SciGenesis receives Phase 1 SBIR from NSF

July 1, 2009

SciGenesis, LLC has had a busy second half of the year and it’s not over yet!  Two research contracts and a partnership with Southern Miss have positioned the startup company to hire its first full time employees.

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the National Science Foundation awarded SciGenesis a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to investigate the purification and separation of a proprietary fullerene cage technology and their application in tunable dielectrics.  “The ultimate result for the consumer will be improved performance and continued size reduction of electronic components.  This fullerene technology also has potential in medical imaging and other high tech applications,” reports Steven Stevenson, president of SciGenesis.

This is a one year research effort with high potential as a launch point for the optimization of several new technologies in this field.

SciGenesis is a Mississippi University Research Authority (MURA) company commercializing proprietary technology licensed from the University of Southern Mississippi and Virginia Institute of Technology.  The company specializes in making modifications to nanoparticles that improve their performance properties in a variety of applications.

For more information contact Kelli Booth, VP of Marketing, at or 601.818.0612.

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