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In support of efforts against the global pandemic, OTT launched the COVID-19 Technical Assistance Program (CTAP). CTAP provides targeted funding for DOE’s National Labs to offer short-term engagements with U.S. external entities in coronavirus-related projects, one way for innovators challenged with technical burdens to take advantage of the cutting-edge researchers and facilities across the DOE Lab complex.

To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements and the application process, click HERE

CTAP Success Stories: 

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Helpful Engineering partnered with Sandia Labs to test a reusable, affordable, and effective COVID-19 protective shield that everyone from students to seniors can wear, and a possible gamechanger in our everyday personal protective equipment.


Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, partnered with FATHHOME, developer of an ozone gas-based system for protective equipment sterilization, to provide evaluation and optimization services to understand the system’s efficacy in sterilizing the coronavirus.  The virus was completely inactivated, below the detection limit (over 6-log10 reduction) with 25 ppm-15 min ozone exposure on glass and N95 filtering facepiece respirator surfaces.