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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. STTR Phase I: Directional minimally invasive microwave antenna for precise spatial control of thermal ablation

    SBC: Precision Microwave Inc.            Topic: BM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project include development of a commercial proof-of-concept percutaneous directional microwave ablation (MWA) applicator which may provide medical practitioners a new approach for treating cancer. In clinical use, a directional MWA applicator will facilitate both procedural and technical simplification of MW ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase I: Dual-pH Water Splitting Device Comprising Earth-Abundant Electrocatalysts

    SBC: Avium, LLC            Topic: CT

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will assess the commercial viability of using new non-precious metal catalysts to produce hydrogen by splitting water. Electrolyzers made with these new catalysts have the potential to deliver higher efficiencies and lower capital costs than currently available systems. The market for hydrogen today is $115 billion per year. Currently, hydrog ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: Bio-based Manufacturing of An Anticoagulant Precursor 4-Hydroxycoumarin

    SBC: BIOTECERA INC.            Topic: BT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project is to establish a bio-based manufacturing process for the production of the commodity chemical 4-hydroxycoumarin (4-HC) in an economical and renewable way. 4-HC is a direct synthetic precursor used to manufacture widely used oral anticoagulants, such as warfarin, acenocoumarol, and phenprocoumon. In a ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase I: TeraLink- Next Generation Free Space Optical Communications System

    SBC: R-DEX Systems, Inc            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be the development of a high speed and reliable wireless technology that will enable telecommunications and wireless network operators to keep up with society?s bandwidth and information needs. The tremendous growth of multimedia users and Internet traffic has placed a significant strain on existing communication networks. Over three bil ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Science Foundation
  5. STTR Phase I: Microbial Production of a Multifunctional Natural Product 5-Hydroxytryptophan

    SBC: BIOTECERA INC.            Topic: BT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project will be to develop a microbe to produce 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) for use as a dietary supplement, and as an animal feed supplement. 5-HTP is a multifunctional natural product that has been used as antidepressant, sleep aid, and appetite suppressant worldwide. In addition, 5-HTP can be used to preve ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  6. STTR Phase I: Development of a novel patient-operated, color-based, disposable diagnostic self-test for anemia

    SBC: Sanguina, LLC            Topic: BM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is high and focuses on optimizing an inexpensive, disposable, home-based self-test for anemia that can potentially serve millions of people in the U.S. suffering from anemia, including patients with blood diseases, chronic kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and inflammatory diseases.. This scre ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  7. STTR Phase I: Carbon Nanotube Enabled High-Temperature Wireless Sensor System

    SBC: EngeniusMicro, LLC            Topic: EI

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will develop innovative sensors based on vertically aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) diode structures to increase the range and performance of wireless microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors in high-temperature environments. Currently, wireless sensors are limited by the need to protect the electronics from the sensor envi ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  8. STTR Phase I: Novel Peptide Hydrogel for 3D Cell Culture

    SBC: Pepgel, LLC            Topic: EB

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to use a newly discovered peptide (h9e) hydrogel technology to provide an affordable and easy-to-use 3D cell culture system with high throughput screen and accurate in vivo representative. To bridge the fundamental understanding of cellular characteristics and the extensive complexity of tissue and organs, hydrogel is the most pro ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: Polymer electrosonic actuation microarray: Low-cost tool for transfection of biological cells

    SBC: OPENCELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: EB

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will prove the technical and commercial feasibility of a single-use polymer microarray for electromechanical transfection of biological cells. Alternative gene transfer solutions are needed to access the potential held in biopharmaceuticals, gene therapy, and stem cell research. Although physical methods for gene transfer (e.g., electr ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase I: Adaptive Miniaturized Ultrawideband Antenna

    SBC: Wang Electro-Opto Corporation            Topic: ES

    This proposed Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase-I project aims at an adaptive ultrawideband miniaturized antenna with the capability of real-time adaptation to changes in mobile operating environments. The research addresses an apparently insurmountable technical problem epitomized by the recent call dropping problem of smart phones resulting from its contact with the user's han ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation

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