By Kate Bramson, Providence Journal
Posted Jan. 26, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI — Companies working on renewable wind-energy technology, biotechnology advances for transplant recipients, agricultural calcium products to improve shellfish growth and clinical laboratory testing of a product that might be effective against drug-resistant bacteria were among 11 projects that won a combined $451,897.25 in new innovation vouchers Monday night from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.
The following companies were awarded the innovation vouchers:

  • Agcore Technologies LLC, Cranston, $50,000: to partner with the University of Rhode Island Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science in the field of algae farming and feed-agricultural and biofuel products;
  • Applied Radar, Inc., North Kingstown, $10,000: to partner with Polaris MEP in the defense electronics industry;
  • CBC, LLC, Warwick, $50,000: to partner with the University of Rhode Island Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on renewable wind-energy technology;
  • EpiVax, Inc., Providence, $50,000: to partner with Rhode Island Hospital in the biotechnology industry;
  • Full Measure, LLC, Bristol, $48,814: to partner with Roger Williams University Shellfish Analytical Laboratory on agricultural calcium products;
  • HMSolution Inc., Providence, $20,000: to partner with Brown University’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Studies on low-cost and scalable water-treatment technology;
  • Materials Science Associates, LLC, North Kingstown, $50,000: to partner with Rhode Island Hospital on biomedical engineering;
  • Pilgrim Screw Corporation, Providence, $49,921: to partner with the University of Rhode Island Thin Film Surface Analysis Laboratory in the aerospace and defense industry;
  • S2S Surgical, LLC, East Greenwich, $37,613: to partner with Rhode Island College’s Langevin Center for Design, Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing on orthopedic medical devices;
  • Vitae Industries, Inc., Providence, $40,000: to partner with Brown University’s Medical Science and Engineering, on biomedical research and development; and
  • Yushin America, Inc., Cranston, $45,459: to partner with the University of Rhode Island Mechatronics Lab on robotics and automation.

This article originally published by the Providence Journal.