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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. Development of Rigorous and Reliable Methods to Preserve Maize Pollen

    SBC: Accelerated AG Technologies, LLC            Topic: 82

    The seed industry generates tremendous value from hybrid crops relative to varietal or self-pollinated crops. For example, while corn (a hybrid crop) and soybeans (a self-pollinated crop) were planted on approximately the same land area in the U.S. in 2015, the total value of the corn hybrid seed industry was greater than 4x the value of the soybean seed industry. However, producing hybrid seed is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  2. Deriving a new biobased product from wastewater: Production of a slow release algal-based fertilizer.

    SBC: GROSS-WEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 84

    The release of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus into our natural waterbodies is a major issue negatively impacting the United States environmentally and economically. It is estimated that it costs the Gulf Coast fishing industry approximately $82 million per year. This issue is caused by misplaced nutrients. This project uses an algae-based treatment system to remove nutrients from a plac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Membranes for Sweetening of Manure based BioGas

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Every year over 1 billion tons of fresh animal manure is produced in US and it raises pollution concerns. "Anaerobic digestion" is an environmental friendly and energy efficient way to dispose animal manure. Animal manure is converted to biogas and digestate through this process. The animal manure digestate has a much less pollution potential than untreated animal manure and can be used as a chemi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Design Environment for Educator-Student Collaboration Allowing Real-Time Engineering-centric, STEM (DESCARTES) Exploration in Middle Grades

    SBC: Parametric Studio, Inc.            Topic: 1

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of Descartes, an online game and simulation platform for design-to-build engineering projects for students in grades 4 to 7. The prototype will include a virtual workspace for students to create and test models. Students will apply learning to design a boat using engineering principles, and the prototype will incorporate a 3D printer to create a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  5. Novel SCD1 inhibitors for treatment of cancer

    SBC: MODULATION THERAPEUTICS, INC.            Topic: 102

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma mccRCC is an incurable cancer with a year survival of less than for which novel therapeutic agents need to be developed urgently It is notoriously resistant to chemotherapy and radiation Although molecularly targeted therapies have led to an improvement in survival the benefit is rather limited due to event ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. A microchip to analyze trafficking leukocytes in Alzheimer’s disease patients

    SBC: IsoPlexis            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Alzheimerandapos s disease AD is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases that lead to detrimental outcomes such as progressive memory deficit and cognitive impairment Although it is expected that the prevalence of AD will double over the next years currently no widely accepted molecular biomarkers for early detection or non invasive monitoring ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Production of Image Guided Metastatic Melanoma Therapy Radiopharmaceuticals

    SBC: VIEWPOINT MOLECULAR TARGETING, LLC            Topic: 102

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Melanoma the fastest growing cancer incidence in the world today and the American Cancer Society reports that death rates for melanoma continue to rise Alarmingly melanoma is the most common cancer in young adults under One characteristic of metastatic melanoma cells that is recognized as a potential target for new therapies is upregulation of cell surfac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Discovery of Novel Pharmaceutical Agents for Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

    SBC: EMMYON, INC.            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Skeletal muscle atrophy is a highly prevalent condition caused by advanced age muscle disuse chronic illness critical illness and malnutrition In addition to being very common muscle atrophy has serious consequences including weakness reduced activity and quality of life falls fractures extended hospitalizatio and rehabilitation nursing home placem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. The Virtual HAZMAT Response Academy: Advanced Training Technology for HAZMAT Responders Using Next-Generation Internet

    SBC: World 2 Systems            Topic: 113

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant This proposal addresses topics of interest to the NIEHS Advanced Training Technologies ATT Program to andquot develop ATT products that will support high quality health and safety training for hazardous materials workers emergency responders and skilled support personnel andquot We propose to develop a Web based Virtual HAZMAT Response Academy VHRA with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Lake Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Mapping and Analysis Platform (CHAB-MAP)

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: NIEHS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Concern over toxins and public health threats resulting from Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms CHABs have gained attention as reoccurring and seasonal blooms persist in many waters It has also been suggested that climate change is increasing the frequency intensity and duration of CHABs Broadly cyanotoxins can be described as having negative health im ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services

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