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Final Report Summaries

 

2015

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KarboLyn: A Unique Homopolysaccharide Compound for Glycogen Repletion in Athletes, Jeff Golini, All American Pharmaceutical, Billings, $80,000; Final report approved November 2015

Developing Fungal Bioinsecticides for Controlling Multiple Bark Beetles in Forestry, Clifford Bradley, Montana BioAgriculture, Inc., $57,400; Final report approved: November 2015

Acellular Nerve Allografts for Transplantation; Mark Schallenberger; Bacterin International, Inc.; $192,484; Final report approved: August 2015

Chemical Inhibition of Bark Beetle Fungal Symbionts; Kurt Toenjes; Montana State University, Billings; Billings; $81,071; Final report approved: October 2015

MEMS-Based Adjustable-Focus Mirror for Microscopy; Peter Roos; Bridger Photonics, Inc.; $84,353; Final report approved: August 2015

Leveraging Integrated Systems Technology for Real-Time Hyperspectral Image Processing; Ross Snider, Montana State University, $57,535; Final report approved: December 2015

High Dynamic Range Optical Signal Frequency Conversion; Zeb Barber, Montana State University; $192,257; Final report approved: February 2016

Development and Validation of Micro-RNA Biomarkers in a Single and Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury; Sarjubhai Patel, University of Montana; $60,000; Final report approved: February 2016

Evaluation of BisEDT Antimicrobial/Antibiofilm Gel in a 21-Day Skin Irritation Study in Humans; Patricia McKernan, Microbion Corporation, Bozeman; $84,825; Final report approved: March 2016

Package and Commercialize the First of a New Generation of Live Cell Assays for Drug Discovery; Anne Marie Quinn, Montana Molecular, Bozeman; $75,000; Final report approved: March 2016

Enhancement of Applied/Translational Research in Biomedicine; Richard Bridges, University of Montana; $150,075; Final report approved: February 2017

2014

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Design, Synthesis and Preclinical Characterization of Water Soluble Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Therapeutics for the Treatment of Cancerous Tumors in the Tissue Transparency Window; Charles Spangler; SensoPath Technologies, Inc.; Bozeman; $58,596; Final report approved: August 2014

Clinical Evaluation of Wavefront-guided Progressive Multifocal Contact Lens; Stephen Dunn; WaveSource; Kalispell / Whitefish; $110,000; Final report approved: August 2014

Compact Compressive Laser Ranging System; Zeb Barber; Montana State University, Bozeman; Bozeman; $139,144; Final report approved: April 2015

New Technology for Determining the Abundance and Ratios of Biologically Important Metabolites in Live Cells; Mensur Dlakic, Montana State University, Bozeman; Bozeman; $117,297; Final report approved: June 2015

In-Vivo Testing of a Novel Compound, WT13-12, as a Treatment for Infected Wounds; Thomas Rau, Wintermute Biomedical; Missoula; $42,786; Final report approved: May 2014

Enhancement of Applied/Translational Research in Biomedicine, Richard Bridges, University of Montana, Missoula, $149,078; Final report approved: December 2015

Investigating the Therapeutic Potential of BH31-1, a Small Molecule Inhibitor of Fungal Morphogenesis; Kurt Toenjes; Montana State University, Billings; Billings; $99,400; Final report approved: February 2015

Evaluation of a Novel Renewable Bio-fiber Based Filter to Remove Mercury from Flue Gas; Kumar Ganesan; Montana Tech; Butte; $90,000; Final report approved: August 2015

Production of Aviation Fuels from Camelina sativa Oil through Heterogeneous Catalysis, Md Joynal Abedin, MSU Northern, Havre, $30,607; Final report approved: February 2015

2012

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Development of Commercially Viable Metallic Nanoparticle Filters to Remove Mercury from Coal Fired Power Plant Flue Gas; Kumar Ganesan; Montana Tech; Butte; $87,163; Final report approved: January 2014
 

2011

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Value-Added “Montana Specialty Alkanes”; Ron Colwell; Montana Refining Co., Inc.; Great Falls; $189,927; Final report approved: April 2011 [Project withdrawn by company]

Commercialization of Optical Analog Waveform Generation (OAWG) Hardware; Kristian Merkel; S2 Corporation; Bozeman; $83,706; Final report approved: August 2012

