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January 14, 2008 at 3:12 PM

Eight companies get Washington Technology Center grants

The state economic development group announced the recipients of eight research and technology grants totaling $528,978. It expects the grants to generate more than 400 jobs.

It’s also taking applications for the spring round of grants; notices of intent are due by March 20.

Here’s the list of recipients, pulled straight from the release:

ATS Intelligent Discovery, a Silverdale-based provider of intelligent search software and services, is working with Associate Professor Krishnamoorthy Sivakumar of Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to develop a graphical database mining platform for improved data analysis and discovery. Research and technology development funding to WSU: $43,368.

Columbia PhytoTechnology, a nutritional ingredients venture located in Carson, Wash., is working with researcher Dr. Kerry Ringer of the Washington State University, Prosser Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center to develop a dehydration technology for nutraceutical and food ingredients. Research and technology development funding to WSU: $45,334.

Efficere Technologies, a creator of patented technology for high-performance electronics located in Vancouver, Wash., has teamed with researcher Xiaolin “Linda” Chen of Washington State University Vancouver’s School of Engineering and Computer Science to develop a software toolset that improves the electronic systems design process. Research and technology development funding to WSU Vancouver: $24,788.

Greenwood Technologies, a Bellevue company that manufactures a clean-burning wood furnace, is working with John Kramlich, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, to develop a low-emission combustion system that meets strict environmental standards. Research and technology dvelopment funding to UW: $72,988.

Infometrix, a Bothell-based developer of scientific software, is teamed with Professor James Callis of the University of Washington Department of Chemistry to develop software for improved process monitoring technology. Research and technology dvelopment funding to UW: $100,000.

Insilicos, a developer of life science software, is working with Dr. Tomas Vaisar, research assistant professor of mdicine at the University of Washington, to develop a novel diagnostic test for heart disease. Research and technology development funding to UW: $100,000.

nLight Photonics, a manufacturer of high-power laser diode-based products located in Vancouver, Wash., is teamed with WSU Vancouver’s School of Engineering and Computer Science to improve the cooling of their products. Research and technology development funding to WSU Vancouver: $42,500.

Omeros Corp., a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company, is working with Drs. Suzie Pun and Xingde Li, researchers in the University of Washington’s Department of Bioengineering, to develop a new drug delivery platform for applications in cancer imaging. Research and technology development funding to UW: $100,000.

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