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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. STTR Phase II: Improved Addressing Speed of Plasma-sphere Arrays

    SBC: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project is a study to expand the high speed addressing work conducted under Phase I using monochrome Plasma-spheres to color Plasma-spheres. Plasma-spheres are hollow transparent shells that encapsulate a selected pressurized gas. When a voltage is applied across the shell, the gas ionizes and glows. Plasma-spheres are applied to flexible, el ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase I: Controlled Phase Separation for Graphic Smart Card Display

    SBC: KENT DISPLAYS, INC.            Topic: MM

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project shall develop and model phase separating materials for passively-driven graphical displays, which are needed for smart cards that can display graphic images. Nearly all consumer credit cards used today have no functional display. Since the numbers and security codes on the cards cannot be changed, fraudulent use is estimated to be as high as ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase II: Active Fiber Optic Sensor Array for Cryogenic Fuel Monitoring and Management

    SBC: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a multi-functional active fiber Bragg grating sensor technology for the monitoring and management of cryogenic fuel such as liquid hydrogen and liquefied natural gas. The proposed technology uses in-fiber light to actively adjust sensor temperature, which will drastically improve responsivity and sensitivity of fiber sens ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  4. High throughput aligned nanofiber multiwell plates for glioblastoma research

    SBC: Nanofiber Solutions, Inc.            Topic: BMS

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to address the unmet need for high-throughput, cost-effective research tools to model the metastasis of cancer cells. The proposed research objectives are to (1) discover cost-effective, commercially scalable methods allowing the production of aligned nanofibers in a 96-well plate format and (2) verify that the fiber alignment is ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Science Foundation
  5. STTR Phase I:Novel Nanostructured Substrates for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)

    SBC: LXD            Topic: MM

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop a new type of nanostructured substrate for applications in arsenide detection using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Arsenic is a well known toxic chemical which exists in both nature and industrial processes, and its detection and monitoring at very low concentration is highly desired. SERS, which relies on Raman sig ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Science Foundation
  6. STTR Phase II:Engineering Clostridial Fermentation for Biobutanol Production

    SBC: BIOPROCESSING INNOVATIVE COMPANY INC            Topic: EO

    This STTR Phase II project will develop novel engineered Clostridia strains for fermentation and economically produce butanol as a biofuel from sugars derived from starchy and lignocellulosic biomass. The conventional acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation has low butanol yield (

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  7. STTR Phase I: A Gas-Solid Spouted Bed Bioreactor for Solid State Fermentation to Produce Enzymes and Biochemicals from Plant Biomass

    SBC: BIOPROCESSING INNOVATIVE COMPANY INC            Topic: BT

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project will develop a gas-solid spouted bed bioreactor (SBB) for solid state fermentations (SSF) to produce hydrolytic enzymes (e.g., amylases, phytase, chitinase) and biochemicals (e.g., lactic acid) from solid starch materials. SSF offers higher production rates and easier product recovery compared to submerged fermentation (SmF), ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase II: Compact, Lightweight Flexible Fuel Reformer for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)

    SBC: CATACEL CORP            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project demonstrates a flexible fuel reformer (FFR) that employs unique mechanical construction and operation to enable extended catalyst life in the presence of sulfur-containing heavy fuels. The FFR utilizes a low-cost heat exchanger that is constructed from metal foil and coated with a dual-function sulfur-tolerant catalyst. Combustion and ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: DNA Assembly for Directed Expression of Industrial Enzymes Using a Novel Hyperthermophilic Genome

    SBC: IXPRESSGENES, INC.            Topic: BT

    This Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project aims to exploit a newly sequenced genome of a hyperthermophilic microorganism for the production of thermal stable enzymes that are useful for molecular engineering and industrial application. The targeted DNA coding regions can be prepared for recombinant protein expression without extended manipulations in restriction digest and liga ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase I: Photochemically Switched Chiral Materials for Chiral Nematic Displays

    SBC: KENT DISPLAYS, INC.            Topic: CT

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to synthesize and characterize new optically addressed molecular switches and incorporate them into an innovative reflective display films. These materials will then be studied for optical addressing and erasing of high-resolution images under various molecular alignments achievable in an electro-optic driven bi-stable display cell. ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation

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