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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. Microbial Enhancement of Flax to Replace Fishmeal and Oil in Salmonid Diets

    SBC: MONTANA MICROBIAL PRODUCTS, LLC            Topic: 8110

    Flax containing omega 3 fatty acids and relatively high protein content offers advantages as a potential source of plant protein and oil to replace fishmeal and oil in aquaculture feeds; reducing both pressure on marine fisheries and the principal source of contaminants in farmed fish. MMP ahs used innovative fungal culture technology in separate processes to develop low cost, multi activity cell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. Pneumatic Conveyance Technology for Native Seed Harvesters

    SBC: Arbuckle Ranch, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Reclamation or restoration of sustainable native grasslands is constrained by the lack of seed of many difficult to harvest species. The lack of seed of many species stems from the lack of harvest equipment that can effectively dislodge, separate, convey, and off-load seed with challenging morphologies. The project will develop a pneumatic conveyance technology to integrate with the seed dislodgem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Camelina Sativa: A Multiuse Oil Crop for Biofuel, Omega-3 Cooking Oil, and Protein/Oil Source for Animal Feed

    SBC: Great Northern Growers Cooperative            Topic: N/A

    Situation Camelina sativa (camelina, false flax, or Gold of Pleasure) is an under-utilized crop that contains valuable oil, fiber and high quality protein with many potential uses in both nutrition (human and animal) and industrial applications: Camelina has been evaluated for oil production in the US (Robinson, 1987; Putman et al. 1993), but surprisingly, it has not yet emerged as a viable US cro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of Environmentally Safe Transgenic Turfgrass with Improved Traits

    SBC: HybriGene, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Trait improvement of turfgrass through genetic engineering is important to the turfgrass industry and the environment. However, the possibility of transgene escape to wild and non-transformed species raises commercial and ecological concerns. The purpose of this project is to determine the usefulness of genetically engineered male sterility in turfgrass for producing stable, environmentally safe t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Development of a Novel "Systematic, Integrated Component Approach" To Produce Artificial Diets for Monarch Butterflies, Queen Butterflies

    SBC: INSECT DIET & REARING INSTITUTE, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Millions of brush footed butterflies, are sold yearly for education, research, environmental concerns, and for ceremony. However, monarchs and are among the most popular products. Also, because of environmental concerns, monarchs are important to ecologists, educators, and biotechnologists. However, monarch availability is limited and costly because rearing requires fresh milkweeds. We will develo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Bacillus Mycoides: Induced Systemic Resistance for Disease Control in Agricultural Crops

    SBC: MONTANA MICROBIAL PRODUCTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Microbial or biochemical agents that control plant diseases by inducing systemic resistance to pathogen infection could play a significant role in crop disease management. Bacillus mycoides, isolate J, BmJ, represents the first such agent that acts by foliar (rather than root) application and that does not cause leaf tissue damage in any plants. Disease control with this strain was previously demo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of a Lightweight, Modular, Pediatric Wheelchair1

    SBC: THREE RIVERS HOLDINGS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Further refinement of a Phase I developed prototype tilt-in-space wheelchair called the PALM specifically designed to meet pediatric needs; verification of functionality with end-user testing and evaluation will also be conducted

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  8. Enhanced digital imaging for improved vascular access

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Phase I Arete Associates and Infrared Imaging Systems Inc. propose an innovative technology development that will safely and efficiently improve vascular access for cannulation by providing real-time high resolution enhanced imagery of the vascular structure in the region of interest. The proposed device overcomes deficiencies in current practice, and of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Trainable Early Warning System for Epileptic Seizures

    SBC: CHATTEN ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individuals with epilepsy, their families and the professionals that treat them have long felt the need for reliable warning of an impending epileptic seizure. In Phase I, we developed a unique, multi-parameter, individualized, trainable seizure predetection system which extracts spectral, wavelet and time domain features and uses recurrent neural networks to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Array-microscope slide scanner system

    SBC: DMetrix, Inc            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (PROVIDED BY APPLICANT): We propose the development of an innovative, economical, array-microscope digital slide scanner to generate virtual slides in histopathology. This instrument will be capable of scanning a microscope slide in a single sweep at a numerical aperture of NA = 0.65, covering the entire width and length of a slide with 0.47- um sampling. The fundamental innovation con ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Health and Human Services

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