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Low-loss Optical Polymer Materials in Multi-kilogram Quantities for Optical Lens Development

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this Phase I SBIR program, Tetramer Technologies will develop new, commercially attractive, thermoplastic optical polymers that have ultra-low scattering losses for use in diffraction-limited optical lenses. The value proposition to the customer using Tetramer"s optical polymers will be… more

Commercial Development of Advanced UV Curable Index Matching Materials

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR program, Tetramer Technologies will develop new, commercially attractive, patentable, UV curable refractive index (RI) matching materials which have a significant shelf life in the uncured state. The value proposition to the customer working with fiber optic cabling will be… more

High-Power 3 Micron Fiber Based Laser System

Company: COE Optics. LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Abstract The specific goal of this SBIR effort is the development of a compact, power scalable laser source that operates 2.7 to 3 microns. The core technologies will utilize recent advancements in highly doped Er:YAG Single Crystal Fibers and integrate them into a platform that can be scaled.

Urinary Biomarkers of Renal Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Company: SCHNELLGEN, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of this project is to identify and validate biomarkers of mitochondrial dysfunction due to environmental stressors. Diverse acute insults from surgery, trauma, ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and drug andenvironmental chemical toxicity lead to… more

Cartilage storage solution for chondrocyte viability and biomaterial preservation

Company: CELL AND TISSUE SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Resurfacing of articular cartilage with cold stored osteochondral allografts is employed clinically for repair of trauma and osteoarthritis-induced articular cartilage surface damage. Chondrocyte viability of transplanted articular cartilage is accepted as one of… more

hiPS Derived Cardiomyocyte Assay for Screening Toxicant Differentiation Effects

Company: CELL AND TISSUE SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT Obesity is a major global health issue. According to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association non-Hispanic blacks have the highest age-adjusted rates of obesity (49.5%) compared with Mexican Americans (40.4%), all Hispanics (39.1%) and non-Hispanic whites (34.3%).… more

Automated Dynamic Lists for Efficient Electronic Health Record Management

Company: DOTY SCIENTIFIC, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): NMR is arguably the most powerful analytical technique for structure determination and function elucidation in molecules of all types, though the challenges are greater for biological macromolecules. Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) with Magic Angle Spinning… more

Continuous Ionization System for Electrostatic Collection of Bioaerosols in Building Protection Applications

Company: Milow Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal presents a method and technology for continuous ionization of bio-aerosols and airborne particles in building protection applications to enable effective removal of the ionized particles from the air flow by an electrostatic collection device. The proposed ionization method is based on… more

Development and Commercialization of Nanocomposite Coating Technologies

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: There is a Global Safeguards need for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment; however, current commercial coatings for anti-tampering seals lack the sophistication necessary for quick,… more

Scalable, Wide Bandgap Integrated Circuit Technology for Wide Temperature, Harsh Environment Applications

Company: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop novel high-temperature robust control ICs compatible with power SiC device using on insulated gate III-Nitride transistors MISHFETs - over SiC native nitride substrate. SET Inc patented GaN MISHFET technology offers radical device performance improvement over SiC… more

Reversal of Myocardial Infarction by Localized Stimulation

Company: MICRO VIDE, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Heart attacks (i.e. myocardial infarction or MI) occur in more than 1.2 million patients annually. Advances in pharmacological therapy have dramatically improved survival following the initial MI. Consequently, the number of patients with previous MI continues to… more

Environmentally Friendly Borate-Based Wood Preservative

Company: Liquid Lignin Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This natural organic retention project proposes using lignin from emerging biorefineries to allow borates to be used as wood preservatives for exterior applications exposed to rain. Enhancing retention of environmentally-friendly borates has been the“holy grail” of the industry for decades. We… more

SBIR Phase I: Computing-Assisted Zoning Optimization and Service

Company: ZillionInfo Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to establish the foundation for developing a computation-assisted redistricting product. Redistricting or zoning is the process of dividing space into districts or zones while optimizing a set of criteria under various spatial… more

Application of a Treatment to the Military Fabrics that is Affordable and Provides Durable Flame Resistant Properties

Company: Alexium Government Solutions LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: 50/50 Nylon/Cotton (NyCo) fabric is currently used for many standard issue combat uniforms, such as the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) and the equivalent ACU/ABU equivalents in other DoD services. While 50/50 NyCo fabrics are proven performers in combat uniforms and are a relatively… more

Non-Enzymatic Cryogenic Isolation of Therapeutic Cells

Company: CELL AND TISSUE SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In modern day medicine, cellular therapies, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering all involve technologies for harvesting, expanding, modifying and re-implanting live viable cells and tissues. Processes for preparing the therapeutic products that… more

Feasibility of immunotherapy by ice-free cryopreservation of engineered human all

Company: CELL AND TISSUE SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Autologous regenerative medicine tissue therapy costs are very high because when individual tissues are manufactured all the costs fall on a single patient. Allogeneic tissues are cheaper because large tissue batches can be made and the costs are shared by many… more

SBIR Phase I: Novel Connexin-Based Peptide for the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Company: FIRSTSTRING RESEARCH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is a feasibility assessment of the ocular delivery of a synthetic peptide, ACT1, for the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD is a retinal disease in patients who progressively lose their central vision through… more

Development of a novel connexin-based peptide for the treatment of corneal injury

Company: FIRSTSTRING RESEARCH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the World Health Organization, at least 171 million people worldwide are living with diabetes and this figure is likely to more than double by the year 2030. Because of its chronic nature, the severity of its complications and the means required to… more

Full Field, Out-of-Plane Digital Image Correlation (DIC) from Ultra-High Speed Digital Cameras

Company: Correlated Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: We propose to develop and implement a full-field, non-contacting deformation and strain measurement system capable of operating at frequencies above 1 MHz with unprecedented accuracy. The system will incorporate two ultra-high speed cameras in order to obtain three-dimensional shape and deformation… more

High Power Optical Amplifier (HPOAs) for Free Space

Company: KIGRE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Kigre proposes to develop and integrate unique radiation hardened, athermal, 1.5um laser gain materials and pumping architectures into high performance optical laser amplifier devices for SATCOM applications. The approach employs long life radiation tolerant pump diodes configured for… more

New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes To Improve Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Efficiency and Lower Costs

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This project targets improved efficiency and lower cost of proton exchange membrane fuel cells through the development of improved water vapor management. Fuel cells are highly efficient, non-polluting source of energy that can significantly decrease the US dependence on foreign oil while reducing… more

Development and Commercialization of Nanocomposite Coating Technologies

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: There is a Global Safeguards need for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment. Current commercial coatings for seals used in this type of application lack the sophistication necessary for… more

SBIR Phase I: Commercialization of Innovative Low Refractive Index, High Temperature Perfluorocyclobutyl Polymers

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will determine the technical feasibility and the commercial value proposition of a high temperature fiber optic laser coatings for photonic crystal (PC) fiber lasers and large mode area (LMA) double-clad laser. Fiber lasers hold great potential… more

Commercial Development of Advanced UV Curable Index Matching Materials

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: In this Phase I SBIR program, Tetramer Technologies will develop new, commercially attractive, patentable, UV curable refractive index matching materials which have a significant shelf life in the uncured state. The value proposition to the customer working with fiber optic cabling will be increased… more

Development and Processing of Dielectric Films for Application in Large Wound Capacitors

Company: Tetramer Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: There is currently a great need for commercially available dielectric films which can outperform biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) at higher temperatures. While this need for such materials to improve the performance of high energy capacitors is well documented for pulse power applications… more