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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. Resilient Wayside Structures to Reduce Severity of Passenger Equipment Collisions and Derailments

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: 171FR3

    Proposal title: Resilient Wayside Structures to Reduce Severity of Passenger Equipment Collisions and Derailments Additional passenger fatalities/injuries can occur during derailments involving interaction with wayside structures. Analogously, automobile fatalities often result from interaction of vehicles with roadside structures; personnel hazard reduction is a key design criterion for roadsid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Combatting potato soft rot with free-living phagocytes

    SBC: AMEBAGONE, INC.            Topic: 82

    Our need:Potatoes are the fourth most consumed crop in the world, after rice, wheat, and corn. According to 2016 data from the USDA, potatoes are also one of the most important agricultural crops in the world and are the leading vegetable produced in the USA. In 2016 alone, 44B pounds of potatoes were produced in the USA with a production value of $3.9B. Moreover, potatoes readily adapt to a wide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Biodegradable Lubricants from Renewable Feedstocks

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 88

    Current agriculture and off-road equipment requires the use of lubricants to ensure efficient operation of integral hydraulic and gear driven systems. The lubricants, either oils or greases, aid in reducing friction, dissipating heat, prevent oxidation, and seal of water and debris from vital areas of the equipment. During operation, equipment may have slight leaks or suffer catastrophic failures ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Production of Refined Cane Sugar from Sugar Mills without an Attached Refinery

    SBC: CHOU, CHI            Topic: 85

    The one-step cane sugar process respondsto the USDA NIFA SBIR Program Priorities in regards to agriculturally related manufacturing technology and energy efficiency. The technology developed from this project will (1) reduce the energy and water consumed per cane sugar product, (2) provide an economic alternative for producing U.S. Food Grade sugar worldwide, (3) eliminate hazardous solid waste pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Recycling Nutrients from Dairy Effluent into NOP-Compliant Agricultural Inputs

    SBC: Midwestern Bioag, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The consumer demand for organic food is growing faster than the supply. This is particularly true for large-scale row crops that go into staple foods and into animal feeds. As a result, about 80% of the primary organic grain supply is imported. Less-pronounced, but similar imbalances exist for specialty crops. Midwestern BioAg (MBA) has been supporting conventional and organic farmers for 35 years ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Modified Partitioned Aquaculture System (P.A.S.) To Produce High Value Fish For Human Consumption

    SBC: J M MALONE & SON INC            Topic: 87

    The traditional fish farming industry in the U.S. is currently faced with rising costs, labor shortages, competition from lower cost imports, increasing environmental regulation, and decreasing water supplies. Sales of the domestic channel catfish industry alone fell from $423 million in 2011 to $301 million in 2014. Catfish acreage in Arkansas which totaled 30400 acres in 2007 (NASS 2008), was re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Go Write

    SBC: Attainment Co., Inc.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In this project, the team will develop a prototype of GoWrite, a platform designed for students with moderate to severe disabilities to guide instruction in writing. The cross-curricular intervention will have four modes including instruction, writing about academic content, journaling, and social media. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with 30 students (10 each in grade school, middle scho ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. sHLA Protein Chip

    SBC: GENOMICS USA, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    AbstractsHLA Protein ChipThe class IABCand class II HLA proteinsDRBDQDPcomprise the heart of the inducible human immune systemFor organmarrow and stem cell transplantationthe development of serum born antibodies against one or more of those many HLA proteins comprises the best and earliest test for transplant rejectionBecause of the enormous medical importance of transplantationserum testing for t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Proximity-Based Fire Alert Notifications for Hearing Impaired

    SBC: KnewTek            Topic: na

    This project develops smoke detector hardware and an associated smartphone application which, upon detection of an environmental threat (e.g., a fire), automatically pushes alert notifications directly to individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing via a cellular telephone or smart device application. The alert notifications are transmitted to telephones or smart devices within proximity of the sm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Development of Taenia Solium Specific Aptamers for Diagnostic Assays

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: ODCDC

    The parasitic tapeworm Taenia solium causes two diseasestaeniasisadult worm in the intestineand cysticercosistissue infection by the cystwhich can lead to seizuresThe Tsolium life cycle involves both humans and pigshowever humans are the only definitive host for the adult Tsolium tapewormDiagnosing people infected with the adult worm is a critical step toward eliminating Tsolium althogetherHowever ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services

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