Second Phase Clinical Trials of a Lypolytic Compound; Jeff Golini; All American Pharmaceutical; Billings; $25,000; Final report approved: November 2011

Intelligent Proppant (iProppant™) – Activation of Solid State Reaction Mechanisms in Ceramic Proppant Material as a Method to Modify Fracture Path Flow; Hank Rawlins; eProcess Technologies; Butte; $50,000; Final report approved: November 2011

Development of Ammonia Based Fuels for Environmentally Friendly Power Generation; David Micheletti; Montana Aerospace Development Association; Butte; $111,500; Final report approved: June 2012

Dose Optimization of Methamphetamine as a Neuroprotective Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury; David J. Poulsen; University of Montana Missoula; $60,000; Final report approved: November 2011

Enhancement of Applied/Translational Research in Biomedicine; Richard J. Bridges; University of Montana; Missoula; $161,344; Final report approved: October 2012

MEMS-Based Micro Zoom Lens for Cell Phone Cameras; Brant Kaylor; Bridger Photonics; Bozeman; $100,135; Final report approved: November 2011

Applications for Inhibitors of Fungal Morphogenesis; Kurt Toenjes; Montana State University; Billings; $100,000; Final report approved: November 2011

Manufacture of Wavefront Guided Progressive Multifocal Contact Lens; Stephen Dunn; WaveSource, Inc.; Whitefish; $87,633; Final report approved: September 2011

An Integrated Platform for Cell-Based Drug Discovery; Anne Marie Quinn; $99,935; Final report approved: May 2012

Nanoparticle-Bacteriophage Cocktails to Combat Infectious Disease; Marisa Pedulla; Montana Tech; Butte; $113,050; Final report approved: December 2011

Integration of Passive Seismic, Electrical and Temperature Measurements for Geothermal Resource Exploration; Leif Cox/Curtis Link

Montana Tech; Butte; $53,760; Final report approved: January 2014
 

2010

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Absolute Calibration of a CW-FM LADAR Length Metrology System; Zeb Barber; Montana State University; Bozeman; $138,000; Final report approved: November 2010

Development of a Commercial Production System for Protein Cage Nanoparticles (PCNs) for Immunotherapeutic Applications; Mark Young
Montana State University; Bozeman; $160,000; Final report approved: January 2012

Development of New Antibacterial Dendrimers; Mary Cloninger; Montana State University; Bozeman; $64,200; Final report approved: March 2012

Enhancement of Applied/Translational Research in Biomedicine; Richard J. Bridges; University of Montana; Missoula; $197,066; Final report approved: November 2011

Novel Controlled Release Fertilizer Materials Derived from Renewable and Environmentally Degradable Polymers; Don Kiely; Rivertop Renewables; Missoula; $150,125; Final report approved: April 2011

Hyperspectral Sensor for Large-Area Monitoring of Carbon Dioxide Reservoirs and Pipelines; Rand Swanson; Resonon; Bozeman; $149,985
Final report approved: October 2011

Clinical Trials of a Lypolytic Compound; Jeff Golini; All American Pharmaceutical Inc.; Billings; $10,000; Final report approved: July 2010

Structured Nanophase Catalysts; Yuval C. Avniel; EIP International; Missoula; $110,930; Final report approved: November 2010

Fluorescent Reports for Cre Recombinase: New Tools for Manipulating Animal Genomes to Study the Genetic Factors of Disease; Anne Marie Quinn; Montana Molecular; Bozeman; $99,805; Final report approved: February 2011

Study of How Morphology and Physiology of Native Wildflower Seed Affects its Harvestability in Particular by the Arbuckle Native Seedster
Lee Arbuckle; Native Seedsters; Billings; $87,722; Final report approved: June 2012

Nutrient Management for the Optimization of Biofuels Production in a Proprietary CTW Energy Algal Photobioreactor; Joseph Menicucci; CTW Energy; Bozeman; $241,398; Final report approved: January 2012

A New Cost-Effective, Non-Invasive, Geophysical Methodology for Exploration and Development of Geothermal Resources in Montana; Leif Cox; Montana Tech; Butte; $93,130; Final report approved: May 2011

High Efficiency Hybrid Solar Power System – Producing Electricity and Hot Water Simultaneously; Michael Utter; Rural Community; Innovations; Bozeman; $150,000; Final report approved: April 2012

Metallic Nano Particle Filter to Remove Mercury from Coal Fired Power Plant Flue Gas; Kumar Ganesan; Montana Tech; Butte; $90,499; Final report approved: October 2011

