December 3, 2010 – Blacksburg, VA – Prime Photonics, LC, announced today that it has been identified by the US Army for participation in the Army Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) for 2011.  Limited to 25 participants from approximately 500 candidate companies, the goal of the Army CPP is to assist small businesses in commercializing new technologies and in transitioning them into US Army applications.

Prime Photonics Identified as 2011 Army Commercialization Pilot Program Company

December 3, 2010 – Blacksburg, VA – Prime Photonics, LC, announced today that it has been identified by the US Army for participation in the Army Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) for 2011.  Limited to 25 participants from approximately 500 candidate companies, the goal of the Army CPP is to assist small businesses in commercializing new technologies and in transitioning them into US Army applications. Under the CPP, Prime Photonics will continue development, and begin commercialization, of its FOCIS™ gas turbine blade monitoring sensor system that is currently being developed under an Army Phase II SBIR contract.  “We see the CPP as further validation of the exciting commercial potential of our advanced sensor technologies and of the progress we are making in evolving from an R&D services organization to a product-based company.  The Army CPP provides us an important stepping stone in the development and commercialization of our FOCIS™ turbine blade sensor product, which will be a valuable tool for turbine manufacturers and operators in improving performance and reducing total cost of ownership of gas turbines used for propulsion and power generation,” says CEO Steve Poland.

About Prime Photonics

Prime Photonics (www.primephotonics.com) specializes in products and technologies for use in extreme environment sensor applications within the defense, industrial and energy market sectors. Prime was founded in 1999 by researchers from the Virginia Tech Center for Photonics Technology and was reinvigorated in 2009 with the hiring of a new CEO, significant changes to the Board of Managers, and the relocation to a new fit-for-purpose laboratory and manufacturing facility in Blacksburg, VA.

Contact:   Steve Poland, Prime Photonics, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (540) 961-2200 x101.