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Akervall Technologies awarded highly competitive National Science Foundation Phase IIB SBIR Grant, 2017

SALINE, Mich., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation has awarded Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IIB grant for the development of high-performance polymer composites mouth guards. The research and development made possible by this grant will address the urgent need for better dental protection in both sports and medical applications. Akervall Technologies Inc. will bring to market an innovative and disruptive mouth guard technology that synergizes nanomaterial driven energy absorption capability with a novel mouth guard design.

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Akervall Technologies Inc., Announces EVP of Global Business Development, 2017

SALINE, Mich., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI), makers of SISU Mouth Guards and SOVA Nightgrinding Mouth Guards is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ish as the Executive Vice President of Global Business Development.

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SOVA Night Guard named Category Winner by the Dental Advisor, 2017

SALINE, Mich., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental Advisor announced SOVA Night Guard as the Patient Products Category Winner for the Best Therapeutic Device in the 2017 Dental Advisor Product Awards.

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Akervall Technologies, Inc. Announces Patent for NextGen Guard, 2017

SALINE, Mich., Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced the approval of their fifth mouth guard patent for the new SISU NextGen athletic mouth guard, released to the market in October 2016. NextGen is the latest development in ATI's long standing collaboration with National Science Foundation (NSF) which was instrumental in development and production of the SISU family of mouth guards.

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Akervall Technologies, Inc. announces COO appointment, 2016

SALINE, Mich., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc., makers of SISU Mouth Guards and SOVA Night Guards, announced today that Kathy Capelli joined the leadership board as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer to further the company's growth into sporting goods and dental markets. Kathy will be responsible for company's operation, supply chain, procurement and overall financial success.

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SISU Mouth Guard Partners with US Lacrosse, 2016

SALINE, Mich., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SISU Mouthguard will become the official mouthguard of US Lacrosse and Team USA, offering the world's top lacrosse athletes custom-fit mouthguards powered by SISU's unique Diffusix™ Technology.

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Akervall Technologies makes Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, 2016

sassa-akervall-03-580.jpgAkervall Technologies started out slow and steady, but a recent growth spurt has landed it a spot on Inc. Magazine's latest Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

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USA Field Hockey Association Names SISU the Official Mouthguard of USA Field Hockey, 2016

USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce SISU Mouthguard as the official mouth guard of the organization. As the exclusive supplier, SISU will offer the world's top field hockey athletes custom-fit mouth guards powered by Diffusix™ Technology.

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Akervall Technologies, Inc. Named One of the 2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, 2016

Inc. magazine today ranked Akervall Technologies, Inc. NO. 1130 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses.

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Akervall Technologies hits its stride when the business moves beyond its CEO, 2016

sassa-akervall.jpgSassa Akervall knew her company was ready to really grow when it wasn't all about her anymore. The co-founder & CEO of Akervall Technologies saw her startup take off when she stopped doing everything herself or telling everyone what to do. She even kicked the company out of her house when it became too big.

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SISU Guard Selected as BigCommerce Design Award Winner for Sports and Recreation Category

PR Newswire, 2016

SISU Guard announced today that it has been named the winner for the sports and recreation category in the 2016 BigCommerce Design Awards. Presented by leading ecommerce platform BigCommerce, the award recognizes SISU's excellence in ecommerce design and online brand presentation.

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sisuguard.pngIntroducing an innovative product to a mature industry with ingrained stereotypes is not an easy task. As a bootstrapping startup, we faced big competitors with impressive industry experience and substantial marketing budgets.

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SBAM Recognizes Leaders, Volunteers At Annual Meeting


sbam-new-logo-o-930x315-696x236.jpgLANSING – Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof was recognized on June 23 at the Small Business Association of Michigan annual meeting as its Legislator of the Year, while Milan Gandhi of Med-Share in Southfield was named as its Advocate of the Year.

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