Development of a Field-Portable Biodetector; Timothy Troutman/Harold Howe; $379,532; Final report approved: February 2014

SFRJ (Solid Fuel Ramjets) Technology Development and Testing; David Micheletti; $106,000; Final report approved: August 2011

Bio-Agtive™ Emission Technology: Turning Fuels into Fertilizer; Jessica Windy Boy; $19,080; Final report approved: July 2012

Continuation of Collaborative Research on Innovative Fluorescence Lifetime Spectrometers; Gregory Gillispie; $200,000; Final report approved: June 2011

Measurement of Optical Output of High-Power Laser Diodes; Larry Johnson; ILX Lightwave; Bozeman; $107,885; Final report approved: October 2011

Commercial Introduction of Barley Protein Concentrate in Aquaculture Markets; Bob Kearns; Montana Microbial Products; Butte; $118,900; Final report approved: July 2010

2009

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Development of an ICP Etch Process for Nonlinear Optical Materials Philip Himmer – Montana State University - Bozeman $78,728 Final report approved: January 2011

A Frequency Agile Digital Beamforming Antenna for WiMAX Radio Wireless Networks Yikun Huang – Montana State University - Bozeman $160,235 Final report approved: June 2011

Improving Milling and End Use Quality of Montana Wheat John Martin – Montana State University - Bozeman $139,260 Final report approved: March 2011

Cancer Treatment Depth Efficacy Studies Using the Transplantable Rabbit VX2 Carcinoma Jean Starkey – Montana State University - Bozeman $60,000 Final report approved: November 2010

Development of Bismuth-thiol Based Therapeutic Agents for Treating Chronic Wounds Philip Stewart – Montana State University $100,470 Final report approved: December 2009

Heat-Tolerant Spring Wheat for Montana Luther Talbert – Montana State University - Bozeman $150,000 Final report approved: February 2011

WiMAX-Based Relay Node with Smart Adaptive Antennas for Mesh Networking Jian Tang – Montana State University – Bozeman $236,880 Final report approved: December 2010

Control of Microbial Processes for Enhanced Water Treatment using Floating Island Treatment Systems Alfred Cunningham – Montana State University $250,316 Final report approved: October 2010

MEMS Variable Focus Lens: Technology Development for Commercial Applications in Medical Imaging and Consumer Electronics David Dickensheets – Montana State University - Bozeman $150,000 Final report approved: April 2011

Research Support for Standardizing a Comprehensive Biofilm Efficacy Test System Darla Goeres – Montana State University - Bozeman $133,970 Final report approved: November 2009

New Fluorescent Biosensors for Drug Discovery Anne Marie Quinn – Montana Molecular LLC - Bozeman $75,000 Final report approved: November 2009

Resource Assessment of Deep Coals in Eastern Montana: Potential Targets for Commercialization by In-Situ Gasification Jay Gunderson – Montana Bureau of Mines – Billings/Butte $149,334 Final report approved: December 2010

Developing Laboratory Applications for Inhibitors of Fungal Morphogenesis Kurt Toenjes – Montana State University Billings $250,397 Final report approved: August 2010

Development of Germination Technique for Carex, Scirpus, and Eleocharis Species Tim Meikle – Great Bear Restoration - Hamilton $39,324 Final report approved: September 2009

Preclinical Development of a Low Dose Methamphetamine as a Neuroprotective Agent Following Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury David Poulsen – University of Montana - Missoula $202,790 Final report approved: September 2010

Research and Commercialization of the SepticNET™ Nutrient Removal Technology Steven Anderson – Water & Environmental Technologies $187,038 Final report approved: October 2009 Addendum to Final report approved: April 2010

Enhancement of Montana Coal to Support Future Expansion Sodium Removal Technology Development Jay McCloskey – Montana Tech - Butte $105,000 Final report approved: May 2012

Commercialization of Low Vibration Cryocooler Technology Peter Sellin – S2 Corporation - Bozeman $116,075 Final report approved: October 2009

Commercialization of Clean Coal Production of Methane and Humic Acid: Stage I Coal Black Liquids LLC Paul Gatzemeier/Tom Rossetto $415,000 Final report approved: October 2010
 

