NH businesses get grants to work with colleges

February 14, 2017 – Union Leader

DURHAM — CairnSurgical and RyTek Medical received Granite State Technology Innovation Grants in the latest round of funding from the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, a state program administered by the University of New Hampshire.

Turbocam Energy Solutions and HALO Maritime Defense Systems Inc. received grants in a previous round of funding that was awarded in July, UNH said Monday.

The funding enables the companies to collaborate with New Hampshire-based colleges and universities to help turn research, conceptualization and product development into economic assets. Companies are required to provide matching dollars or services.

CairnSurgical LLC, located in Hanover, is developing an MRI-derived surgical guidance device, the Breast Cancer Locator, to improve the accuracy of breast conserving surgery. The company will collaborate with Dartmouth College researchers.

RyTek Medical, of Lebanon, will collaborate with Dartmouth College researchers to explore bioimpedance sensing as a method by which intracranial pathology can be used to safely and continuously monitor patients with traumatic brain injury.

The Seacoast’s Turbocam Energy Solutions will collaborate with UNH to evaluate the possibility of replacing the traditional technology of metal casting by introducing a new technology called direct metal laser sintering.

The company will work with UNH researchers to ensure the performance of the parts it makes with the new technology for its aerospace, industrial, and automotive customers continues to satisfy all performance and certification criteria.

HALO Maritime Defense Systems, a Newton engineering company specializing in the protection of naval bases, ports, nuclear power facilities, bridges, refineries, and other assets from terrorist attacks, will collaborate with UNH faculty to produce a simulation-based design tool to predict strength and the hydrodynamic performance of marine anti-terrorism barriers, their components, and mooring systems under various environmental loading conditions and service regimes.

For more information, visit http://www.nhirc.unh.edu/

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