Renee Reijo Pera, Montana State University of Bozeman, received $162,500 for Anti-Wrinkle Creams with Collagen-Stimulating Small Molecules
- Rob Smith, Prime Labs, Inc. of Greenough, received $89,997 for Novel Methods for Mass Spectrometry Information Extraction and Reporting
Since 2001, the board has funded $43.6 million into 243 research projects, which in turn have attracted another $398 million in investment. Learn more at MarketMT.com/MBRCT.