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Barrier Coatings Impervious to Water, Oil and Grease
     Barrier coatings have been developed utilizing commercially available nanoparticle constituents that permit coating of almost any material and provide superior protection from penetration by water, oil and grease. The coatings are water based, easy to apply and dry, and are environmentally friendly.

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Biebrich Scarlet for Fluorescent Staining of Cells
     The Biebrich scarlet fluorescent stain specificity stains certain cellular organelles of white blood cells, such as eosinophil granules. It has exemplary spectral properties, is soluble in water at a neutral pH, and is photo-fixed forming covalent bonds with cellular constituents and preventing its redistribution during tissue preparation and analysis.

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Colored, Special Effect Ink
     A new ink formulation has been developed that allows special effect/metallic inks to retain a shiny color without any bleeding of the color, when manually applied to or printed on porous substrates like cellulose paper. The formulation is quick drying and utilizes a variety of water-based and solvent-based pigment dispersions that make it convenient for use in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications.

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HVAC Evaporative Pads with Chitosan
A new HVAC-Evaporative Pad that can be used for agricultural and other HVAC applications has been developed by applying a chitosan coating to paperboard in place of phenol resins and other non-green coatings. These evaporative pads have a single layer of chitosan that creates a lighter pad with better wet stiffness, wicking height and water absorption, providing improved evaporative cooling. The manufacturing process is simple, inexpensive, environment-friendly and the paperboard is completely recyclable.

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Large-Scale Carbon Nanotube Production
     A new production method creates carbon nanotubes with consistent size and structure, at large-scale. Isolation of intact nanotubes after production is simplified with this method. This method also allows for incorporation of metal ions and other molecules into the nanotubes.

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Low Cost, Flexible, Microfluidic System
     A microfluidic device has been developed that is  easy (no clean room) to manufacture and is made from a flexible material that avoids breakage. The Microfluidic System can be configured to perform multiple functions, which are common to microfluidic devices, while being low cost for disposable applications.

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Micro Laser Assisted Machining Device, Micro-LAM
     Machines semiconductor and ceramic materials by simultaneously heating and deforming the microscopic area of the material that is in contact with the tool tip. The Micro-LAM delivers greater machining precision and a faster machining rate than conventional LAM, while being non-damaging (minimal heating), and providing greater energy efficiency, and reduced down time.

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Microfluidics Bio-Sensor for Bio-Marker Measurement
     This microfluidics bio-sensor is an acoustic wave-based, sensor system incorporating functionalized nanotubes that accurately measures biomolecules present in low picomolar concentrations in a sample as small as 10 µl.  This miniature, integrated system can instantaneously measure blood-borne biomarkers linked to diseases, like cancers, and to disease progression.

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Patternless, Rapid, Sand Mold Prototyping for Casting
      This device and method quickly creates accurate sand molds and cores for casting using a hybrid approach of 3D layering and CNC machining of each sintered layer. It employs a resin coated, black carbon, shell sand that is easily sintered with visible light and that acts as a lubricant for rapid CNC machining of each layer after the layer is sintered. In addition, the sand resin is not flammable, allowing starting materials, and completed molds and cores to be safely stored and transported.

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Selective Anion Extraction
     This technology uses nano-structures to specifically encapsulate charge-dense anions (demonstrating an anti-Hofmeister bias) such as; sulfate, phosphate, carbonate, chromate, fluoride, arsenate, selenite, even in the presence of high concentrations of more charge diffuse anions like nitrate and chlorate.  Before this technology, charge-diffuse anions would, with regularity, interfere with the extraction of charge-dense anions, preventing removal of charge dense anions from aqueous solutions containing both anion types.  The nano-structures may be used to purify a variety of high value streams.

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