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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. Analyzing Human Dimensions of Software Engineering Processes

    SBC: APPLIED VISIONS, INC.            Topic: SB172007

    The Secure Decisions team will conduct research to: 1) determine how human dimensions of software engineering (SE) processes influence software security and quality; and 2) develop mechanisms for measuring these relationships in both open source and closed (private) development environments. The human dimensions of interest are: characteristics and behaviors of developers and development teams; en ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Semi-Autonomous Follow-me Biomass Baler

    SBC: AUTONOMOUS TRACTOR CORPORATION            Topic: 813

    This project addresses USDA-NIFA's research priorities regarding crop management systems that promote energy conservation and efficiency, including the use of alternative and renewable energy resources. This proposal outlines a plan to prove the research concept of a Single-pass Autonomous Follow-me (SAF) Baler. The SAF baler is intended to bale the available supply of corn stover during corn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a low-cost natural pigment production in a GRAS yeast

    SBC: ARCH INNOTEK, LLC            Topic: 88

    Carotenoids, the basic source of yellow, orange and red, are among the most common, naturally occurring pigments. Because of their antioxidant properties and colors, currently, carotenoids are used commercially as feed additives, natural food colorants,??dietary supplements and cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Currently, most of carotenoids used industrially are chemically synthesized from ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Highly Efficient Vitrification Device for Animal Embryos and Spermatozoa

    SBC: CRYOCRATE LLC            Topic: 83

    This SBIR Phase I project aims to develop a novel ultrafast cooling device and companion cell suspension processing device that significantly reduce the need for cryoprotectants and improve the post-thaw viability and functionalities of livestock semen and embryos. These products will potentially greatly facilitate application of livestock artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) tech ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Rapid and Portable Optical Detection System for Multiple Food-borne Pathogens, E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Enterica in meat

    SBC: Smart Diagnostics Systems LLC            Topic: 85

    Smart Diagnostics Systems (SDS) is creating its diagnostic system with a mission to protect consumers and companies from the dangerous threats and consequences that foodborne pathogens (ex. E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella, etc.) pose on a global basis. The outbreak of foodborne pathogens and foodborne illness is a significant and growing burden. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that each yea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. A durable, potent, and rechargeable antimicrobial polymer for modular conveyor belts.

    SBC: Antimicrobial Materials, Inc.            Topic: 85

    Food-borne illness remains a top concern within the food processing industry. This phase I Small Business Innovation Research projectputs forth a set of technical objectives and a series of tasks that when completed wil result in a product that will significantly impact food safety. Using patent-pending antimicrobial technology, we will create a rechargeable antimicrobial polyethylene material int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. VCPR.ORG, an Internet platform for design and management of veterinary treatment protocols for livestock, and prudent use of prescription drugs

    SBC: DAIRY VETERINARIANS GROUP            Topic: 83

    Private veterinarians, most of whom work from small independent clinical practices, are a critical link in maintaining appropriate use of the antibiotics, hormones, and other pharmaceuticals that are vital to the health and welfare of livestock. VCPR.ORG will develop an Internet-based tool set designed to help veterinary practitioners serve their clients and protect public health, as well as guard ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Scaled Growth and Production of Mycelium Resin for Low Density Engineered Wood

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 81

    Traditional engineered wood products, ubiquitous in our lives, are a human health hazard due to the carcinogenic nature of the binders used and lack of economical alternatives. The potential of mycelium binders as an alternative has become a primary research focus for Ecovative. Through the Phase I portion of this grant, Ecovative has identified low density (160-480 kg/m^3) engineered wood product ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. HVACP Processing of Almonds to Reduce Aflatoxin

    SBC: NanoGuard Technologies, LLC            Topic: 85

    High Voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma (HVACP) treatment of agricultural products is an emerging non-thermal processing (NTP) technology that effectively reduces aflatoxins (AF) and microorganisms on almonds, other tree nuts and peanuts. HVACP-based NTP provides enhanced food safety by reducing incidences of food-borne illness. It is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly processing technolog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. TOPIC 356: FLOUROGENIC ASSAY PLATFORM FOR CIRCULAR RNA DETECTION

    SBC: Lucerna Inc.            Topic: NCI

    Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a novel class of non-coding RNAs that are an abundant component of the epitranscriptome. Putative functions of circRNAs, include miRNA sequestration, RNA-binding protein scaffolding, mRNA trapping, and protein translation regulation. Deregulation in one or more of these roles has been linked to several types of cancer, including pancreatic cancer, basal cell carcinoma, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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