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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. PlatinuMath: An Online Formative Assessment Math Game for Preservice Elementary Teachers

    SBC: Triad Interactive Media, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: To be qualified to teach their future students in math, preservice students need to gain specialized mathematics content and pedagogical knowledge. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based game to strengthen preservice teachers' knowledge of mathematics and provide college instructors with accurate assessments of their students' mathematical understanding. Project Activities ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  2. A Computer-based Social Intervention for Students with High Functioning ASD: Using Technology to Improve Special Education

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (HF-ASD) face unique challenges with social skills and social relationships, often experiencing heightened levels of social isolation and exclusion from social opportunities. Without intervention, these social difficulties can interfere significantly with students’ ability to engage in and learn at school. However, few social inte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  3. Picture Me Alcohol Free: Engaging Youth in Community-Based Prevention

    SBC: Prevention Strategies LLC            Topic: NIAAA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application proposes to build on the successful Phase I Picture Me Alcohol Free (PMAF) feasibility pilot study. PMAF is a community-based program designed to train groups of youth to a) represent contributing factors and consequences (e.g., social availability, alcohol-involved crashes) of underage drinking in their communities through a specific photograp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Whole-brain fluorescence and brightfield imaging at single-cell level

    SBC: DMetrix, Inc            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop an open and flexible imaging platform capable of rapid, 0.5- 5 m pixel resolution image capture of large-area histology sections (up to 125 mm by 175 mm), in brightfield and by epi-fluorescence optical sectioning. The project involves state-of-the- art instrumentation development coupled with application programming inter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Connective Tissue Motion Measure 2

    SBC: STROMATEC, INC            Topic: NCCAM

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Connective tissue dysfunction is emerging as a potentially important, and so far mostly overlooked, factor in the pathophysiology of chronic low back pain (LBP). We have developed and tested a novel instrument (StromaGlide) and test (Connective Tissue Motion Measure - CTMM) -quantifying the functional behavior of perimuscular connective tissues. The results of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. A Needle Guidance System for Hepatic Tumor Ablation That Fuses Real-Time Ultrasou

    SBC: INNEROPTIC TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop an operating-room-ready system for needle guidance in soft tissue, which fuses intra- operative ultrasound and pre-operative X-ray computed tomography (CT) data by combining two novel technologies:1) a radically different way of visualizing and interacting with the fused ultrasound and CT images, which we call Spotlight ; and 2) an innova ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Melanocortin Ligands in Disease Cachexia

    SBC: TENSIVE CONTROLS, INC.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cachexia-anorexia syndrome is a life-threatening aspect to many diseases, in particular many forms of cancer or therapies for cancer. The obvious symptoms of this disease include lack of appetite, and a loss of lean body mass disproportionate to the reduction in caloric intake. However, the less obvious effects include multi-organ failure, due to high metabolic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Software to Enrich the Noun Lexicons and Lexical Learning of Children with Autism

    SBC: LAUREATE LEARNING SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: NIDCD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to develop and field-test prototype software for a research-based vocabulary development program featuring a combined lexical-cognitive approach to noun acquisition. The target population for the curriculum will be 3-8 year old children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as a broad range of other children with languag ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Targeting Oral Biofilms with 2-Aminoimidazole/Triazole Conjugates

    SBC: AGILE SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: NIDCR

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dental caries is one of the most prevalent diseases in the U.S. with 85% of adults and the majority of children having been treated for at least one incidence. While this disease impacts all individuals, it is especially an issue for those of low economic status who have limited access to professional oral care. Dental caries is attributed to the presence of t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Improving Obesity Outcomes Through Interactive Web-Based Clinical Skills Training

    SBC: Clinical Tools, Inc            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The dire implications of the adult obesity epidemic grow worse over time. Despite front page coverage and universal agreement that the epidemic in weight gain and secondary disease establishment must be addressed, the problem continues. Intended Impact: We propose to improve outcomes of patients with obesity or at risk for obesity via a PC/mobile web-based prod ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services

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