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Area company that makes writing ‘glow sticks’ for the military lands state funds

A Springboro maker of pressure-activated chemiluminescent writing devices that can be used by soldiers on the battlefield or police in the field received state money Thursday to help move the new technology out of the lab and into the marketplace.

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission approved $2.1 million for several companies and schools to move new technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace. Many of these innovative products could advance medicine and improve outcomes for patients.

“We are helping to advance these technologies and get them to market where they can make a difference,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.

Battle Sight Technologies in Springboro was awarded $100,000 to build, test and scale up manufacturing for a new prototype of its pressure-activated chemiluminescent writing device. It’s a glow stick you can write with, according to the company.

Battle Sight Technologies was started by Nick Ripplinger and Bennett Tanton in August 2017.

•University of Dayton Research Institute was awarded $200,000 to create the Miami University/University of Dayton Technology Validation and Start-up Fund.

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