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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. LiveWire: A Context-Aware, Location-Based Wireless Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


    Wireless Internet access is an emerging technology which is growing rapidly, driven by communication and web-based services which are in great demand by American consumers. These technologies offer tremendous opportunities for increasing the independence of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the provision of personalized, real-time activity supports in a multitude of settings, inc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  2. CTAS: A Self-Directed Computer Technology Assessment System for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities


    People with intellectual disabilities have generally missed the educational benefits, productivity gains and personal enrichment that can result from computers and computer-based assistive technology. However, opportunities for enhanced self-determination and independence as a result of computer use for individuals with intellectual disabilities are now being recognized and documented in the rese ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  3. Development of culture methods for marine ornamental fish larvae

    SBC: SEA & REEF AQUACULTURE, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The marine aquarium industry is growing rapidly due to the increasing popularity of keeping marine aquariums. Each year approximately 25 million fish are harvested from coral reefs around the world to supply the marine aquarium hobby. The U.S. market accounts for approximately 60% of these wild collected fish. The collection of reef organisms threatens the coral reefs due to frequent overharvestin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  4. Catalytic Ethylene Removal


    Fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers are transported and stored in refrigerated containers. As the produce ripens, ethylene gas is produced, which further ripens the product and can lead to premature spoilage. Most fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas which promotes ripening. Certain species, such as apples and bananas, produce more ethylene than others. Elevated ethylene levels can significant ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  5. Genes that impact sorghum grain, sugar, and biomass yield.

    SBC: EG CROP SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of the proposed project is to improve the performance and economic utility of sorghum as a feedstock for ethanol production. High productivity sorghum as an ethanol feedstock will benefit the environment by reducing greenhouse gases and will benefit rural areas of the U.S. by stimulating local production of a high-value crop and associated ethanol refineries. Evolutionary Genomics, Inc. h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  6. Real-time Prediction of Formaldehyde (H2CO) Emissions during Wood-Based Panels Manufacturing


    Formaldehyde (H2CO) has been classified as carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) since 2004. Formaldehyde is the most important aldehyde produced commercially, and is used in the preparation of urea-formaldehyde and phenol-formaldehyde resins. One source of formaldehyde in homes, schools, and offices comes from furniture and cabinets manufactured from com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Lipid-based ELISA test for detection of dairy cattle with Johne`s disease

    SBC: ECKSTEIN DIAGNOSTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Johne?s disease (JD) is a chronic granulomatous inflammation of the intestine in domestic and wild ruminants usually resulting after along incubation period in constant diarrhea with tremendous weight and ultimately death. This disease is caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Johne?s disease currently ranks as one of the most costly infectious ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Developing Elderberries as a Specialty Crop for Herbal Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

    SBC: ELDERTIDE LLC            Topic: N/A

    Although the American elderberry species has not been cultivated, bred, or promoted as a medicinal plant like its European counterpart, university based variety trials indicate that the attributes of American elderberries complement, equal, or exceed the European cultivars currently in the market, suggesting a need for increased American elderberry production and product development. Purpose: To e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  9. High-Efficiency Axial Flow Pump Development for Use in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

    SBC: Multi-duti Manufacturing, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research will enhance economic opportunities for agricultural producers by significantly reducing operating costs at aquaculture facilities. This is especially true for rural aquaculturists who do not have the capital of an ADM-size conglomerate. The ability for American fish farmers to compete internationally improves the safety of the nations food supply by allowing FDA oversight of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  10. Next Generation Root-Pest Resistance Research and Screening Tool


    This project involves development of a non-destructive, non-invasive technique for visualization and characterization of root damage by devastating root pests using digital x-ray imaging. To allow use of x-rays, plants are grown in a low density artificial rooting medium that supports healthy plant growth and allows infection by root pests. This project will show the proof of concept that (1) the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
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