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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. A Novel Microfludic Device for Drug Toxicity Studies

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: CBD10103

    Current drug discovery and development programs are severely limited by the expensive animal trials and oversimplified in vitro models. Results obtained from the in vitro models are not predictive of in vivo toxicity owing to significant difference in testing from the in vivo physiological conditions. In this context, we propose to develop and demonstrate a novel microfluidic device for quantitati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  2. Microfluidic High-throughput Platform for Determining of Kinetic Constants of Enzyme Variants

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: CBD10107

    Molecular biology techniques allow generating combinatorial libraries of large number of enzyme variants. However, there is currently no technology available for screening the enzyme libraries for identifying variants with improved activity for the substrate. We propose to develop a novel, microfluidic, high-throughput platform for determining kinetic constants of enzyme variants and identifying v ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Novel MicroPower Source for Insect Based Sensor and Communication Platforms

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: CBD09105

    Our objective is to develop a novel micropower source to be integrated with a microsensor, and communication chip on an insect, delivering a state-of-the-art unmanned chemical detection device. The biological fuel cell (Bio-FC) power source will leverage ongoing research at CFDRC and provide a compact/lightweight power supply for mounting on numerous types of insects and producing necessary power ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. AC Impedance Sensor for Collective Protection Filter Residual Life Indicator

    SBC: GUILD ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: CBD10106

    Guild Associates, Inc. proposes to develop and evaluate an active electrochemical sensor based residual life indicator (RLI) for adsorptive carbon filters. The sensing system of the RLI will operate by analyzing the electrochemical state of the carbon within the filter and evaluate the remaining adsorptive reactive capacities of the filter. The sensor design will be challenged against an array of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  5. In vitro Models Suitable for High-throughput Screening of Drug Toxicities in Human Tissues

    SBC: Nico Technologies Corp.            Topic: CBD10103

    The drug R&D cycle is long and very expensive. In many ways, this status quo can no longer be sustained. One of the reasons for such great cost is that the vast majority of drug candidates are screened out at the stages of animal and human trials. More efficient methods of testing of drugs at the stage of ex-vivo studies, which are substantially less expensive than animal and human testing cyc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. Bio-Inspired Dry Adhesives

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: CBD09102

    A new generation of bio-inspired adhesives is under development for controlling the face-seal leakage in respirator masks. While conventional pressure-sensitive adhesives rely on liquid-like fluidity under pressure to adapt to surface roughness, biological adhesion mechanisms employed by gecko, spider and insects rely upon the compliance of a fibrillar array to accommodate surface roughness for ma ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  7. CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

    SBC: TORCH TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: CBD09110

    information) During Phase I the Torch Technologies developed, demonstrated, and assessed the feasibility of an innovative, real-time multi-layered CW sensor data fusion network capability supporting advanced standoff detection and early warning against CB threats. Torch merged two significant technologies that we developed for the Department of Defense: 1) the ACRES CW multi-sensor data fusion t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense

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