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XploSafe Wins $100K NASA Phase I SBIR Contract Project Title – Nanoporous Materials to Provide CO2 and Humidity Control for the xEMU with Minimal Power Requirements and Low Volume and Mass Stillwater, OK – 09 August 2022 – NASA’s Artemis missions are poised to take the next grand step in
ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2021 — Many of the products we encounter daily — from deodorant to pesticides to paint — release molecules that drift through the air. Breathing in enough of the wrong ones can cause serious and potentially long-term health problems. However, it can be hard to estimate exposure because current devices are limited in what they can detect. Today, researchers report development of a new personal air-sampling system that can detect an unprecedented range of these compounds from a special badge or pen attached to someone’s shirt or placed in a pocket.
Stillwater, OK – 19 August 2021 – XploSafe announced today that it has been awarded a $750,000 Phase II SBIR contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to advance the development of vacuum-regenerable sorbents for the next-generation of American spacesuits over the next two years.
“… the nation’s most prestigious award program for green chemistry innovations…”
XploSafe has successfully commercialized 13 products across three product lines, including a real-time
on-site detection kit for primary
improvised explosive compounds.
The XploSens product line is listed
as an approved technology and has
obtained SAFETY ACT designation
of a “Qualified Antiterrorist Technology” (QATT) by the Department
of Homeland Security.
STILLWATER — A sample mixer rotates slowly in a tiny laboratory at Stillwater’s XploSafe LLC, turning small vials filled with novel materials that are part of ongoing research and development. It’s the latest iteration of some amazing Oklahoma innovation. Launched less than a decade ago as a concept to provide
Provided The XploSafe team, from left: Dr. Allen Apblett (President of XploSafe & Professor of Chemistry at OSU), Shoaib Shaikh (Financial Operations Manager of XploSafe), Dr. Nick Materer (Chief Scientific Officer of XploSafe & Dept. Chair for Chemistry at OSU). Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $1.8 million in
XploSafe announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop specialized air filtration units for the next-generation of American space suits. These filtration units will help keep the space suit’s internal air-flow free of any toxic, trace
Previous Next As the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce expands its role in economic development, a large part of that is recruiting companies to do business in Stillwater. The Chamber took a big step forward Friday by breaking ground on an industrial park located just south of Airport Road and east
Stillwater, OK — A company specializing in explosives detection is well on its way to demonstrating how its science also can tackle an ongoing sewage-based nitrogen and phosphorous environmental hazard that plagues ponds, lakes, streams and even the Gulf of Mexico. XploSafe is among six small businesses that will share
A Stillwater-based company is getting rewarded for its work with chemicals and chemical safety. XploSafe was awarded a $1 million contract from the Department of Defense Health Program to “advance the development of chemical vapor sampling technology that documents Individual Longitudinal Exposure Records for service members in the form of
This article has been modified to remove links that are no longer relevant/valid The live virtual panel discussion, “Successful Entrepreneurs from Rural States Talk about Growing an Advanced Technology Firm,” was a great success – facilitating an energetic and in-depth discussion amongst panelists and over 100 interested attendees. This discussion
Courtesy of The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A last-minute reauthorization of the $2.5 billion federal Small Business Innovation Research program means the difference to companies like XploSafe between dying in their concept phase or being able to grow and add several highly trained employees, Shaikh Shoaib said. The Stillwater-based
An Oklahoma State University spin-out company, XploSafe, was recently named one of Oklahoma’s Most Promising New Ventures by the Oklahoma Venture Forum, a group dedicated to fostering the growth of new and existing business ventures in Oklahoma. The award recognizes the achievements of successful new Oklahoma companies and is designed
CNET News: If a group of scientists can get their project off the ground, there’s a chance U.S. air travelers may one day be able to bring aboard more liquids in their carry-on luggage again. The team, led by Oklahoma State University chemistry professor Allen Apblett, has come up with