2008

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A Proposal to Develop a Non-Invasive Clinical Device that is Effective in Clearing Persistent Infections in Prosthetic Knee Implants Bruce McLeod - Montana State University – Bozeman $146,484 Final report approved: November 2009

Enhancement of Applied/Translational Research in Biomedicine Richard Bridges – University of Montana - Missoula $450,000 Final report approved: September 2010

Developing a High-Power, Fiber Coupled, Electro-Optic Amplitude Modulator William Suckow – AdvR, Inc. – Bozeman $146,348 Final report approved: September 2008

Precision Absorbance Colorimetric Sensor (PACS) Jim Beck – Sunburst Sensors - Missoula $147,310 Final report approved: January 2010

Research on Native Grass Seed Morphology to Guide Development of Core Technologies of the Arbuckle Native Seedster Lee Arbuckle – Arbuckle Ranch, Inc./Native Seedsters, Inc. - Billings $30,644 Final report approved: January 2009

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation of Adelos System Alex Philp – TerraEchos - Missoula $400,000 Final report approved: September 2009

A New Approach to Discovering Biomarkers for Health and Disease Diagnosis in the Peptidome Using Zdyes Edward Dratz – Montana State University - Bozeman $200,000 Final report approved: December 2010

Zero Voltage Switching Research Gene Kuntz – ILX Lightwave Corporation - Bozeman $159,673 Final report approved: October 2009

S2 Material Based Frequency Stable Laser (S2-FSL) Technology Development for Coherent Optical Communications Kristian D. Merkel – S2 Corporation - Bozeman $250,037 Final report approved: December 2008

Innovative Commercialization Strategies for Clean Coal and Geologic Carbon Sequestration in Montana David Bowen/John Talbott – Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership – MSU $156,753 Final report approved: May 2011

Durum with Low-Cadmium Uptake for Production in Montana Joyce Eckhoff – MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center – Bozeman/Sidney $54,000 Final report approved: May 2010

Image-Guided Photodynamic Therapy to Sanitize Breast Cancer Draining Lymph Nodes Jean Starkey – Montana State University - Bozeman $118,500 Final report approved: October 2009

Genetically Engineered Biophotonic Nanoprobes for Two-Photon Microscopy 21 Mikhail Drobizhev – Montana State University - Bozeman $99,200 Final report approved: February 2009

Identifying Genes Conferring Enhanced Cellulosic Ethanol Production Potential for Barley Straw and Forage Victoria Carollo – Montana State University – Bozeman $68,200 Final report approved: October 2008

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Deployment of Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometers for Noxious Weed Mapping and Carbon Sequestration Site Monitoring Kevin Repasky – Montana State University – Bozeman $136,890 Final report approved: January 2010

Broadband Direct Digital Conversion with Spatial Spectral Holographic Technology W. Randall Babbitt – Montana State University – Bozeman $149,478 Final report approved: April 2009

Collaborative Research Applications of Innovative Protein Fluorescence Lifetime Spectrometer Gregory Gillispie – Fluorescence Innovations, Inc. – Bozeman $375,000 Final report approved: April 2010

Development of a Universal Kinase Assay for Ultra High-Throughput Screening in Drug Discovery Gregory Gillispie – Fluorescence Innovations, Inc. – Bozeman $105,000 Final report approved: July 2009

Sonographic Analysis for Rapid Detection of Varroa Mites and Other Pathologies without Opening the Beehive Robert Seccomb – Bee Alert Technology, Inc. - Missoula $80,000 Final report approved: November 2009

Conduct and Complete Research and Development of a Novel and Sustainable Technology for Making Cellulosic Biobutanol Manfred Biermann – Resodyn Corporation - Butte $405,000 Final report approved: June 2009

Design of Ultra High Pressure Water Jet Cutting Pump Richard P. Donovan – Montana Tech of The University of Montana - Missoula $198,476 Final report approved: January 2010

Preclinical Development of Low Dose Methamphetamine as a Neuroprotective David Poulsen – Montana Neuroscience Institute–University of Montana – Missoula $141,236 Final report approved: December 2008

Second Stage Field Clinical Trials & Bringing to Market of a Natural OTC (“Kre-Celazine”) to Treat Chronic Inflammation Jeff Golini – All American Pharmaceutical - Billings $139,763 Final report approved: July 2008

 

2007

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Immobilized Metal Polyamine Composites (IMPACS) for Removal and Recovery of Negatively Charged Species from Contaminated Waters and Mine Leaches Edward Rosenberg $217,459 Final report approved: September 2008

