Abstract:This is a critical crossroads for the poultry industry with a majority of consumers demanding minimal or chemical free foods and the ever present threat of foodborne illness from Salmonella and Listeria associated with raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products. As a potential solution, we have… more
Abstract:Zeigler Bros., Inc. (ZBI) has teamed with Harrisvaccines, Inc. (HV) to develop a new aquafeed manufacturing platform for the practical application of underutilized feed additives. These include enzymes, immune-stimulating compounds and biologics that require specialized protection to ensure they… more
Abstract:American consumers want to know their farmers, and wholesale buyers are looking for source identified agricultural products that are augmented with reliable data about the identity of the producer and how the product was produced. This data can easily be made available using any smartphone by… more
Abstract:Nationwide, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) plays a crucial health care role in the well-being of rural populations. There are substantial challenges within the rural EMS system including: high costs for providing EMS care to sparsely populated regions; fewer tax dollars to fund health programs and… more
Abstract:Reducing foreign dependence on petroleum-based materials is a key to enhancing the US agricultural economy in the long-term. In recent years with the rising costs of petrochemical prices, there has been an increasing interest in renewable sourced specialty chemicals. Presently, less than 4 percent… more
Abstract:Since the Fukushima accident, the DOE, nuclear fuel suppliers, and EPRI, have begun to focus R & amp;D efforts on advanced LWR fuel and components that are more accident tolerant than current zirconium alloys. One area of interest are fuels and components fabricated from ceramic composites that… more
Abstract:There currently is no effective, commercially available system for nanoscale probing and testing of battery and fuel cell materials in the low oxygen and humidity environments required for functional measurements. Such a probing system is critically needed to enable researchers to quickly and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop an in vivo fluorescent imaging kit for cell proliferation that addresses the need to study cell growth processes in real time. Proof-of-concept has been demonstrated for a novel method of imaging DNA replication in… more
Abstract:In this proposal Zeomedix proposes to develop a dressing for infected trauma wounds based on its zeolite encapsulating nitric oxide (NO) technology. Nitric oxide has been shown to enhance the wound healing process as well as act as a powerful antibacterial agent. However, delivery of nitric oxide… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, contributing significantly to global health expenditure. Heart failure patients often exhibit contractile dyssynchrony, which diminishes cardiac systolic function. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)… more
Abstract:A new type of x-ray microscope is proposed for three-dimensional imaging of integrated circuits, or IC"s. The new microscope can image at resolutions down to 25 nm, and at speeds of over 10 million pixels per second. This imaging rate is over 1000x faster than existing high-resolution x-ray… more
Abstract:This proposed work addresses the needs of a short pulse, tunable and monochromatic extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray beamline that is table-top, low cost and easy-to-use for advanced material and nano- device studies using photoemission spectroscopy and nano-imaging techniques. The short-pulse and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a prototype for a commercial two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) spectrometer and its associated mid-infrared laser system. One of the most exciting developments in the field of ultrafast spectroscopy in the last decade has… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project entitled "A sustainable Wavelength Selective Energy Producing Greenhouse" will demonstrate a greenhouse that can utilize land for both food production and electricity production. A cost effective and highly durable greenhouse… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR) Phase I project will utilize patent pending technology that allows direct dissolution and reconstitution of natural biopolymers to prepare chitin/alginate composite fibers with embedded additives for use in wound care products. The technology allows for… more
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 Small Business… more
Abstract:Lack of decontamination in the event of a FAD outbreak amplifies the spread of disease and makes the outbreak even more challenging to contain,
despite strict regulations that enforce sanitation processes. The impact that widespread disease could have on the export market is along the lines… more
Abstract:Building on an existing grid computing platform and DNA origami design automation software that leverages such, this Phase II STTR project will produce a CAD (computer-aided design) application for designing DNA nanostructures for a variety of applications. The application, called inSequio,… more
Abstract:A development program is proposed for a design automation software package that enables the generation of complex surfaces, with user defined or automated definition of point charge and hydrophobic/hydrophilic properties, using DNA origami as a presentation substrate. Building upon existing… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase II project will produce a working prototype of a DNA processing system that will provide the U.S. Department of Defense with a revolutionary new forensics capability, namely, the ability to predict from a human DNA sample the physical traits of its source. The system, code-named… more
Abstract:Future sampling missions to the Moon, Mars and Asteroids will likely involve drilling and in-situ analysis from mobile robotic platforms in low gravity. Past sampling systems like the MER and MSL Rovers have used tool body preloading as their method of stabilization. This method puts high demands… more
Abstract:The open-source network management software ecosystem is currently a collection of loosely-related projects with poor support for long term planning and high-level network information. Network planners have few free tools to help them balance the many variables in potential network expansions… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: PrivaTran will measure the radiation tolerance of new memristive materials and will design, model and simulate advanced memristor-based architectures for nonvolatile random access memory (RAM). The requirements for proper memory element isolation, programming voltage drive and current… more
Abstract:This proposal describes a rapid, non-invasive method for characterizing the states of differentiated stem cells. The technique is morphological in nature and is called cellular optical wavefront sensing (COWS). Cytometry is a set of techniques designed for counting, imaging, measuring specific… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Computation of the geopotential acceleration and its partial derivatives per the standard formulation consumes considerable numerical integration time in special perturbations (SP) applications. Recent research by Dr. Beylkin of the University of Colorado (CU) has demonstrated efficient… more
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