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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. Production of native bumble bees for pollination of west coast crops

    SBC: MITEBEE FARM INCORPORATED            Topic: 82

    Farmers in the USA have largely depended on the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, for crop pollination. In recent years, Varroa mites, Tracheal mites, Nosema, Viruses and Colony Collapse Disorder have reduced the availability of honey bee colonies. This has created a critical need for additional managed pollinators. Mason bees, leaf cutter bees and bumble bees are being managed to varying extent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. Investigation of Fire Fighting Gel Injection For Use With Helicopter Water Tank System to Combat Forest Fires

    SBC: SIMPLEX MANUFACTURING CO            Topic: 81

    The company estimates that if this new tank capability can be developed it has the potential to replace older helicopter tank systems and become the industry standard, included in mandated specifications for helicopter tanks by the USFS. The company estimates that new product sales of the resulting product could be in excess of twenty million dollars over the next five years This project will serv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. The Flex Pump- An Innovation in Solar Water Pumping

    SBC: LIUJIA USA LLC            Topic: 84

    There is a great need for low-cost, efficient, reliable solar water pumping systems for agriculture. Especially for small farm applications, solar water pumping is a potential solution for crop irrigation and livestock watering where it reduces labor and allows the use of otherwise unusable land. Our Phase I objective is to create a working pump prototype that is as close as possible to a final ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. Project NumberShire: A Game-Based Integrated Learning and Assessment System to Target Whole Number Concepts

    SBC: Thought Cycle            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Prior research points to several features of technology-based math games that may be important for supporting the learning needs of students with or at-risk for disabilities. These include games that engage students in highly motivating narratives, provide focused foundational knowledge and scaffolding of learning whole numbers concepts, and provide performance monitoring capabilities. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  5. HealthChecker: Development of an Accessible Web-Based Application for Self-Assessment of Personal Health and Wellness by Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops and evaluates HealthChecker, a web-based application. The design employs a cognitively accessible graphic user interface to lead an individual with cognitive disabilities through a daily self-assessment routine, querying the presence or absence of symptoms such as physical pain or discomfort. Simple self-care options are presented based on user input. HealthChecker is evaluat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  6. VISTA: A Novel Therapeutic Target That Negatively Regulates Immunity

    SBC: IMMURX LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We have discovered, characterized and functionally defined a novel, immune inhibitory ligand. This ligand is hematopoietically-expressed, a distant member of the B7 Ig-superfamily, and its extracellular domain bears homology to the B7 family ligand PD-L1. This molecule is designated as V-domain Immunoglobulin Suppressor of T cell Activation (VISTA). Distinct fr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Scleroderma Subtyping from Fresh and Archived Biopsies using NextGen Sequencing

    SBC: CELDARA MEDICAL, LLC            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease that presents with a heterogeneous and complex phenotype. Major manifestations of the disease are skin fibrosis, vascular dysfunction, and immune system activation. There are no validated diagnostic markers. There are no curative treatments. One in three patients dies within 10 years of diagnosis. Some drugs (de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Palliative Care Provider Online Education in Evidence-Based Complementary Therapi

    SBC: Collinge And Associates, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Palliative care represents one of the most rapidly expanding sectors of health care. Its rapid growth has been accompanied by widespread needs for training of multidisciplinary personnel to work with the unique set of health issues specific to its population of patients - not only those at end-of-life, but also patients with long- term, incurable, chronic and d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Targeted Treatment of Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer with Anti-AbnV2 Antibodies

    SBC: Woomera Therapeutics, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase 1 project is to improve an effective treatment of recurrent small-cell lung cancer (rSCLC) by targeting a tumor-specific abnormal receptor, AbnV2 that is a surface-marker of the disease. Currently, there is no effective treatment for rSCLC. Our data show expression of this abnormal vasopressin V2 receptor (AbnV2 ) is a common featur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Computerized System for Phonemic Awareness Intervention

    SBC: BIOSPEECH INC            Topic: NIDCD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Phonemic awareness, defined as ... the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in spoken words (National Institute for Literacy, 2000), is considered a necessary skill for literacy. The financial and quality-of-life costs of these impairments are significant, not only because of the link with reading difficulties and hence with fut ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services

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