Montana Infrastructure via Science and Technology Enhanced Partnerships – INSTEP (NSF EPSCoR) Charles Thompson $750,000 Final report approved: May 2008

Evaluation of Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production and Quality in Montana Jerald W. Bergman $75,000 Final report approved: September 2009

NeuroSys Innovative Computer Software for Rapid Database Generation Gwen Jacobs $400,000 Final report approved: January 2009

Smart Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communications in Rural and Sparsley Populated Areas Yikun Huang $199,431 Final report approved: October 2009

New Red Laser-Excited Fluorescent Dyes for Ultrasensitive Multiplex Detection in Proteomics and Diagnostics Edward A. Dratz $50,000 Final report approved: April 2008

Demineralized Bone Matrix Putty for Transplantation Gregory A. Juda – Bacterin International, Inc. - Belgrade $165,974 Final report approved: February 2008

High-Performance Biobased Motor Oils from Vegetable Oil Estolides Brett Earl – Peaks & Prairies - Malta $170,000 Final report approved: September 2009

Research Support for the Development and Manufacturing of a Rapid Biofilm Analysis Test Kit Darla Goeres – Center for Biofilm Engineering – Montana State University - Bozeman $151,250 Final report approved: February 2009

Enhancement of Applied/Translational Research in Biomedicine Richard Bridges – University of Montana - Missoula $67,880 Final report approved: October 2007

Development of a Novel, Nanoparticle Vaccine Adjuvant Jon Nagy, Ph.D., NanoValent Pharmaceuticals $274,000 Final report approved: August 2008

2006

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Montana Value Added Small Grain Safflower for Vegetable Oil-Based Lubricants Jerry Bergman – MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center – Sidney/Bozeman $75,000 Final report approved: January 2008

Camelina Sativa: A Low-Input Oil Crop for Omega-3 Culinary Oil and Animal Feeds Alice Pilgeram – Montana State University - Bozeman $173,500 Final report approved: July 2009

Development of Advanced Materials for Optoelectronics and Optical Communication Technologies Galina Malovichko – Montana State University - Bozeman $180,000 Final report approved: October 2007

Feeding Barley Beta-Glucans to Stimulate the Immune System of Calves J. P. G. Bowman – Montana State University – Bozeman $68,107 Final report approved: December 2007

Optical Fiber Communications using Electro-optic Transducers Richard Wolff – Montana State University - Bozeman $198,040 Final report approved: October 2007

Accelerated Development of Two-Gene Imidazolinone-Tolerant Wheat Varieties for Montana Luther Talbert - Montana State University - Bozeman $150,000 Final report approved: February 2008

A New Weapon for Reducing Sawfly Damage in Montana Wheat Fields David Weaver – Montana State University - Bozeman $230,000 Final report approved: July 2010

A User Grant Program for the Montana Microfabrication Facility David Dickensheets – Montana State University - Bozeman $64,000 Final report approved December 2010

Functional Analysis of Genes Controlling Malting Barley Grain Protein Concentration Andreas Fischer - Montana State University – Bozeman $174,340 Final report approved: March 2009

Advancing Malting and Feed Quality in Barley Mike Giroux – Montana State University – Bozeman $234,000 Final report approved: September 2008

Commercialization of BmJ as a Broad Spectrum Microbial Disease Control Agent Barry Jacobsen – Montana State University - Bozeman $118,900 Final report approved: March 2007

Biomimetic Floating Islands that Maximize Plant and Microbial Synergistic Relationships to Revitalize Degraded Fisheries, Wildlife Habitats, and Human Water Resources Frank Stewart – Floating Island International – Bozeman $310,292 Final report approved: December 2007

Research and Development of a Hydraulic Fluid from Montana Grown Oil Seed Crops Paul Miller/ David Tooke $100,000 Final report approved: May 2008

Commercialization of Miniature Lasers Evolving from Research and Development to Production Christopher Palassis – AdvR, Inc. - Bozeman $250,367 Final report approved: September 2007

Commercialization of BmJ as a Broad Spectrum Microbial Disease Control Agent W. Randall Babbitt – Montana State University - Bozeman $89,025 Final report approved: March 2007

Innovative Manufacturing Techniques for Polysaccharide-Protein Conjugate Vaccines EndoBiologics Incorporated - Missoula $250,000 Final report approved: April 2007

