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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. OpenTreeID: Advancing Community Forestry with Human-Augmented Computer Vision

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 81

    The proposed research will develop new tools for automated tree species identification that will advance the collaboration of government agencies, citizen groups, and nonprofit organizations that is critical to contemporary community forestry. Proper species identification is particularly important during a tree inventory, since many diseases and infestations are species-specific. Yet the large nu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. SuperChem VR: The Immersive Reality Chemistry Game

    SBC: Schell Games LLC            Topic: 1

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of SuperChem VR, a game to support high school students' basic chemistry learning. The prototype will include a set of web-based laboratory modules which will be integrated within a virtual reality headset to allow for a 360-degree visual exploration of the environment. The prototype will also include teacher resources for classroom implementatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  4. Automated Object Contouring Methods & Software for Thoracic Radiotherapy Planning

    SBC: Quantitative Radiology Solutions LLC            Topic: 102

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant In nearly million new cancer cases are estimated to occur in the US where nearly two thirds will have treatment by radiation therapy In current clinical practice organ contour delineation on medical images is still performed with low levels of automation due to lack of highly automated commercial contouring software This deteriorates therapy plann ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  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. New piperazines effecting Abeta oligomer displacement from neuronal receptors

    SBC: COGNITION THERAPEUTICS, INC.            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Cognition Therapeutics Inc andapos s mission is to develop effective therapeutics for Alzheimerandapos s disease Recent scientific discoveries have identified oligomers of the brain protein Abeta as toxic culprits in the disease process Cognition has discovered therapeutic molecules that displace Abeta oligomers from neurons and block the downstream pathol ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Polar sampling and optimization of protein-ligand cocrystal structures

    SBC: Gfree Bio, LLC            Topic: NIGMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Gfree Bio proposes to collaborate with Professor Bajaj and his group at the University of Texas to develop a general and much more theoretically rigorous algorithm for fitting the ligand binding region of experimental protein ligand cocrystal structures Current methods and practices often lead to very poor geometries for the bound ligand This is a significant ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Biological super-resolution imaging using high-index microspheres for cancer research application

    SBC: SphereVis LLC            Topic: 400

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Optical microscopy is the most commonly used imaging technique in life and material sciences however the spatial resolution of any standard microscope is fundamentally limited by the diffraction of light waves which for visible light restricts spatial resolution to nm Surpassing the diffraction limit significantly impacts several disciplines such as me ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Intervention to encourage HIV Testing and Counseling among Adolescents

    SBC: Schell Games LLC            Topic: NICHD

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant HIV disproportionately impacts minority adolescents and most of them have neither undergone HIV testing and counseling HTC nor know their status Adolescence is a andquot window of opportunityandquot to intervene with HIV behavior change interventions Challenges to implementing and disseminating some effective HIV prevention programs in adolescents may lim ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Oscillated Needle System to Reduce Stress, Pain Response, Heel Damage and Developmental Harm from Recurring Heel Sticks in Neonates

    SBC: ACTUATED MEDICAL, INC.            Topic: NICHD

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant This Phase I STTR in response to RFA HD andquot Non or Minimally Invasive Methods to Measure Biochemical Substances during Neonatal and Perinatal Patient Care and Researchandquot develops and tests Baby Gentle Stick BGS a handheld device to decrease the distress of repeat blood sampling in neonates BGS combines delivery of vibration induced ane ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services

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