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Company Information:

Company Name: GRASSROOTS BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.
City: Durham
State: NC
Zip+4: 27701-3712
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (919) 747-7404

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $180,000.00 2
SBIR Phase II $400,000.00 1
STTR Phase I $517,711.00 2
STTR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

STTR Phase I: Constitutive Promoters for Crop Improvement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Duke University
Principal Investigator: Tedd D. Elich, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Judith Dillon
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I develops better gene promoters in order to allow the creation of improved genetically modified crops for food and biofuels. Gene promoters are a critical element of all transgenic crops, precisely controlling when and where within the plant a… More

Improving Root Architecture in Energy Crops

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Tedd Elich, Director of Research
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The USDA has established research on renewable energy as a high priority. Cellulosic ethanol from perennial grasses has the potential to become an important component of America's effort to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and alleviate the buildup of greenhouse gases. For energy crops to become… More

STTR Phase II: Constitutive Promoters for Crop Improvement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of California-Davis
Principal Investigator: Tedd D. Elich
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Tedd Elich
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project seeks to identify new and improved promoters to create enhanced genetically modified crops. Plant biotechnology relies on the insertion of promoter-gene constructs into plants. The promoter is the portion of DNA that controls when and… More

Improving Root Architecture in Bioenergy Crops

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Tedd Elich, Director of Research
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
America's dependence on foreign oil has severe economic, national security and environmental consequences. The development of alternative fuels and renewable energy can alleviate these problems. The USDA has established research on renewable energy as a high priority. Cellulosic ethanol from… More

Using combinatorial control to improve transgene expression specificity in plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: DUKE UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Tedd D. Elich – 919-747-7406
Award Amount: $367,711.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is currently estimated that 15% of the world's population is undernourished and 5 million childhood deaths a year are attributable to malnutrition. The ability to feed the world in the future will be even more difficult due to population growth, climate… More

Genome- Wide Association Studies of Root System Architecture Governing Agronomic Productivity in Sorghum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Jinming Zhu, SENIOR SCIENTIST – 919-747-7408
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sorghum is a major crop for food, feed and industrial processes in the US and on the global market. It is a particularly relevant crop under the current pressures of climate change and food security because it is adapted to cultivation under low water and nutrient conditions. However, compared to… More