MaxQ Research – Meridian Technology Center
Start-up company receives national grants for space-age technology.
THEN: Four scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs operating a business out of Saravan Kumar’s house. They developed a proprietary platform that allowed them to recreate various gravitational environments for space-based research. They pitched the idea to NASA, who suggested they apply that same technology to something with a broader market. That led them to explore what other industries might need the same technology.
In 2012, the group moved its business, MaxQ, into the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development.
Meridian Tech’s business incubator program:
- Allowed MaxQ to customize its office and lab space to meet development and production needs.
- Offered coaching on real-life business scenarios.
- Consulted with the group on market research and establishing a customer base.
- Helped MaxQ secure grants from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance and the National Science Foundation.
NOW: MaxQ has patented the MaxPlus thermal control solution, which allows blood and other biological products such as nerve graphs, bone marrow and stem cells to be transported in precise temperature-regulated pack-outs. MaxQ’s lightweight, impact-resistant insulated shipping containers are 10 times more insulating, 20 percent lighter, and 10 times more impact-resistant than Styrofoam.
MaxQ recently received a grant for applied research from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.
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