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Company: Meridian Life Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Rotavirus is the most common cause of debilitating diarrhea, dehydration and death in infants and young children around the globe. Currently approved live oral vaccines (Rotarix® and RotaTeq®) are only -50% or less effective in children from developing countries. This reduced efficacy is due to… more
Company: A&Q NanoDesigns Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Vaccines are the most effective therapeutic tools in preventing diseases and raising quality of human life. One of the infectious agents, measles virus, has been practically eliminated through vaccine programs in developed countries, but globally the virus still remains a threat to children in less… more
Company: RSI SYSTEMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In response to recent spinach and tomato/pepper recalls, the produce industry launched the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) to institute electronic traceability standards. PTI created standards for marking produce cases which includes embedding a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), lot/batch,… more
Company: REBEXSESS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal develops some of the tools needed to create novel, terpene derived hydrocarbons as new drop-in transportation fuels because they can be nearly perfect substitutes for gasoline, diesel or aviation fuel without vehicle engine or distribution or infrastructure constraints. In addition to… more
Company: PROTA CULTURE, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In Hawaii the ever increasing freight cost for imported feed has decimated the islands once vibrant poultry industry. In 30 years, Hawaiis annual production of eggs has gone from 229.3 million in 1979 to less than 5.9 million in 2010 (USDA 1979, 2010). Our process farms Black Soldier Fly insects,… more
Company: San Luis Obispo Bee Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Field collected queen bumblebees will be collected in early and late spring. Queens collected in late spring will be held in flight cages with males for several weeks to assure mating. Queens will be removed and placed in appropriate containers with pollen and nectar substitute. The containers will… more
Company: Plant Advancements Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The utilization of dedicated bioenergy crops from renewable biomass resources is a goal with great relevance to current environmental and security issues on a global scale. There are significant ecological, economic and political pressures to develop liquid biofuels production (such as biodiesel,… more
Company: TABER INTERNATIONAL LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This grant presents and opportunity to address significant problems involving farms and sustainable energy. Through the optimal matching, distribution and integration of photovoltaic (PV) solar panel systems into pastures and rangeland farm income could be nearly doubled. There is the potential to… more
Company: RIPPLE ROCK FISH FARMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: With the growing demand for locally grown seafood in the United States, small farmers need an economically feasible solution to enter the aquaculture market. Consumers are seeking healthy fish, produced using sustainable methods. Currently, small farmers struggle, financially, to build viable indoor… more
Company: BELLOS, SARAH Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The market for natural colorants is growing. Trends in food, cosmetics, and textiles show consumers are concerned over the use of synthetic, petroleum-derived dyes and seek a more environmentally friendly option. However, manufacturers cannot compromise on quality, stability, or functionality of… more
Company: THIN AIR NITROGEN SOLUTIONS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Modern agriculture is highly dependent on nitrogen (N) fertilization to maintain high yields and profitability. In organic agriculture, cover crops and bulky organic amendments supply N; transport costs can be prohibitive, and energy used in transport is substantial. In conventional agriculture,… more
Company: ORPC ALASKA, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project will make hydrokinetic river energy, a completely renewable resource, into an economical source of clean power for river communities. ORPC will accomplish this by optimizing the prototype RivGen Power System design for lower speed river currents that are prvalent throughout the world.… more
Company: SMITH-ROOT, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Traditional chemical sedatives for the processing of farm-raised fish are considered animal drugs that are subject to specific regulations and usage constraints (as well as chemical-bath disposal concerns). As an alternative, we propose to evaluate the use of mild, non-lethal electrosedation… more
Company: NAVITA PREMIUM FEED INGREDIENTS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In November 2011 the worlds human population reached 7 billion. Concurrent role shifts in world economies (e.g., competition for seafood products with China) make it necessary for aquaculture to grow at a pace much faster than previously estimated. In addition, the American seafood trade deficit now… more
Company: TRANSGENADA ENTERPRISES, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Aquaculture stands as a potential solution for the long-term production of animal protein worldwide and is reported to achieve some of the highest feed-to-protein conversion ratios when compared to poultry, cattle, and pig farming. The shrimp aquaculture specifically, suffers from periodic and… more
Company: ALL THINGS BUGS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Approximately 178-195 million children world-wide are malnourished. However, only about 3 percent of the 20 million with severe malnutrition receive treatment. Ready to use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) are greatly improving their nutritional status, with success as high as 95%. Animal-derived… more
Company: RIDGE QUEST, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Many factors acting together, including concerns about worker safety, food safety, pesticide resistance and new regulations governing pesticides, have heightened grower awareness to reduce insecticide inputs and increase reliance on biopesticides. Foremost among the forces leading to change is the… more
Company: MONTANA GLUTEN FREE PROCESSORS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: 23. Non-Technical Summary Phenolic and aromatic pollutants are commonly released into soils, water and the atmosphere from industrial, agricultural and human processes. Such pollutants include chlorophenols, creosote, and endocrine & #8208;disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as estrogen and… more
Company: SAINT ONGE ORCHIDS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Contamination of produce eaten raw has been increasingly implicated in foodborne outbreaks in the USA. The study has shown that an E. coli outbreak resulted in illness and deaths, and $37 to 74 million losses for the California produce industry. The major cause of the E. coli outbreak is the… more
Company: NUTRIENT RECOVERY AND UPCYCLING LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Facing strict effluent limits, municipal wastewater treatment facilities are dealing with increasing costs of treating phosphorus in their waste. Current technologies are capable of sequestering the phosphorus in an unusable form or capturing only a fraction of it. Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling,… more
Company: SONOMACEUTICALS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Obesity and accompanying metabolic diseases are major public health and economic challenges in the United States. Insulin resistance and high blood cholesterol, once found mostly in older adults, are now commonly observed in children. Dietary supplementation or amendment of deficient foods with… more
Company: BIOPLASTIC POLYMERS & COMPOSITES LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal describes a novel platform to manufacture biobased coatings (e.g. paint, varnishes, etc.) from biomass residues. These coatings will be introduced to compete with current petroleum-based polyurethanes coatings. The use of biomass as raw materials for production of fuels and chemicals… more
Company: Solid State Ceramics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate development of a Lead Zirconium Titanate (PZT) analog of multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) technology. Typically comprised of Barium Titanate materials, MLCC devices are the most produced and used capacitors in… more
Company: Urban Electric Power Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project aims to improve predictive battery models and control systems for grid-scale energy storage applications. A typical grid-scale battery system is composed of thousands of individual batteries that may have initial material and… more
Company: zeroK NanoTech Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate the commercial feasibility of low-temperature ion source (LoTIS) technology which uses laser-cooling to create a beam of Cs+ ions with high brightness and low energy spread. This technology could extend the utility of… more
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