Discovering Anti-TSE Agents Timothy L. Nagel – BioPred – Bozeman $400,000 Final report approved: October 2007

Noninvasive Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer Using Two-Photon Photodynamic Therapy Charles W. Spangler – MPA Technologies, Inc. - Bozeman $240,000 Final report approved: March 2008

Development of a Novel Tissue Valve for Surgical Replacement of Diseased Aortic and Pulmonary Valves Carols Duran/James Maxwell – International Heart Institute of Montana - Missoula $166,792 Final report approved: April 2009

Technology to Complete Program for Market Launch of Innovative Native Seed Harvester Lee Arbuckle – Arbuckle Ranch, Inc. - Billings $66,850 Final report approved: June 2007

Development of Fluorescent Detection Technology for Proteomics Don Thorne – Zdye, Inc. – Gallatin Gateway $371,250 Final report approved: October 2007

Developing and Testing of a Metallic Filter to Remove Mercury from Gas Streams Kumar Ganesan – Montana Tech – Butte $77,350 Final report approved: December 2007

Development of Disposable and Reusable Acoustic Bioreactors Todd McAdams – Resodyn - Butte $350,000 Final report approved: August 2009
 

2005

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Commercialization of BmJ as a Broad Spectrum Microbial Disease Control Agent Barry Jacobsen – Montana State University - Bozeman $104,400 Final report approved: September 2005

Imaging Studies to Test the Efficacy of Targeted Multi-Photon Photodynamic Therapy for the Noninvasive Treatment of Cancerous Tumors Jean Starkey – Montana State University - Bozeman $160,263 Final report approved: April 2006

New Fluorescent Dyes for Ultrasensitive Multiplex Detection in Proteomics, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Edward Dratz – Montana State University - Bozeman $300,000 Final report approved: January 2007

Commercialization of Enhanced Plant Protein for Aquaculture Diets: Production Scale Up and Trout Growth Studies Clifford Bradley – Montana Microbial Products – Missoula $122,000 Final report approved: April 2007

A Commercial Software Package to Develop Fuel Maps from High-Resolution, Remotely Sensed Data Robert Crabtree – Yellowstone Ecological Research Center - Bozeman $ 86,933 Final report approved: April 2006

Nontoxic, Alkaline Sulfide Lixiviants for Recovering Gold from Montana Orebodies Corby G. Anderson – Montana Tech - Butte $125,350 Final report approved: January 2008

Potential Health Applications of Sugar Beet Fiber Howard Knapp - Billings Deaconess Clinic Research Center - Billings $407,429 Final report approved: July 2008

Development of a Nerve Stimulation System for Clinical Use in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management Philip C. Cory – Nervonix, Inc. - Bozeman $115,000 Final report approved: June 2006

Enhancement of Applied Research in Biomedicine Richard Bridges, University of Montana, Missoula $375,000 Final report approved: September 2007
 

2004

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Advanced Materials for Metal Processing, Recovery and Remediation Edward Rosenberg, University of Montana Final report approved May 2006

Deployment of a Real-Time Coal Content/Ore Grade (C2OG) Sensor Rand Swanson, Resonon, Inc. $88,578 Final report approved April 2005

Montana Infrastructure via Science and Technology Enhanced Partnerships – INSTEP Charles Thompson, University of Montana/Montana State University $3,000,000 Final report approved November 2006

Functional Analysis of Genes Controlling Malting Barley Grain Protein Concentration Andreas Fischer, Montana State University, Bozeman Final report approved October 2006 $176,801

Development of New Products for the Field Detection of Bioterrorism Pathogens Brenda Spangler, SensoPath Technologies $118,500 Final report approved November 2004

Developing Improved Hay Barley Varieties for Montana Lisa Surber, Montana State University, Bozeman $66,232 Final report approved September 2008

Value-Added Crops for Irrigated and Dryland Production in Montana Joyce Eckhoff, Montana State University, Bozeman/Sidney $150,000 Final report approved October 2006

Two-Photon Volumetric Re-Writable Optical Memory Material Mikhail Drobizhev – Montana State University – Bozeman $120,000 Final report approved July 2006

Accelerated Development of Solid-Stemmed Wheat Varieties Luther Talbert – Montana State University - Bozeman $150,000 Final report approved April 2006

