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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Porous Membrane Electrode for Quantitative Detection of Toxins

    SBC: Mercury Science Inc.            Topic: 816N

    There is a need for a simple, portable, quantitative method to monitor the presence of Harmful Algal Blooms. Electrochemical detection offers some advantages for analysis, but traditional sensors are not practical for routine field use. Adapting colorimetric immunoassays on porous, flow-through electrodes can provide a means for rapid, low-cost, portable quantitative environmental analysis. Thi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  2. Improved Transit Rider Experience

    SBC: MERCURY DATA SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 121FT1

    We propose to develop an advanced navigation solution for public transportation passengers that will guide them from their origin to single or multiple destination points and across multiple modes of transportation. Passengers will simply need to enter their destination (and optionally a starting point) and the system will select optimal and alternative routes. The navigation software will run on ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  3. Enhanced hemoglobin production in neonatal piglets with FCP, a low molecular weight iron chelate

    SBC: BIOLINK LIFE SCIENCES INC            Topic: 83

    The modernization of the US swine industry has been critical to the sustainability and global competitiveness of US swine production. At the same time, modernization has also required dramatic changes in animal management. By housing pigs indoors, producers have caused the unintended problem of iron deficiency anemia in neonatal pigs. This problem has been further exacerbated by advances in geneti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  4. Wireless Sensor (WISER) Track-and-Trace: Autonomous, Cost Effective, Item-Level Food Safety from Field to Fork

    SBC: WISER Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Innovation in perishable foodstuff track-and-trace is of critical importance to cost and time-sensitive customers such as the food industry where spoilage is of concern, safety and security are paramount, and counterfeit and bio-terrorism prevention are urgent priorities. The proposed research would evaluate the feasibility of a low cost, highly accurate track and trace supply chain technology tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  5. Production of high protein distillersâ dried grains with solubles (HP-DDGS) to replace fish meal in aquaculture diets.

    SBC: DAST            Topic: 87

    In 2007, wild captured fish accounted for about 15.7% of the animal protein consumed by humans on a global basis, and per capita consumption of fish and shellfish products is increasing, parallel with the global human population. Unfortunately, harvest rates of wild fish have decreased by ~0.7 mmt per year over the past 20 years, and the FAO recently reported that 53% of the world's wild fish ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  6. Farmhand Foods: Developing Innovative Business and Marketing Strategies that Create Market Opportunities for Small-Scale Livestock Producers

    SBC: FIRSTHAND FOODS            Topic: 812

    The US is rapidly losing small-to-medium scale farmers. In the 10 years between 2007 and 1997, the U.S. lost over 11,000 farms and over 32 million acres of farmland. To save and attract new farmers to agriculture requires that farming be a profitable enterprise and that farmers have access to wholesale markets. Industry trends in consolidation and vertical integration, particularly in the meat ind ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  7. Production of the organic herbicide Mevalocidin by fungi

    SBC: Mycosynthetix, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Fungi are microorganisms which are found throughout the world and are responsible for many natural processes including the decomposition of plant material and subsequent release of carbon, the preparation of food and beverages, as the source of pharmaceuticals, as well as the cause of a variety of diseases. It is estimated there are 1.5 million species of fungi in the world and the largest organis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  8. Robust and Sustainable Utilization of Biofuel Co-Products to increase Biorefinery Diversification

    SBC: Piedmont Biofuels Industrial            Topic: 88

    Reducing foreign dependence on petroleum-based materials is a key to enhancing the US agricultural economy in the long-term. In recent years with the rising costs of petrochemical prices, there has been an increasing interest in renewable sourced specialty chemicals. Presently, less than 4 percent of U.S. chemicals sales are biobased in origin. A recent USDA analysis puts the potential biobased ch ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. Engineering Photosynthetic Cyanobacteria to Produce the Energy-Dense Fuel Farnesene from Carbon Dioxide

    SBC: DAST            Topic: 88

    The goal of the project is to genetically engineer photosynthetic cyanobacteria that will synthesize farnesene from carbon dioxide. The work will then involve shutting down pathways that compete for carbon in an attempt to maximize the amount of farnesene that can be produced. Then we will do tolerance testing by culturing the cyanobacteria in varying concentrations of the end product(s) in order ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  10. 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 II 2012 Department of Education

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