Snapdragon Chemistry is pleased to announce we have been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the development of an electrochemical method for the manufacture of chemicals of interest to pharmaceutical, agricultural and fine chemical producers (Award #1645765). This SBIR Phase I project is aimed at the development of an electrochemically-mediated reaction using flow chemistry as practical, safe and sustainable means of replacing hazardous and environmentally damaging catalysts and reagents in the manufacture of high-value chemicals and materials.
Matthew Bio (Snapdragon Chemistry CEO) notes, “We are very happy and thankful for the recognition by the NSF of both the potential of direct electrochemical methods for synthesis and the need for the development of new methods and devices for flow chemistry. Flow is clearly an enabling technology for electrochemistry and Snapdragon’s expertise makes us uniquely positioned to develop practical electrochemical flow processes.” Co-founder Professor Tim Jamison noted “We appreciate the support of the SBIR program and are excited by the opportunity to expand Snapdragon’s research in flow electrochemistry.”
The NSF SBIR program is highly competitive. The grants available through this program help initiate and facilitate small businesses in the U.S. to undertake research and development of highly speculative technologies that have significant commercial potential if successful. This selective program helps small technology businesses like Snapdragon Chemistry realize innovation goals and engenders entrepreneurship facilitating the delivery of high-tech products and growing the companies of tomorrow.