Research Support for the Manufacturing and Marketing of the Drip Flow Biofilm Reactor Darla Goeres $146,606 – Montana State University – Bozeman

Biological Treatment of Animal Wastes by Endophytic Fungi and “Mycofumigation” Gary Strobel - Montana State University – Bozeman $300,000 Final Report approved October 2007

Biologically-Based Products for Management of the Wheat Stem Sawfly Wendell Morrill - Montana State University – Bozeman $145,000 Final Report approved October 2006

Development of a Novel Tissue Valve for Replacement of Diseased Aortic, Pulmonary, and Vein Valves Carlos Duran/Matt Maxwell – International Heart Institute of Montana Foundation – Missoula $226,040 Final Report approved April 2009

Optimizing KTP Waveguide Performance for Precise Optical Characteristics Elizabeth Noonan – AdvR, Inc. – Bozeman $209,717 Final Report approved May 2006

Transient RF Signals Processors for Pulse Shaping and Arbitrary Waveform Generation Wm. Randall Babbitt – Montana State University - Bozeman $45,278 Final report approved August 2005

2003

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Increasing Yield and Management Options for Producers who Traditionally Plant Barley Acres for Grain or Forage Production Darrin Boss, MSU, Bozeman Year 1 - $27,375; Year 2 - $19,951 Final report approved August 2006

Spatial Spectral Coherent Holographic Integrating Processor – S2 _CHIP: Device characterization, performance evaluation and optimization Wm. Randall Babbitt, MSU, Bozeman $149,420 Final report approved January 2005

Development of Synthetic Seeds for the Mint and Potato Industries of Montana Duane Johnson – MSU Year 1 - $65,800; Year 2 - $34,660 award withdrawn by Board Final Report for year 1 accepted October 2005

Development of an Oxygen-Consuming Biological Barrier to Prevent Oxidation of Pyritic Mine Tailings

A.B. Cunningham – Center for Biofilm Engineering – MSU – Bozeman Year 1 - $64,924; Year 2 - $64,924 Final report approved: January 2005

Montana’s NSF-EPSCoR Infrastructure Grant: “Cross Sectional Partnership Building for the Future” Mark Young – MSU/UM Year 1 - $1,505,429 Final report approved: January 2005

Determination of Nerve Depth Through 3D Mathematical Modeling Philip Cory – Nervonix, Inc. – Bozeman Year 1 - $79,005; Year 2 - $77,345 Final report approved: January 2005

Establish Research in the Biogeochemistry and Biological Effects of Toxic Metals from Historic Mining Activities Kumar Ganesan – Montana Tech, Butte Final report approved May 2006

 

2002

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Advanced Materials for Metal Processing, Recovery and Remediation Edward Rosenberg, University of Montana, Missoula $180,307 Final report approved: August 2004

Biological Decontamination of Human Wastes by “Mycofumigation” Gary Strobel, Montana State University $265,520 Final report approved: August 2004

Material Processing for Optimizing the Performance of an Embedded Bragg Grating Philip Battle, AdvR, Inc., Bozeman $200,000 Final report approved: March 2004

Improving Productivity and Value of Wheat for Montana Michael Giroux, Montana State University, $300,000 Final report approved:  September 2004

Weed-Resistant Small Grain Varieties for Montana Robert Stougaard, Northwestern Agricultural  Research Center, Montana State University $194,352 Final report approved: March 2004

Conversion of Coal Bed Methane Waste Water to a Beneficial Water Resource: Strengthening Southeast Montana’s Forage and Livestock Industry using Phytoremediation James Bauder – Montana State University - $330,046 Final report approved June 2006

Lasers Stabilized to Spectral Holes in Rare Earth Doped Crystals Rufus Cone - $200,000 Final report approved February 2006

Value-Added Crop Development for Irrigated and Dryland Production in Eastern Montana Joyce Eckhoff, Eastern Agricultural Research Station, Montana State University $150,000 Final report approved: May 2004

High-Value Crop Research and Demonstration Projects to Promote Irrigation Development in Eastern Montana  Jerry Bergman, Eastern Agricultural Research Station, Montana State University $150,000 Final report approved: May 2004

Specialty Mushroom Farming in Montana: New Technology, New Agricultural Products, Economic Diversification, Adding Value to Agricultural Wastes – Cathy Cripps, Montana State University $149,420 Final report approved: February 2005

