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A research and drug development tool for the real time in vitro study of single c

Company: PICOCAL, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … and pharmaceutical applications include: leukocyte and hematopoietic stem cell adhesionto blood vessels, as well as to other cells (bone marrow niche) or to extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, platelet adhesion, bacteria and micro-organism adhesion (bio-fouling). … more

Bioinspired Marine Coatings with Nonfouling and Fouling Release Capabilities

Company: Zwitter Tech Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Bio-fouling on ship hulls and other marine structures has become a global environmental and economic issue. There is an urgent need for the development of next-generation marine coatings that are nontoxic, long-lasting, low-cost and effective even under static conditions. This… more

SBIR Phase I: Environmental Biofilm Decontamination and Enhanced Energy Efficiency with Engineered Phage

Company: Sample6 Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of using engineered bacteriophages to treat bacterial biofilms in industrial infrastructure. Bacteria are a major source of contamination, corrosion, bio-fouling, and energy inefficiency… more

Recovery Act - A Variable-Geometry Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Paddle for Maximum Power Output and Survivability

Company: Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: …n, at the conclusion of Phase II we will have tested and documented a variety of different composite materials and paddle fabrication processes such that commercial OWSC versions can achieve desired performance attributes including, robustness and corrosion and bio-fouling… more

Ocean Energy Extraction for Sensor Applications

Company: LewTech Company, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: … configuration, to determine the associated electrical power extraction capability. Various hardware parameters will be evaluated and modeled to optimize the power extracted during the Phase I study. The proposed approach will not be affected by corrosion, bio-fouling or… more

Wind Powered Water Pumping Incorporating Compressed Air Energy Storage

Company: Z4 Energy Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: … Unlike batteries, CAES is tolerant of freezing conditions, will not require regular maintenance or replacement, and does not employ toxic materials. Additional advantages will also be investigated. For example, excess air could aerate the water tank to reduce bio-fouling,… more

Development of a Coastal Long-Term Automated Self-Calibrating Profiler

Company: Green Eyes, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: …le of operating autonomously for one year without servicing. CLASP will be configured to incorporate wireless two-way communications for automated data dissemination and remote control. Two major innovations are required to develop such a system. 1.Automated bio-fouling… more

Demonstration of a Compact Miniature Desalinator for a One-Man Survival Kit

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: ….5 ounces.) The unit combines a highly reliable patent-pending mechanical design with cutting-edge reverse-osmosis membrane materials and integrated patented disinfection capacity to create an efficient, dependable solution to the Air Force's needs. The SWDD resists … more

Enhanced Brine Dewatering System

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: …he brine evaporator. The EBDS uses evaporation surfaces treated with antifouling agents to eliminate biological growth and hydrophilic coatings to increase efficiency. These surface treatments are also employed at the condensing heat exchanger. In addition to limiting … more

A Desiccant Thermal and Humidity Control System

Company: Ail Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2001 / 1
Abstract: … recover water vapor without creating water-wetted surfaces or producing saturated air. These characteristics, combined with the fact that many common liquid desiccant are biocidal, offers the possibility of a lighter weight water recovery system that is immune to bio-fouling… more

A NEW MAGNETO-OPTIC BASED FLAW IMAGING DEVICE FOR UNDERWATERAPPLICATION

Company: Sigma Research Corp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 1987 / 2
Abstract: …LARIZED LIGHT WAVE (FARADAY MAGNETO-OPTIC EFFECT). SUCH A DEVICE (IN THE 'SANDWICH' FORM) CAN BE HAND-HELD OROPERATED BY AN AUTOMATED SUBMERSIBLE. OWING TO THE ANTICIPA TED CAPABILITY OF SUCH DEVICES TO OBSERVE THE MAGNETIC ANOMALIES OF FLAWS THROUGH CONSIDERABLE THICKNESS OF … more

CHEMICAL/RADIATION WELL TREATMENT

Company: Ground Water Consultants Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 1986 / 2
Abstract: IRON AND SULFUR BACTERIA ARE PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF BIO FOULING OF WELL SCREENS, PUMPS, TREATMENT AND PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, AND IN EXTREME CASES, DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS. ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS ARE HIGH-PUMPING COST, RAPID PUMP AND VALVE DETERIORATION, CORROSION OF… more