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Resodyn Corporation Wins Seven New Competitive Research Contracts in 2012

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This year, Resodyn Corporation won competitive contracts with the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Transportation, and the United States Army, Navy and Air Force.  Winning these awards is a testament to the merit and potential of the underlying science Resodyn Corporation scientists were able to exhibit, and is based in no small part on Resodyn Corporation’s credibility and expertise in being able successfully commercialize innovative products; giving the government significant return on its investment.

Dr. Todd McAdams has been awarded a two year contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop an Artificial Accessory Cell for directed differentiation of stem cells.  Dr. McAdams aims to develop a microsphere based artificial system that efficiently directs stem cells along desired pathways for therapeutic aims, while providing the ease and convenience of use as soluble cytokines.

Mr. Steve Galbraith was awarded two separate contracts during the past year; both from the United States Army.  In one research area, one contract aims to develop an improved method for transporting life saving blood and pharmaceutical products to soldiers in remote locations across the globe.  Mr. Galbraith's device would not only improve transport quality while saving the Army substantial expense, but also has significant implications in fields such as assisting aid workers providing vaccine in remote locations.

In addition, Mr. Galbraith was also rewarded with a follow on two-year contract to continue his work to produce a sensor for locating buried electromagnetic (EM) grid structures in optical ceramic domes.  Many of today's advanced guidance systems employ the use of optical ceramic dome iwth buried electromagnetic grids.  The ceramics manufacturing environment however constitutes a "dirty" process and until now there has been no reliable method to accurate locate the grids, and polish with a high degree of precision.

Like wise, Mr. Scott Coguill also won two competitive research contracts during 2012.  In one effort for the United States Navy, Mr. Coguill has won a follow-on to continue his work in developing a portable, field repairable coating system for above water radar domes.  This project will result in additional commercialization of Resodyn Corporation’s patent pending Polymer Thermal Spray (PTS) technology as a  back-pack portable version for hard to access areas.   In addition, Mr. Coguill won a contract from the United States Air Force for developing low friction, impact-resistant, abrasion-resistant, hydrophobic coating on the landing ski/skids on specialized mission aircraft like the LC-130 Hercules.  This coating has the potential to not only drastically improve aircraft performance in difficult environments, but also has more far reaching implications for the recreational ski industry. 

In further coatings research, Dr. Eduard Stefanescu was awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop a coating for concrete barriers to assist in preventing vehicle rollovers.  Experts indicate that approximately eighty of the fatal vehicle crashes each year are caused from when a tire climbs the concrete barrier following an impact and results in vehicle rollover.  By reducing friction characteristics on the barrier, Dr. Stefanescu’s research will prevent tire climb during the impact.

Mr. Peter Lucon has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop and provide an inspection system for measuring the adhesive bond strength for the bonded composite structures.  Bonded composite materials offer considerable opportunity to reduce manufacturing cost, improve structural performance, and improve fuel efficiency of aircraft. However, bonded composite aircraft structures continue to present manufacturing challenges due to uncertainties surrounding the physical bond strength.  A reliable and repeatable system for inspecting bonds would eliminate the need for full scale load testing resulting in a savings of $20 million in the aerospace industry alone.

  Originally founded in 1994, Resodyn Corporation is an innovative technology development and manufacturing firm located in Butte, Montana that concentrates on the invention, advancement, and commercialization of technologies and products in their core areas of Biotechnology, Advanced Instrumentation,  Polymer Materials Development, and.ResonantAcoustics®.

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