Novel and Sustainable Technology for Pulping of Agricultural By-Products in Montana Richard Talley/Richard Williams - $500,000 Final report approved February 2006

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Starved Bacteria Randy Hiebert, MSE Technology Applications, Inc., Butte Year 1 - $141,685 Final report approved August 2006

Ultraclean Transportation Fuels Technology: A Sorbent-Based Approach Douglas Rosholt, MSE Technology Applications, Inc., Butte Year 1 - $35,331 Final report approved November 2003

PCAP Spray Forming of Invar – Ronald Glovan, MSE Technology Applications, Inc., Butte Year 1 - $21,723 Final report approved November 2003

Montana’s NSF EPSCoR Infrastructure 2001: Cross-Sectional Partnership Building for the Future – Mark Young, MSU/UM Year 1 - $1,505,604 Final report approved January 2005

Investigation of Electron Transfer Based Photonic and Electro-Optic Materials and Devices – Jerry Bromenshenk, University of Montana, Missoula Year 1 - $200,000; Year 2 - $200,000 Final report approved December 2004

Enhancement of Applied Research in Biomedical Technology Richard Bridges - $400,000 Final report approved February 2006

 

2001

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Indian Ricegrass: A Value-Added Perennial Crop for Montana Growers – David Sands – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $122,800; Year 2 - $82,500 Final Report approved November 2003

Market Opportunities and Strategic Directions for Specialty Herbs and Essential Oil Crops in Montana – Nancy Callan – Western Agriculture Research Center/Corvallis, MSU Bozeman - $114,000 Final Report approved February 2003

Research, Education and Technology Transfer in Plant Sciences – Luther Talbert – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $75,000; Year 2 - $75,000 Final report approved November 2003

Novel Tools for Wheat Stem Sawfly Management – Wendell Morrill – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $121,931; Year 2 - $121,931 Final report approved November 2003

Discovering Important Genes and Deploying New Feed Barley Varieties – Thomas Blake – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $55,000; Year 2 - $55,000 Final report approved November 2003

Analysis of Mouse and Human Tramdorin Genes – John Bermingham – McLaughlin Research Institute – Great Falls Year 1 - $84,262; Year 2 - $92,539 Final Report approved February 2004

Microbiological Process Research for the Commercialization of Subsurface Biofilm Barrier Technology – Alfred Cunningham – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $65,765; Year 2 - $65,765 Final report approved November 2003

Enhancement of Biomedical Research in Montana – Richard Bridges – University of Montana Missoula Year 1 - $100,000; Year 2 - $100,000 Final report approved July 2004

Non-Structural Adhesives Requiring No Volatile Organic Compounds – Gill Geesey – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $40,000; Year 2 - $60,000 Final report approved November 2003 Update received May 2004

Research Support for the Manufacturing and Marketing of the Suspended Coupon Biofilm Reactor – Martin Hamilton – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 – $71,050; Year 2 - $71,050 Final report approved November 2003

Vaccines for Livestock E. coli Diseases: Scours and O157:H7 David Pascual, Montana State University, $400,000 Final Report approved September 2004

Development of a Novel Cancer Bio-Imaging and Therapeutic Delivery System Mark Young, Montana State University, $300,000 Final Report approved July 2004

A Real-Time Coal Content/Ore Grade (C2OG) Sensor Tom Moon, Montana Tech, $226,569 Report to Board Final Report approved May 2004

A Programmable Frequency Chirped External Cavity Diode Laser-Based on KTP Waveguides Kevin Repasky, MSU Bozeman - $119,056 Final Report approved January 2004

Design and Synthesis of Near-Infrared Optical Power Limiters Charles W. Spangler, MSU Bozeman - $106,000 Final Report approved February 2003

Commercialization of Instruments for Autonomous Measurements of Carbon Dioxide and pH for Research and Industrial Applications Michael DeDegrandpre – University of Montana - $60,000 Final Report approved March 2003

Optical Control Transient Processing of RF Signals William Randall Babbitt – MSU Bozeman - $7,810 Final Report approved February 2003

Investigation of Non-Linear Optical Properties and Performance of Organometallic Chromophores with Applications to Optical Limiting for Protection Against Lasers – Lee Spangler - Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $82,500; Year 2 - $82,500 Final report approved December 2004

High Performance Spectral Data Storage System – Alan Craig – Montana State University Bozeman Year 1 - $209,866; Year 2 - $216,706 Final report approved November 2003


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