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Biologically-inspired low light integrated vision systems

Company: Centeye, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Our objective is to develop a vision system for a micro air vehicle (MAV) or other robotic system that allows it to operate in extremely low light levels, including in zero light conditions and without reliance on GPS. We propose building two systems. The first system will operate… more

SBIR Phase I: Integrating Neurobiology and Cell Culture for Careers in Neuroscience

Company: EDVOTEK Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project proposes to provide the required neuroscience and eukaryotic biology resources to usher new content and skill sets for upper level high school and lower level college life science courses. Neuroscience today is an important focus for our society due to the aging population,… more

In-Situ Autovaccination against Solid Cancers with Intratumoral Hiltonol (Poly-IC

Company: ONCOVIR, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hiltonol (poly-ICLC) is a stabilized dsRNA therapeutic viral mimic or 'danger signal' that activates multiple elements of innate and adaptive immunity. It is a standalone immunomodulator, but when properly combined with antigen it generates a… more

Developing and Scaling an interactive text messaging tool to help pregnantsmoker

Company: VOXIVA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is no more important target audience for smoking cessation efforts than pregnant women. The goal of this Fast Track project is to establish the scientific and technical feasibility of using an interactive text- and web-based application to support smoking… more

Interactive Technology for Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence

Company: MEDIA REZ, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This study will aim to assess the feasibility and acceptability of using state-of-the-art video game technology to increase adherence among HIV+ adolescents and young adults (AYA) ages 13- 24. Treatment fatigue and thedesire for increasing independence among this… more

IGF::OT::IGF RELAPSE PREVENTION MOTION AND VOICE VIDEO GAME; POP: 9/2/2014-9/1/2016; N44DA-14-4419 SBIR Phase II (Topic 150) Modification to Remove IT Risk Assessment requirements.

Company: MEDIA REZ, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Examining the effects of Motion and Voice Video Game on Relapse prevention in drug addicted youth. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE

Environment for Surface ASW Interactive Learning (E-SAIL)

Company: Applied Research in Acoustics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: To address the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) training challenge of teaching Navy sonar operators advanced concepts and tactical-system operation in complex environments given constraints on training and compressed training cycles, Applied Research in Acoustics LLC (ARiA) will develop and evaluate the… more

Genetically-delivered Bevacizumab for Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degene

Company: REGENX BIOSCIENCES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase I SBIR is the pre-clinical development of a novel gene-based delivery system for bevacizumab (anti-VEGF antibody) to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The premise is based on: (1)the demonstrated efficacy of monthly… more

Biologically-inspired low light integrated vision systems

Company: Centeye, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Our objective is to develop a vision system for a micro air vehicle (MAV) or other robotic system that allows it to operate in extremely low light levels. We will develop systems capable of operating in ambient light or with active illumination carried aboard the vehicle, and will explore… more

Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (FOB)

Company: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop a software based FOB energy simulation model that will enable the USMC to effectively analyze FOB energy efficiency under various configurations and assess the impacts of current and emerging conventional and alternative power systems. At the end of Phase… more

Improving harvest data capture, use, reporting, and analysis through integrated software tools for specialty crop producers.

Company: AgSquared LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
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STTR Phase I: Software tools for sustainable nutrient management on specialty crop farms

Company: AgSquared LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will determine whether a mass balance approach can be used to evaluate inputs and outputs in complex agronomic systems and whether this soil nutrient management model can be delivered via an online software platform to help… more

Hiltonol provides potent neuroprotection from ischemic brain injury in stroke.

Company: ONCOVIR, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Brain ischemia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. We seek to develop therapeutics to reduce the extent of damage and functional impairment resulting from ischemic injury to the brain, anarea of significant unmet medical need. We… more

Using Text Messaging for Developmental Screening in Young Children

Company: VOXIVA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Early identification of developmental problems and delays means that interventions can begin sooner and are more effective and less resource-intensive than later interventions, after a problem has festered and worsened.Despite these benefits, statistics indicate… more

Developing and Scaling an interactive text messaging tool to help pregnantsmoker

Company: VOXIVA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is no more important target audience for smoking cessation efforts than pregnant women. The goal of this Fast Track project is to establish the scientific and technical feasibility of using an interactive text- and web-based application to support smoking… more

Relapse Prevention Motion Video Game

Company: MEDIA REZ, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Aim 1: Concept Testing: To elicit qualitative feedback from adolescents age in recovery, ages 15-18, in a focus group format (n=9) on the concept of Recovery Warrior and the proposed design features of Recovery Warrior. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE

Mitigation of Biologically Induced Active Sonar Reverberation in Littoral Regions

Company: Applied Research in Acoustics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Applied Research in Acoustics LLC will formulate and develop new concepts and algorithms for data-driven clutter-adaptive waveform-synthesis and CFAR normalization processing based on physical models of resonant backscattering from heterogeneous aggregations of swim-bladder-bearing fish that will… more

AAV Mediated Gene Transfer to the CNS for MPS I

Company: REGENX BIOSCIENCES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is an autosomal recessive storage disease caused by the absence of a-L-iduronidase (IDUA), resulting in systemic accumulation of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) storage materials, hepatosplenomegaly, skeletal dysplasias,… more

Novel Adeno-Associated Viral Therapy for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Company: REGENX BIOSCIENCES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this project is to develop a novel gene-based delivery system to treat neovascular age- related macular degeneration (wet AMD), a debilitating ocular disease. AMD is the leading cause of blindness inAmericans over 60 years of age, with wet AMD… more

On-board navigation for small MAVs in ship-borne environments

Company: Centeye, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this effort is to build a fully on-board vision based navigation system for small micro air vehicles (SMAVs) that will allow autonomous flight and navigation in a ship-borne environment. The target platform is a hovering air vehicle of 7cm to 20cm in size with a payload capacity between… more

Developing a grower-centric online software prototype to enable vegetable producers to collect accurate and timely crop harvest information

Company: AgSquared LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Consumers are now demanding more information about farm production processes and their resulting harvests. Harvest records, although difficult for farmers to capture, can contain rich product data such as grading information and macro and micronutrient content, allowing farmers to differentiate… more

Optical Fluorescence and X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanner for Small Animal In-Vi

Company: BIOSCAN, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop a quantitative in-vivo small animal imaging system for fluorescent reporter probes that fuses fluorescence light emitting computed tomography (FLECT) with X- ray computed tomography (CT). The proposed… more

A synthetic biology library for the Semantic Web

Company: CLARK AND PARSIA, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term aims of this project are to improve the engineering practices of synthetic biologists, and thereby to hasten the pace of synthetic biology research. Synthetic biology is poised to make great contributions to health, medicine, energy, and the… more

Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (FOB)

Company: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. is pleased to propose an advanced, analytical method for the development of concepts and systems to improve energy efficiency and reduce logistics requirements to sustain USMC Forward Operating Bases (FOB). In its simplest form, our concept is to provide a capability to… more

NITRC Image Repository: A Commercial Solution to Advancing Data Sharing in Neuros

Company: TURNER CONSULTING GROUP, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is committed to implementing a ten-month initiative to create a proof-of-concept of the NITRC Image Repository (NITRC-IR). The goal of the NITRC-IR is to promote publication,indexing, and sharing of anonymized fMRI… more