In October 2002, NYS Assemblyman William Magnarelli announced the second Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP II) awards during the 2nd International Environmental Symposium held in Syracuse.
- FailSafe of Amherst, NY received a $100,000 grant to market a technology combining UV light and HEPA filtration for the area surrounding infectious patients. This technology improves the safety of surrounding personnel in medical and other building environments. FailSafe currently has FDA approval for this technology
- Taitem Engineering of Ithaca, NY received a $50,000 grant to develop and license a version of a Department of Energy model that simulates both energy consumption and IEQ. The software will include a graphical interface to broaden its usability.
- Galson Laboratories of East Syracuse also received $50,000 for the licensing of DNA-based sequencing technology for the rapid detection of mold from the Environmental Technology Commercialization Center (ETC2), a U.S. EPA technology transfer center managed by Battelle.