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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Development of a Prototype Process for Production of Tapes and Labels with Vegetable-Oil-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

    SBC: Lao K LLC            Topic: 88

    Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are those sticky materials that can stick to various substrates under light pressure at room temperature. PSAs are widely used for production of tapes such as duct tape and package tapes, labels, stamps, post-it® notes and many other products. At present, PSAs are mainly derived from petrochemical-based polymers such as polyacrylates. Petrochemicals are not ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  2. Next-Generation Cost-Effective Small and Mid-size Farm GMP Compliance Process for Dietary Supplements

    SBC: BLUE MEADOWS FARM LABS LLC            Topic: 812

    Small and mid-size farms that produce herbal supplements are under new, stringent FDA regulatory and safety requirements because of a change in definition from "food product" to "dietary supplement." This status change has made these farms subject to FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations that are difficult and very expensive to implement. During a three-year period, federal in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  3. Next Generation Wind Energy Systems For Cash-Strapped Farmers And Communities

    SBC: EWINDSOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 812

    eWind is proposing a highly efficient and low-cost wind-energy system for small and mid-sized farms that will produce approximately four times the electricity per year as comparably priced "conventional" wind turbines. This project addresses the USDA priorities of Energy Efficiency and Alternative and Renewable Energy and Agriculturally-related Manufacturing Technology. We directly support Energy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. Determination of best candidates for novel orally delivered therapeutic candidates to combat spread of coccidiosis in poultry

    SBC: US BIOLOGIC            Topic: 83

    Avian coccidiosis is the major parasitic disease of poultry that can result in the deaths of millions of birds in a short time. Prophylactic medication and live parasite vaccines are employed as therapeutics. The development of parasite strains resistant to drug treatments, and immune-evasive mutations introduced in response to live parasite treatments will soon limit the effectiveness. The USDA A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. SCICAST Stimulating Community Involvement by Cultivating Screencast Technologies

    SBC: Inquiry Technologies, LLC            Topic: 86

    Achievement levels of U.S. K-12 students continue to decline compared with those of students in many foreign countries - especially in math and science. Based on current U.S. standards alone, two-thirds of our 8th grade students lack proficiency in core disciplines related to science, math, and reading. This same data for many of our resource-limited rural school districts is even more troubling. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. Leaf-specific post-emergent herbicide application

    SBC: CONCURRENT SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Glyphosate had been used for decades as a pre-emergence herbicide in commercial agriculture. The introduction of herbicide-resistant GMO soybeans and other herbicide-resistant crops made glyphosate the most popular herbicide for grain farmers in the U.S. As the use of glyphosate in post-emergence applications increased, several important weeds, among them Palmer amaranth or pigweed (Amaranthus pal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Novel, Allergen Specific, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Use in Laboratory and Inline Food Process Monitoring Applications

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 85

    The emerging challenges associated with human exposure to food allergens have fueled an urgent need for development of novel detection and sensing systems. Food industries, regulatory agencies, and allergy suffers require the ability to quickly test and continuously monitor in-situ for specific allergens and/or food contaminants in food and food processes.Film that adhere specifically to nut aller ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Using Black Soldier Flies As a Tool for Rural and Community Development

    SBC: Permetia Envirotech, Inc.            Topic: 86

    This Permetia Envirotech, Inc. research and development initiative is meant to help address four important problems. The first is the need for economic opportunity, growth and development in rural communities that has been well documented by USDA. The second is the problem of disposing of millions of tons of food waste and manure generated in both rural and urban settings each year - waste that of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. An improved bioassay for the surveillance of dioxins in the U.S. food supply

    SBC: 490 BIOTECH INC            Topic: 85

    Dioxin and other dioxin-like chemicals are persistent environmental pollutants that threaten human and animal health due to their stability in the environment and their ability to accumulate in the food chain toward eventual human consumption. Incidents of dioxins being found in the food and animal feed chain have led to numerous recalls with consequent impacts on human and animal health as well a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Low-Cost Pathogen Detection System for Food Safety

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 85

    Food safety is a global problem, which costs the world billions of dollars and over a million lives annually. Access Sensor Technologies proposes to develop a rapid, low-cost, easy to use system for the measurement of food borne pathogens. The proposed kit builds off of patent-pending technology that will deliver exceptional ease-of-use as well as performance metrics (time, cost, labor) exceeding ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture

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