Further proof that the federal government sees the value of the tech and health research happening along the Route 1 corridor came on September 13, when the Department of Energy named two Princeton area companies among 33 recipients of a $57 million investment initiative to foster the growth of alternative energies and green sector jobs.

Universal Display received $2 million to develop its energy-saving phosphorescent OLED luminaires, while Princeton Power received $1.8 million for research into its distributed generation transformer for MW-scale wind turbines.

Health research is valuable to the government too. On September 13 the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will give $648,000 to train public health workforce in New Jersey, part of a $16.8 million program to do the same at 27 public health training centers nationwide.

Other recipients of federal money in 2010 include:

#b#Signum Biosciences#/b#, 7 Deer Park Drive, Princeton Corporate Plaza, Suite H, Monmouth Junction 08852; 732-329-6344; fax, 732-329-8344. Maxwell Stock, vice president. www.signumbiosciences.com

On Monday received two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grants by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a division of the NIH, totaling $684,000 for the development of medicines to treat common skin disorders.

#b#Siemens Corporate Research Inc#/b#. (SI), 755 College Road, Princeton Forrestal Center, Princeton 08540; 609-734-6500; fax, 609-734-6565. Paul Camuti, president and CEO. www.scr.siemens.com

Received $1.42 million in June to develop equipment that will regulate a building’s power systems – heating, air conditioning, and lighting. It has been working on projects of this nature for years.

#b#Educational Testing Service#/b#, Rosedale Road, Princeton 08541; 609-921-9000; fax, 609-734-5410. Kurt F. Landgraf, president. Home page: www.ets.org

Received $14.8 million in June from the federal Institute of Education Sciences, as part of a $100 million national initiative aimed at promoting reading comprehension in students from preschool to high school.

#b#Universal Display Corporation Inc#/b#. (PANL), 375 Phillips Boulevard, Ewing 08618; 609-671-0980; fax, 609-671-0995. Steven Abramson, president. www.universaldisplay.com

Received a $99,900 SBIR grant in June to enhance the performance of white PHOLED lighting devices. This award came immediately after UDC received $4 million from the federal government for a two-year program to mass produce its patented lighting system for use in commercial buildings, and a $500,000 SBIR grant it received in April from the NSF to demonstrate advances in its thin-film encapsulation technology.

#b#Ocean Power Technologies#/b# (OPTT), 1590 Reed Road, Building A, Suite 1, Pennington 08534; 609-730-0400; fax, 609-730-0404. George Taylor, chief executive officer. www.oceanpowertechnologies.com

Received two awards of $2.4 million on September 12 from the Department of Energy. The first will be used in connection with the construction and deployment of one of its PB150 PowerBuoys at Reedsport, Oregon, as part of the first proposed commercial wave power project in the United States, due in 2011. The second is intended for the design and development of OPT’s next generation 500kW PowerBuoy wave power system

Ocean Power Technologies also received a $1.5 million grant in April from the DOE to develop its next-generation PowerBuoy system.

#b#Mikros Systems Corp#/b#. (MKRS.OB), 707 Alexander Road, Building 2, Suite 208, Box 7189, Princeton 08543; 609-987-1513; fax, 609-987-8114. Thomas J. Meaney, president. Home page: www.mikrossystems.com

Received a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Navy to build additional Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Testset (ADEPT) equipment for deployment on U.S. cruisers and destroyers, as well as the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship.

In April Mikros received a $2.6 million contract from the Navy to supply 27 units designed to reduce the time it takes to and t remote troubleshooting.

#b#Applied Photovoltaics LLC#/b#, 1589 Reed Road, Box 60, Pennington 08534;

Received more than $1 million in tax credits under the Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits program.

#b#MedAvante Inc#/b#., 100 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 106, Hamilton 08619-; 609-528-9400; fax, 609-528-9405. Paul Gilbert, CEO. Home page: www.medavante.net

Received $25 million in January from the National Institute of Mental Health to study schizophrenia.

#b#Hutchinson Industries#/b# (TOT), 460 Southard Street, Trenton 08638; 609-394-1010; fax, 609-394-2031. Pascal Seradarian, president. www.hutchinsoninc.com

Received an $8.2 million contract for wheel assemblies by the U.S. Army in January.

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