Summary Scientists describe development and successful initialtests of a spray-on material that both detects andrenders harmless the genre of terrorist explosivesresponsible for government restrictions on liquids thatcan be carried onboard airliners. They reported onthe new ink-like explosive detector/neutralizer at the241st National Meeting & Exposition of the AmericanChemical Society. “This stuff
The scientists at the American Chemical Society (ACS) have come up with a nanomaterial that can be sprayed on surfaces to detect and simultaneously neutralize explosives. This new material was unveiled at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS. The nanomaterial is in the form of an ink
A new spray-on material that detects and neutralizes explosives commonly used by terrorists could lift government restrictions on liquids carried aboard airliners. The material is an ink-like substance made of tiny metallic oxide nanoparticles that changes color, from dark blue to pale yellow or clear, in the presence of peroxide-based
A research team at the Oklahoma State University has developed and tested a spray-on material that can identify and make explosives that are carried on aircraft harmless. The detector and neutralizer that resemble ink were recently unveiled at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held
Scientists this week described development and successful initial tests of a spray-on material that both detects and renders harmless the genre of terrorist explosives responsible for government restrictions on liquids that can be carried onboard airliners. They reported on the new ink-like explosive detector/neutralizer at the 241st National Meeting &
It sounds too good to be true – but US scientists have developed a substance that they say can be sprayed onto suspected explosives to detect and completely neutralize them. “This stuff is going to be used anywhere terrorist explosives are used, including battlefields, airports, and subways,” says study leader
The newest member to the explosives-detecting family doesn’t come in the form of another high-tech electronic device that will begin beeping like mad when it happens to chance upon a bomb. No, this one actually comes in a spray bottle and is easy to bring along to the field. Introducing Xplosafe’s
A US chemist at Oklahoma State University has developed a spray-on material that detects explosives made from peroxides and renders them harmless. The material is a type of ink that contains nanoparticles of a compound of molybdenum. The ink changes colour, from dark blue to pale yellow or clear, in
A breakthrough nanotech material has two properties that will appeal to forces facing IED bombers as well as airport security types: It rapidly changes color if exposed to peroxide-based explosives (like the shoe bomber had) and can actually neutralize them too. The invention has been perfected by Allen Apblett of Oklahoma State University, and
ANAHEIM, March 31, 2011 — Scientists today described development and successful initial tests of a spray-on material that both detects and renders harmless the genre of terrorist explosives responsible for government restrictions on liquids that can be carried onboard airliners. They reported on the new ink-like explosive detector/neutralizer at the
If a group of scientists can get their project off the ground, there’s a chance U.S. air travelers may one day be able to bring aboard more liquids in their carry-on luggage again. The team, led by Oklahoma State University chemistry professor Allen Apblett, has come up with what it
Restrictions on the amount of liquid allowed on airplanes departing from the United States could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new material that can detect small amounts of an explosive commonly used by terrorists. Made of tiny metal-oxide particles mixed into an ink, the new material
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) this week awarded $1.9 million to 13 research applicants who are required to match the funding dollar for dollar. The research and development projects will be completed within the next three years. External peer reviewers evaluate the applied research
Oklahoma State University chemistry professors and research scientists Allen Apblett, left, and Nick Materer work in an OSU lab. The two developed technology behind XploSafe’s explosive-detecting products. Photo provided XploSafe STILLWATER — A new weapon to improve national security and safety in laboratories working with explosive chemicals has been created
Shoaib Shaikh’s cubicle in Oklahoma State University’s Riata Center for Entrepreneurship is tiny, but his business plans are huge. Shaikh is co-founder and chief executive officer of Xplosafe, L.L.C., a company developing the commercial promise of two Oklahoma State University professors research into bomb detection and defusing. It all started
Courtesy of The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Ten minutes. Just 600 seconds, and nothing more. It’s perhaps one of the most difficult periods to manage when you’re trying to get a business off the ground, said Joe Wayman, president of ENB Science LLC. “I want to talk and talk