SANTA ANA, Calif., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AquaStar Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RPPR) is pleased to announce that its client's Capwave licensed technology has received over $600,000 in federal research grants from the U.S. Government. The State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton has confirmed that the U.S. Army Research Office, the U.S. Army Research Development & Engineering Command, the EPA and the National Research Council have contributed over $618,000 in total funding to benefit the Research and Development of Capwave's portable Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) platform technology.
Developed at the State University of New York Binghamton by Professor Omowunmi Sadik, Capwave is a rapid, sensitive, and portable Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) platform for use anywhere antibody based testing can be done and is capable of detecting Bioweapons (anthrax, bacillus globigii), Biomarkers (cancer, stem cells), Toxins (E. coli and salmonella in foodborne illness), Contaminants and Diseases (both viral and bacterial). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases. The ability to detect the foodborne pathogens responsible for these illnesses in a timely fashion has the potential to offer faster treatment, reduce hospital stays and prevent deaths.
The SUNY Binghamton Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships serves as the campus resource to help assess, protect and leverage, patent, market and license the underlying intellectual property rights of platform technologies created by its faculty, students or staff. Platform inventions lend themselves to forming the core technology on which a spin-out company can be founded or can be licensed to a company with ongoing operations looking to reduce costs or add to its product or service offerings.
"We would like to commend SUNY Binghamton for all their hard work on this project. We look forward to taking the next steps with Capwave," stated Malcolm Lennie, President of AquaStar Holdings, Inc.
SUTIMCo operates as a Venture Accelerator, offering development services to start-up companies for up to three years. The company launches and manages businesses in health & wellness, energy/environmental, advanced materials, sensors and electronic technology ventures to build upon the research of a host of prestigious Universities across the United States. SUTIMCo's business model and methodologies help create high growth companies taking innovation from laboratory to marketplace.
For more information on the SUNY Binghamton Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, please visit; http://research.binghamton.edu/Innovation/
For more information on SUTIMCo, its portfolio companies, and University partners, please visit; http://www.suti.com
About AquaStar Holdings, Inc.:
AquaStar Holdings, Inc. is a holding company, which utilizes a unique and established platform to launch new technology enterprises based on world-class university research discoveries. AquaStar Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary SUTIMCo, Inc., provides experienced management to early stage companies, reducing risk and assuring the know-how in launching and growing a new company. In addition to this skilled management team, AquaStar Holdings can avail itself of the encyclopedic, informal knowledge of the inventor, his experience and his research team.
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