APMT Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

APMT_Logo_300dpi_3inAdvanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT) was awarded a grant of $149,985 from the National Science Foundation for support of the project entitled, “SBIR Phase I: High Throughput Static Light Scattering Platform for Monitoring of Aggregation and Stability of Protein Solutions.”

The grant was effective July 1st and the project will last six months. Michael Drenski, CTO, will serve as the PI on the project that will demonstrate feasibility of the SMSLS technology as a high-throughput tool for characterization of protein aggregation.

Application areas of the technology include: pharmaceutical and biotechnology protein formulation, natural product testing, and possible oil remediation for testing oil encapsulation.

The innovative startup develops, manufactures and distributes customized products and services for the real time monitoring and control of polymer reactions for all types of polymer producers seeking to optimize their manufacturing processes and improve product quality.

APMT Co-founder Professor Wayne Reed began his research in the polymer field in 1985. In 2007, the Tulane Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC) was founded. And in March of 2012, APMT was founded by Alex Reed (CEO), Michael Drenski (CTO), Prof. Wayne F. Reed (CSO) and Dr. Bill Bottoms (Chairman) to commercialize Professor Reed’s patents.

Their mission is to play an enabling role in the polymeric materials industry of the 21st century by developing new technology for monitoring and control of polymer reactions to reduce cost, improve quality and reduce the environmental footprint of the polymer industry.