NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR LIFE™
Advanced Silicon Group Selected For MassVentures' START Program
May 31rst, 2023, ASG was selected for MassVentures’ SBIR Targeted Technologies (START) grant program, which helps Massachusetts-based start-ups convert research developed under SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) contracts into businesses and jobs in Massachusetts.
Nanotextured Silicon Biosensors Issued
February 21rst, 2023, USPTO issued patent "Nanotextured Silicon Biosensors" patent number 11,585,807.
Advanced Silicon Group Wins NIDA CODE Challenge
August 11th, 2022, ASG wins the “Cause of Death Elucidated (CODE) in Drug Overdose” Challenge sponsored by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Advanced Silicon Group Wins Northstar Campus Pitch Day Event
Advanced Silicon Group Selected for Prototype Grant Program
June 30th, 2022, the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team 2.0 has awarded ASG a $15,000 grant under its Prototype Grant Program.
Advanced Silicon Group Joins START.nano at MIT.nano
April 5th, 2022, ASG has been invited to participate in the START.nano program at MIT.nano. One of the benefits of this program is that it will give ASG access to fab.nano and the Lisa T. Su building at MIT.
Advanced Silicon Group Awarded Phase IIB $500K grant from NSF
February 2nd, 2022, ASG was awarded a prestigious NSF phase IIB grant for biosensor development.
Advanced Silicon Group Closes Seed Preferred Equity Offering and Adds Alan Watson and Sarah Kelly to Board
May 14th, 2021, ASG announced the closing of a $1,020,000 seed preferred stock offering led by Cherrystone Angel Group with participation by MIT Alumni Angels of Northern California, Sidecar Angels and other private investors and the addition of two new Directors, Alan Watson, PhD, MBA and Sarah Kelly, PhD to its Board of Directors.
Axogen and ASG Collaborate on Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute Grant
September 1rst, 2020, ASG, Axogen, and ARMI begin collaboration on using ASG’s photoelectric ELISA to help monitor nerve tissue growth and more generally for regenerative medicine.
National Science Foundation Awards ASG SECO Grant
August 20th 2020, ASG was awarded a Small Business Research Center Collaborative Opportunity (SECO) Supplemental Funding Award to collaborate with PathsUP to use our photo-electric ELISAs for detection of cardiac biomarkers and point of care testing .
Advanced Silicon Group Moves To M2D2
January 1rst 2020, ASG moved to a larger lab space at Massachusetts Medical Device and Development Center, 600 Suffolk St., UMass Lowell.
Air Force Awards ASG SBIR Phase II
November 12th 2019, ASG was awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the Air Force.
ASG Chosen As a Startup to Watch by Bostinno
October 10th 2019, ASG presented at Bostinno’s Inno On the Road Startups to Watch.
NSF Awards ASG a Commercialization Assistance Program Grant
September 11th 2019, The National Science Foundation awarded ASG a Commercialization Assistance Program Grant to help pay for commercialization activities related to ASG’s biosensors.
Advanced Silicon Group Is Awarded a NIST Phase 2 SBIR
September 1rst 2019, ASG was awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The grant is titled “Developing Silicon Nanowire Sensors to Measure Host-Cell Proteins at a Biomanufacturing Line.”
ASG Announces Partnership With Leidos
August 7th 2019, Advanced Silicon Group partnered with Leidos through funding by a phase 1 SBIR from the Air Force.
ASG Partners With The Fabric Design Center
July 1rst, 2019, ASG announced a partnership with the Fabric Design Center.
ASG Places 3rd At The Massachusetts Life Science Innovation Day Competition
On June 27th 2019, Advanced Silicon Group presented and won 3rd place at the MALSI startup competition.
ASG CEO Speaks At MIT Reunion on ASG’s Technology
June 8th 2019, Dr. Marcie Black spoke at MIT’s reunion about ASG’s work in using silicon nanowires in solar and biosensing.
ASG Presents At Device Talks 2019
On June 5th 2019, Dr. Marcie Black presented ASG at the Startup Pitches
The National Science Foundation Awards ASG a Phase 2 SBIR
May 14th 2019, The National Science Foundation awarded ASG a phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research Award titled “SBIR Phase II: Improving silicon nanowire biosensors: throughput, repeatability, and quantifying measurement advantages.”
ASG Awarded a Voucher Grant From The University of Massachusetts
May 13th 2019, ASG was awarded a grant from the University of Massachusetts’s voucher program for work done at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Core Research Facilities.
NNI’s Director Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf interviews Dr. Marcie Black of ASG
On May 11th 2019, National Nanotechnology Initiative’s Director of NNCO Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf interviewed Dr. Marcie Black about the Changing World with Nano-textured Silicon.
ASG Receives Funding From Massachusetts Life Science Center’s Internship Program
On April 27th, 2019, ASG accepted into the Massachusetts Life Science Center’s Internship Challenge Sponsorship Grant.
Boston Bib and ASG Announce Collaboration
On February 1rst 2019, Boston Institute of Biotechnology and Advanced Silicon Group began collaborating on using sensors in biomanufacturing.
ASG’s CEO interviewed on TedTalks
On December 10th 2018, John Werner interviewed ASG’s CEO Marcie Black on TedTalks on Exploring Nano Worlds.
Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute Published New Member Spotlight on ASG
On October 30th 2018, ARMI did a new member spotlight on Advanced Silicon Group.
ASG Published Article in PV Tech
September 17th 2018, PV Tech published an article titled “Black Silicon: There’s more than meets the eye” written by ASG’s cofounders Bill Rever and March Black.
Advanced Silicon Group Partners With Thoreau Lab
August 1rst 2018, ASG started a partnership with Thoreau Lab to make sensors that help address the diagnostic needs for detection of dormant TB.
Advanced Silicon Group Is Awarded a NIST Phase 1 SBIR
August 1rst 2018, ASG was awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The grant is titled “Measuring the concentration of host-cell proteins in biomanufacturing using silicon nanowires.”
Advanced Silicon Group Presents At UMass Lowell’s Core Research Facility Showcase
On March 22nd 2018, ASG’s CEO spoke at University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Core Research Facility Showcase event.
ASG Presents At MIT’s Unconference
On March 19th 2018, ASG’s Dr. Black presented at the MIT Unconference and won a cash prize for being 3rd place.
ASG’s CMO Bill Rever Interviewed By PV Magazine’s Michael Fuhs
On October 3rd 2017, PV Magazine’s Michael Fuhs interviewed ASG’s CMO Bill Rever. “Black Silicon Could Exploit Potential of Multicrystalline Technology”,
ASG Wins 2nd Place At Massachusetts Medical Device Development $100K Competition
On July 11th 2017, ASG won second place at the Massachusetts Medical Device Development $100K competition. ASG moves to M2D2 as part of this award.
ASG Awarded NSF STTR Grant
On December 5th 2016, ASG in collaboration with the University of Iowa was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on using silicon nanowire arrays for the sensitive and simultaneous detection of multiple biomarkers for the identification of lung cancer by a blood sample.
ASG Receives NSF I-Corp Grant
In the summer of 2016, ASG was selected and completed a prestigious National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Team Grant to support ASG’s efforts to understand the potential market for ASG’s biosensor technology and provide direction for product development in the biosensor area.
ASG Acquires IP of Bandgap Engineering
On May 15th 2015, ASG completed the purchase of the IP portfolio developed by Bandgap Engineering. The portfolio, containing 40 patents, covers many aspects of creating silicon nanotextures via metal enhanced etching as well as the related applications of the nanotextured silicon.