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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. Polyvalent Vaccines to Protect Poultry from Avian Influenza

    SBC: MEDIGEN, INC.            Topic: 83

    Medigen successfully designed and tested a conceptually novel VLP design as a vaccine for avian influenza (AI). This vaccine isnot dependent on egg production and allows protection against multiple AI viruses by using a single preparation of VLP vaccine. For example, we demonstrated that co-expression of H5, H7, and H9 HA proteins along with other influenza proteins resulted in a triple-HA H5/H7/H ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  2. Automated Inspection and Coding of Cases on Produce Packaging Lines

    SBC: RSI SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 813

    In response to recent spinach and tomato/pepper recalls, the produce industry launched the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) to institute electronic traceability standards. PTI created standards for marking produce cases which includes embedding a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), lot/batch, and/or harvest date within a barcode. These new standards present challenges for adoption within the ind ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  3. Low-Cost High-Energy Extended Rotor Turbine

    SBC: SONSIGHT INC            Topic: 86

    Well over 50 % of US land area constitutes low wind-speed sites, yet current wind turbines are not effective in low winds. To extract significantly more energy from such DOE Class 1 or Class 2 wind sites requires substantially increasing turbine blade rotor diameter (wind power is proportional to the square of the blade diameter). Recently, we have successfully demonstrated advanced low-RPM genera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  4. Bacteriophages for reducing Vibrio tubiashii associated mortality of shellfish

    SBC: Intralytix Inc            Topic: 87

    This project aims to develop a phage-based product (VTP-100) that will contain a mixture of lytic phages effective against a variety of hatchery strains of Vibrio tubiashii. V. tubiashii is a major cause of larval shellfish mortality, which results in increased costs to the aquaculture industry and consumer. Therefore, if our V. tubiashii phage preparation is successfully commercialized, its use c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  5. Development of IMNV Resistant Heritable Transgenic Litopenaeus vannamei

    SBC: TRANSGENADA ENTERPRISES, INC            Topic: 87

    Aquaculture stands as a potential solution for the long-term production of animal protein worldwide and is reported to achieve some of the highest feed-to-protein conversion ratios when compared to poultry, cattle, and pig farming. The shrimp aquaculture specifically, suffers from periodic and devastating disease outbreaks that continually limit crop yields. This effect stifles the development and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  6. A New Approach for Resistant Starch in Wheat

    SBC: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 85

    The United States is facing increasing levels of childhood obesity that have more than tripled in the past thirty years. With obesity comes a higher risk of related health issues such as diabetes. This project is focused on the development of novel wheat varieties for the production of high resistant starch foods. Resistant starch is considered a form of dietary fiber with beneficial health effect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  7. An Automated Lapping Apparatus and Process for High-Precision Random Profile Roughness Specimen Fabrication

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 9020268TT

    The measurement and quality control for smooth engineering surfaces are becoming more and more important in modern science and technology due to their important engineering functions and high production costs. NIST has frequently received requests from U.S. industry to provide Standard Reference Material (SRM) high-precision, random profile roughness specimens to support smooth surface measurement ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. High-Sensitivity, Low-Cost, Surface-Acoustic-Wave Based Microscale Thermogravimetric Analyzer for Nanoparticle Characterization

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    To meet NIST’s need for development of a new electronic system for microscale thermogravimeter nanoparticle analysis, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) proposes a high-sensitivity, high-accuracy, low-cost, surface-acoustic-wave based microscale thermogravimetric analyzer (SAW-µ-TGA). The proposed approach is based on XII-developed surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor technology, which is capable of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Climate Impact Visualization Tools Using Virtual 3D City for Community Based Planning and Outreach

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 931RC

    Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes an innovative visualization tool that transforms online GIS mappers into a climate impact assessment and planning tool that allows planners to visualize the impact of storm surges with sea level rise and coastal erosion using a 3D virtual city. The goal is to assist planners and emergency services to adapt to climate change at three tiers: i) Tier 3 (Long-te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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