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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. Protective Probiotic Microbes Against IHNV Infection in Rainbow Trout

    SBC: ABN            Topic: N/A

    Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) causes a significant proportion of disease in trout as well as in salmon. However, there is currently no commercial vaccine available to easily immunize fish against IHNV. A preventive treatment to reduce these considerable losses would be a significant contribution to the farmed salmonid industry. Bacteria belonging to the genera Pseudomonas, Achromo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  2. The Inflammatory Cell Differential Counter, A New Tool to Combat Mastitis On-Site

    SBC: Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Mastitis, an infection of the milk-producing glands of dairy cows, is a $5 billion problem worldwide. The current, on-site method used to diagnose mastitis, and to monitor its incidence, is to count the total number of "body cells" (white cells and other body cells) present in the milk. There has been little change to this method over the last ten years. Academic studies, conducted with complex in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  3. Encapsulated Earthworm Cocoon (eggs) Viability Studies for Sustainable Soil Management

    SBC: Advanced Biotechnology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Our assertion is that intensive tillage methods have destroyed the viability of our croplands over the last one half century. In order to maintain the ability of these lands to grow crops, we have used and over-used chemical fertilizers which pose an ongoing environmental threat to our air and waterways. The benefits of conservation tillage methods are widely known, however the time to successfull ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  4. Soybean Oil Based High Performance Nanocomposites

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Epoxidized soybean oil has not been evaluated as a composite matrix to create high performance composites A. Natural fibers and nanoclay particulates will be evaluated as matrix additives to the epoxidized soybean oil. B. The purpose of this study is to evaluate an extrusion based freeforming process to align the fibers and obtain improved mechanical properties.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  5. Processing of Poultry Manure for Fuel Gas Production

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural activities produce large quantities of animal wastes in the form of manures. Currently, the accumulation of manures from animal husbandry operations is a serious threat to water supplies. The technology for conversion of poultry manure into fuel gases by using heat can be integrated with internal combustion (IC) engines, microturnines, or fuel cells and have widespread agricultural us ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of a Volatile Antibiotic Producing Fungus for Control of Soil-borne and Postharvest Diseases

    SBC: AgraQuest, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agriculture is in need of safer products to replace methyl bromide and other synthetic pesticides. Soil-borne diseases caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Verticillium and Phytophthora are a major problem in horticulture, field crop production and greenhouses causing root rots, wilts and loss of vigor and yield. Methyl bromide, a potent ozone-depleting agent being phased out by 2005, is frequently use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  7. Innovative and Low Cost Process to Produce Isoamyl Acetate using Metabolically Engineered E.Coli

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Natural flavor compounds find wide applications in the food, feed, cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and isoamyl acetate is an important flavor ester. In this research program, a low-cost process is proposed to convert glucose from renewable sources to isoamyl acetate using a high-yielding metabolically engineered E coli. Isoamyl acetate produced via chemical synthesis results in an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  8. Enhancing Mycoherbicide Storage Capabilities Through Encapsulation Technology

    SBC: Agricultural Resch Init            Topic: N/A

    Although biocontrol technology, including mycoherbicides, has been investigated for a long period of time, few products have actually made it into the commercial loop. The reasons for this are varied and include unfavorable environmental conditions, small markets and poor shelf-life. The test mycoherbicide candidate in this project, A. destruens, is plagued by poor shelf-life and storage capabilit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. An Automated Fish Migration Pattern Monitoring System Using Shape Descriptors for Pattern Recognition

    SBC: Agris-Schoen Vision Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Fish ecology and environmental research scientists have an urgent need for an automated fish identification system for biological research. Many fish species travel great distances during their life cycle. As they travel past a narrow passage on the rivers or dams that are equipped with a fish ladder, their species, size, total number, and the time can be recorded for migration pattern and populat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. A New Process for Producing Phytosterol and Lycopene Nano- and Micro-Particles

    SBC: AKTIV-DRY            Topic: N/A

    Phytosterols and lycopene are neutraceuticals that are known antioxidants and cancer inhibitors. Unfortunately, they do not dissolve readily in body fluids and therefore present unique problems concerning their uptake by the blood stream. This project explores the ability to enhance the rate of solubility of lycopene and phytosterols by formulating tham as nano- and micro-particles.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture

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