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Folio Photonics LLC (AKA: Folio Photonics Inc)
Profile last edited on: 10/22/2022      CAGE: 6TGC7      UEI: C1A4B5EPG1F1

Business Identifier: Archival optical data storage
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Location Information

6864 Cochran Road
Solon, OH 44139
   (440) 420-4500
Location: Single
Congr. District: 07
County: Cuyahoga

Public Profile

Spun off from research in the Center for Layered Polymer Systems at Case Western Reserve University, Folio Photonic has an exclusive license to commercialize products for a large and evolving archival optical data storage market. The firm is working on development of an optical data storage disc with terabyte scale capacity. With initial focus on increasing storage and access to archival data, a vital need for cloud storage, data storage market has relied primarily on hard drives and magnetic tapes. Data archiving is the process of moving information no longer frequently used into storage - usually indexed enabling search capabilities for easy location and retrieval. The Folio Photonics technology depends on effective use of polymer co-extrusion, a manufacturing method that allows data storage in layers. The process uses thin, flexible polymer film that can be cut and laminated to discs, so that 64 extremely thin layers that can be read on hardware designed for that purpose.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2022 1 AF $25,125
Project Title: Next-Generation Optical Data Storage Disc
2014 1 NSF $179,996
Project Title: Coextruded Polymer Multilayer Optical Data Storage Medium

Key People / Management

  Steven Santamaria -- CEO

  Maria Anzola -- Controller

  Cory Christenson -- Engineering Consultant

  Travis Johnston

  Christopher J Ryan -- Senior Engineer

  Irina Shiyanovskaya -- CTO and COO

  Kenneth D Singer -- Founder, Former President, Chief Innovation Officer