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VT KnowledgeWorks Success Showcase: NanoSafe
Company's Full Name: NanoSafe, Inc.
Year Founded: 2007
Year Company Entered VT KnowledgeWorks: 2007
Total Number of Employees When Entered: 1 part-time
Total Number of Employees to Date: 1 full-time, 8 part-time, 1 contractor
Overview of Company’s Products/Services, and Significance to the Market
NanoSafe, Inc. helps organizations manage nanotechnology environmental health and safety (EHS) risks. The company offers a full range of consulting, research, and testing services to clients throughout industry, state and federal government agencies, and university laboratories. NanoSafe, Inc.’s flagship service offering is its NanoSafe Tested™ program, which is a third-party test and verification process that enhances the safety of nanotechnology-enabled consumer products and nanomanufacturing.
- Launched NanoSafe Tested™ program and companion Nanotech Register™; tested and registered first product, the Labconco XPert™ Nano laboratory enclosure.
- Awarded multi-year contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to support nanoecotoxicology research and compilation of a nanoinformatics database.
- Awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a nanotechnology 3D Periodic Table™ for relating nanoparticle properties to toxicological outcomes.
- Established a new nanotechnology laboratory facility with dedicated pilot-scale nanomanufacturing, integration, and characterization capabilities.
Matthew S. Hull, Ph.D.
President/Owner, NanoSafe, Inc.
1800 Kraft Drive, Suite 107
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Toll Free: 1.877.SAF.NANO
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