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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. Scientific Basis for Topical Silver Fluoride in Dentistry

    SBC: Advantage Silver Dental Arrest, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall purpose of this Phase I SBIR application is conduct of research to address the scientific and technical feasibility of using diammine (also spelled diamine in the literature) silver fluoride as a topical age nt to arrest the progression of tooth decay, and to conduct the initial work that, in the longer run, will result in FDA 510 K approval of an i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Modular Field-deployable source of Carbon Dioxide for use in Vector Surveillance

    SBC: APTIV            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Carbon dioxide is a near universal attractant for blood feeding arthropods that vector human diseases. It is the primary attractant used in the standard surveillance kit deployed by entomologists for vector detection an d control. The carbon dioxide needed to monitor these pests and for deployment in pest reduction systems is often completely unavailable in rem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Gene Expression and Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease

    SBC: ARTHROCHIP, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Autoimmune diseases are thought to arise from abnormalities in innate or adaptive immune responses and most likely have both genetic and environmental components. Diagnosis of autoimmune disease is often difficult, as t he symptoms can be relatively nonspecific. Furthermore, no available blood test can accurately exclude the possibility of an autoimmune disease ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Ultra-Sensitive Molecular Diagnostic for Borrelia Species

    SBC: ATOM SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of the proposed research is to develop an enabling technology that will allow development of a molecular diagnostic for identification and discrimination among closely related bacterial species that cause signif icant disease at low microorganism numbers. The technology will be advanced through the development of a diagnostic system for detection of spe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Computer-based auditory skill building program for aural (re)habilitation

    SBC: BIOSPEECH INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the past decade, two advances have made the acquisition of listening skills and intelligible speech by individuals with hearing loss more attainable. The first is universal newborn hearing screening and the second is cochlear implantation (CI). 90% of children who receive a CI before they are 18 months old attain intelligible speech. However, intensive aura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Finding Strength in Culture: A Video Series for American Indian Parents

    SBC: InterVision Media            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over five hundred years of contact with European culture has had a profound impact on American Indian communities, with destructive policies implemented in the service of assimilation efforts that broke up the extended family and community. The strains of history pressing on American Indian families are reflected in research indicating weakened family connecti ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Web-Based Respiratory Education About Tobacco and Health

    SBC: InterVision Media            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop an interactive Internet-based program (WeBREATHe: Web-Based Respiratory Education About Tobacco and Health) to train pediatric respiratory therapists and nurses to provide brief, hospital-based tob acco cessation interventions to parents of hospitalized pediatric patients. During Phase I, we designed and evaluated a prototype program, base ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Web-based Family Intervention for Pediatric Obesity

    SBC: DESCHUTES RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recent studies indicate that the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children is very high (about 25-30 percent), and the incidence is increasing, especially among minority African- American and Hispanic children. O besity in childhood is associated with a high risk of continued obesity into adolescence and adulthood. This is of great public health signific ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Conductivity Analysis for Improved High-Resolution EEG

    SBC: Electrical Geodesics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Electroencephalography (EEG) is a powerful, inexpensive, and underutilized neurodiagnostic tool. Recent technical advances have led to dense-array EEG, with 256-channel sensor nets that can be applied comfortably in 5 minutes, inexpensive, high-performance amplification and digitization systems, methods for exact sensor registration with MR images, and flexi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Method for Analyzing Non-poly(A) RNA Transcripts

    SBC: GENHUNTER CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Much efforts in gene expression analysis in the past have been focused mainly on the messenger RNAs (mRNAs), thanks to the availability of Differential Display (DD), SAGE and DNA microarray technologies, which all targ et the poly(A) tails present in most eukaryotic mRNAs. The recent discovery of a large microRNA population begged the question of whether there ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services

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