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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. Modification of Natural Fibers for use as Reinforcement in Advanced Composite Materials

    SBC: 3F, LLC            Topic: 88

    This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project is focused on the development of a chemical treatment for bast natural fibers called "In-Situ Polymeric Coating (IPC)". An IPC coating will enable kenaf, flax, jute and/or other bast natural fibers to replace fiberglass in thermoset structural composites. This concept involves an approach to A) solve the well known moisture a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. Self Contained Sensor and Telemetry for Remote Water Quality Monitoring

    SBC: VORTANT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 84

    It is currently time consuming and expensive to install water quality monitoring stations to report data on water quality to researchers and monitoring agencies quickly and efficiently. In this project, we will develop the technology to improve the gathering and reporting of such data. The end product after commercialization of the results of this project will be a novel system that provides real- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. Building an Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS)

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: 84

    Agricultural row crops occupy hundreds of million acres of land in the United States. Decisions regarding the implementation of tillage practices in these agricultural areas have a significant effect on other environmental outcomes including soil erosion, water quality, and carbon sequestration. In addition, the effects of tillage practices can vary due to soil type and topographic conditions. The ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. PlatinuMath: An Online Formative Assessment Math Game for Preservice Elementary Teachers

    SBC: Triad Interactive Media, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: To be qualified to teach their future students in math, preservice students need to gain specialized mathematics content and pedagogical knowledge. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based game to strengthen preservice teachers' knowledge of mathematics and provide college instructors with accurate assessments of their students' mathematical understanding. Project Activities ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  6. An Interactive Social Tutoring System to Improve and Measure Social Goals for Students Related to Academic and Other School-Related Outcomes

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Elementary school is a time of growth and development in students' social skills and peer relations. Prior research shows that students who are able to establish and maintain positive peer relations are more successful in school (including higher levels of achievement) and better able to cope with stressful life events. In contrast, students who have difficulty navigating the socio-develo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  7. A Computer-based Social Intervention for Students with High Functioning ASD: Using Technology to Improve Special Education

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (HF-ASD) face unique challenges with social skills and social relationships, often experiencing heightened levels of social isolation and exclusion from social opportunities. Without intervention, these social difficulties can interfere significantly with students’ ability to engage in and learn at school. However, few social inte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  8. Nitric Oxide-Releasing Intranasal Gel To Decolonize Biofilm-embedded S. Aureus

    SBC: Novan, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Staphylococcus aureus is the second leading cause of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. In 2003, nearly 300,000 patients in US hospitals acquired an S. aureus infection, which accounted for nearly three million days of hospitalization, 9.5 billion in excess costs, and at least 12,000 inpatient deaths. Additionally, approximately 50% of the US population ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. 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
  10. Development of a human skeletal muscle cell-based high throughput screen for musc

    SBC: ZEN-BIO, INC.            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Skeletal muscle wasting is a serious condition prevalent in the aging population (sarcopenia) and in a variety of specific diseases. This condition results in loss of muscle function through impaired muscle regeneration, resulting in an increase in falls and injuries, a loss of independence, and a reduced quality of life. These changes produce a large health ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services

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