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Detecting an Unprecedented Range of Potentially Harmful Airborne Compounds

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.

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XploSafe Wins $750K Phase II NASA SBIR Research Contract

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.

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SBIR/STTR Success Stories posted by the Small Business Administration (SBA)

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.

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Innovations Carry Stillwater’s XploSafe Beyond Explosive Detection

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

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EPA Awards Stillwater Company, XploSafe, $300,000 in Funding

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

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XploSafe Wins Phase I NASA SBIR Research Contract

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

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Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Breaks Ground on Industrial Park

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

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XploSafe gets $1 million DHP contract

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

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USSOCOM Live Virtual Event a Success

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

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Detecting Potential

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

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OSU Spin-out Named One of Oklahoma’s Most Promising New Ventures

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

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New Nanomaterial Detects and Neutralizes Explosives

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

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Explosives-Detecting Ink Could Help Ground Terrorists

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

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Metallic Oxide Nanoparticles Render Explosives Harmless

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

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From Blue to Clear: Nanoparticle Spray Finds Liquid Explosives Fast

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 &

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From Blue to Clear: Nanoparticle Spray Finds Liquid Explosives Fast

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 &

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Spray-on Nanomaterial Can Neutralize IEDs

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

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New Nanomaterial can Detect and Neutralize Explosives

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 241st National Meeting & Exposition

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Spray-on Material Detects and Disarms Explosives

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

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Sayonara Shoe Bombs? New Nanomaterial Exposes Peroxide Explosives

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

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New Nanomaterial Can Detect and Neutralize Explosives

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

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New Nanomaterial Could Detect, Neutralize Explosives

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

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New Bomb-Detecting Ink Could Thwart Terrorists

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

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OCAST Board Approves 13 Projects

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

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OSU Team Defuses Punch of Explosives

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

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Former OSU Student Makes Professors Research His Business

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

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Making Most of Podium Time

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

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