JAMES F. GARVEY, PHD
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Buffalo BioBlower Technologies, LLC /
Professor, University at Buffalo
“Federal funding was essential to the startup of our company, Buffalo BioBlower, Inc. There is no way that our company would even exist had we not received the $1.6 million in startup money from the Department of Defense.”
Dr. James F. Garvey
Dr. John Lordi
TSC MEMBER INSTITUTION(S):
University at Buffalo
Department of Defense
BUFFALO BIOBLOWER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Buffalo BioBlower Technologies develops products that instantaneously sterilize high-volume airstreams; all spores, bacteria and viruses in the airstream are killed. BioBlower products are based on patented technology that uses compressive heating to sterilize air. No chemicals, radiation or filters are required. Additionally, a BioBlower moves as well as sterilizes the air, eliminating the need for fans required in HEPA filtration, radiation and other competitive technologies. Potential applications include healthcare facilities, military, homeland defense, emergency response, pharmaceutical production, and food production, among others.
In 2008, tests conducted by the US Department of Defense (DOD) found that the BioBlower destroyed biological agents to a level of better than one part per million. The company is currently completing a DOD contract to scale up the BioBlower technology to allow for protection of an entire building from external biological attack.
UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH CONNECTION:
Buffalo BioBlower Technologies was incorporated in 2005 to commercialize BioBlower™ technology invented at the University at Buffalo where the inventors and founders of the Company, Dr. John Lordi and Dr. Jim Garvey, are both professors.
ROLE OF FEDERAL RESEARCH FUNDING:
Initial development of the technology was funded by the Department of Defense, the University at Buffalo and NYSTAR (New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation).
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