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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. STTR Phase II: Relaxivity mechanisms of Fe(III) MRI contrast agents

    SBC: Ferric Contrast, Inc.            Topic: BM

    The broader/commercial impact of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will focus on the preparation of new iron-based compounds as safer contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an issue that particularly affects patients who have frequent MRI scans and those with chronic kidney disease. This project will advance the development of safer medical imaging. Thi ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase I: High Performance Microalgae Building Enclosures for Energy Efficient Retrofitting Application

    SBC: Ecoclosure LLC            Topic: AM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is in the sustainable and economic retrofitting of low-performing older buildings toward improved economic, social and ecological impacts of built environments. More than half of all commercial buildings were constructed before the 1980s with lower energy standards. The owners and occupants of ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: Development of resonators on high temperature piezoelectric materials for harsh environment sensor and oscillator applications

    SBC: Kampanics, L.L.C.            Topic: SE

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to address the need for accurate devices capable of operating in extreme environments exceeding 250 °C. Many sensors have key components made of quartz, known for its high sensitivity, accuracy, and stability; but it cannot operate at temperatures exceeding 250 °C. The applications requir ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase I: Lightweight Concrete Interlocking Masonry Blocks

    SBC: CLC Global-USA            Topic: AM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to improve job-site safety of dry-stacking installation of masonry walls without binding mortar through the use of novel Aerated Interlocking Masonry Units (AIMU). The AIMU multi-component wall system combines the advantages of wood and those of concrete and is potentially applicable for mi ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  5. STTR Phase I: Three-Dimensional Printing of Micro-Capillary Needle via Direct Laser Writing

    SBC: SeeTrue Technology, LLC            Topic: BM

    The broader/commercial impact of this SBIR Phase I project leverages recent advances in additive manufacturing to solve key technical hurdles and design deficits of current industry standard microcapillary needles. Microinjection is a well-established engineering technique and widely used in research and medical applications such as drug discovery and development, fertility treatments, and genetic ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  6. STTR Phase I: Minimally Invasive, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Device for Ablation of Brain Tumors

    SBC: NeuroSonics Medical, Inc.            Topic: BM

    The broader/commercial impact of this SBIR Phase I project is to start validating a novel high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device for minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors. The current standard of care is a highly invasive cranial flap resection, which not only risks infection, uncontrolled bleeding, and damage to healthy tissue, but also has prolonged post-operative recovery. Altho ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  7. STTR Phase I: Assessing an innovative Microfluidic Tissue Array device for applications in drug development and precision medicine

    SBC: Vivoz Biolabs LLC            Topic: BM

    The broader/commercial impact of this project aims to develop and commercialize a microfluidic device as a clinical platform to rapidly identify precise and effective therapies for individual cancer patients. Currently, prediction in precision medicine only has limited success, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) does not recommend using any specific drug sensitivity testing metho ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  8. STTR Phase I: Industrial combustion optimization using machine learning to reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency

    SBC: ThermoAI Inc.            Topic: AI

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will result from development of an artificial intelligence optimization system that can be applied to any industrial combustion system. The simulator component of the proposed system will allow operators to run fast, low-cost experiments on large facilities without disrupting operations, and t ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: Algorithmic Mid-Infrared Spectroscope Utilizing Narrow-Band, Epsilon-Near-Zero Thermal Emitters

    SBC: Third Floor Materials, Inc.            Topic: IH

    The broader/commercial impact of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will advance the development of a new method to conduct infrared spectroscopy, an important tool in the life sciences, materials development and pharmaceutical industries. Chemical producers will spend an estimated $140 million on analytical instrumentation in 2020. The instrument concept is based on hu ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase I: Enabling Rapid Scale-up of COVID-19 Treatment using Next-Generation Light Driven Chemistry

    SBC: New Iridium Inc            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project is to develop a photocatalytic process to facilitate enhanced speed and efficiency for production of key intermediate chemicals for production of Remdesivir, a potential life-saving drug in the fight against COVID-19. Remdesivir has been identified as one of the most promising treatments for COVID-19; ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
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