Source: CNS | May 16, 2017

The CNS Office of Technology Development and Transfer recently signed a licensing agreement with Per Vivo Labs, a service-disabled, veteran‑owned small business in Kingsport, Tennessee, to bring the Y‑12–developed SIMWyPES technology to market. SIMWyPES, a 2008 R&D 100 Award‑winning technology, was originally created by now-retired Y‑12 inventor Ron Simandl as a safe, efficient way to remove residual amounts of contamination from dry, solid surfaces. Per Vivo hopes to adapt the technology to support clean-room manufacturing, defense, and filtration applications.

“Finding commercial partners to make and sell our technologies can help drive down our own costs in implementing these solutions,” CNS Technology Development and Transfer Manager Jeremy Benton said. “Plus, when we license technologies, the royalties earned are split with the inventors, which is a great way to recognize and reward employees for their achievements and encourage everyone to keep seeking innovative solutions to the complex challenges we face.”

Watch the video on the Y-12 website.