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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. Development of Native Kelp Culture System Technologies to Support Sea Vegetable Aquaculture in New England Coastal Waters

    SBC: Ocean Approved, LLC            Topic: 817

    This Phase I research effort is to design and develop “seed” nursery methodologies for development of commercial-scale production of young kelp plants, specifically Saccharina latissima (Phase I), Alaria esculenta and Laminaria digitata (Phase II). The project objectives include: (1) Establishing unialgal cultures from wild-collected material, (2) Determining the key culture condi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. Construction and Tidal Current Testing of Field Scale Model of Breus Rotor

    SBC: Breus, Sergei            Topic: 815

    Maine Blue Stream Power proposes to construct a field scale (2m diameter) prototype of a hydrokinetic energy conversion device, the Breus Rotor (patent pending), and perform in-stream tidal testing. The problem that Main Blue Stream Power addresses in this proposal is the extraction of energy from a wide range of marine current speeds with low impact on the marine environment. In prelimi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  3. Hybrid System for Ultrasound Signal, Spectral, and Image Analyses to Enhance Meat Quality Evaluation in Food Animals

    SBC: BIOTRONICS, INC            Topic: 83

    Determining meat quality attributes in food animals is essential for genetic selection, sorting, and marketing. Ultrasound techniques have the potential to benefit the swine industry for improvements in both quality and yield measures by non-destructive and non-invasive means. Biotronics, Inc. has developed and markets products for evaluation of percent intramuscular fat (% IMF) in longissimus dor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. Ambient Processing and Nutritional Assessment of Reduced-Trypsin-Inhibitor & Low Oligosaccharide Soybean Products

    SBC: SCHILLINGER SEED INC            Topic: 85

    The current state of the art of soybean processing requires heat processing to eliminate anti-nutrition factors and make the protein available for digestion. The proposed research will investigate the opportunity to process a new soybean variety that has been traditionally bred (not genetically modified) to eliminate and/or significantly reduce these anti-nutrition factors. This research will inve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. Next Generation Energy Efficient Supplemental Lighting for Plant Production

    SBC: CYCLOPTICS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 813

    Greenhouse farming is an absolute necessity to revive and create local agriculture industries in northern climatically challenged regions with short growing seasons. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) has made significant strides in greenhouse farming technology. State of the art CEA farming utilizes direct control of lighting, temperature and CO2 in a hydroponics environment. Key advantages ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. Replicon Particle Vaccine for White Spot Syndrome Virus in Marine Shrimp

    SBC: HARRISVACCINES, INC.            Topic: 87

    WSSV is the most serious disease in farmed marine shrimp causing considerable financial losses throughout the last decade across the globe. It infects a wide variety of crustacean hosts including numerous species of wild and cultured marine shrimp, crayfish, and prawns. Although a multitude of vaccination strategies have been attempted with mixed results, no viable commercial product exists on the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. Developing elderberries as a specialty crop by supporting a growers` network and by conducting prototype development of nutraceu

    SBC: ELDERTIDE LLC            Topic: 812

    US federally funded research and international research is connecting elderberry (S. nigra and S. canadensis) to the treatment of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, AIDS, herpes simples virus HSV-1 and influenza types A and B. Many of these studies have focused on the presence of high levels of antioxidants present in the berries of these perennial shrubs. Today, consumers understand the important r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. NE shellfish farming candidate: Factors regulating survial & growth of Arcitc surfclam & Mactromeris polynyma in experimental field studies

    SBC: Pemaquid Oyster Company, Inc.            Topic: 87

    The Arctic surfclam, Mactromeris polynyma, is a relatively large bivalve (75 - 125 mm) that is similar in appearance to the more common Atlantic surfclam, or hen clam, Spisula solidissima. Its major distinguishing feature, and one that makes it particularly appealing as a culture candidate for consumption in both domestic and Asian markets, is a purple foot and mantle that turns red when cooked, s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. Hard clam farming in eastern Maine: field experiments to evaluate biological & economic efficacy of field-based nursery and grow-out phases

    SBC: LEACH, JESSE            Topic: 87

    We have discovered the easternmost commercial population of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria (L.), in the U.S., in the waters of Eastern Maine. In 2007, we received permission from the State of Maine to lease a 6-acre tract in the shallow subtidal of Goose Cove (Trenton) to farm cultured hard clams. This is the first-ever lease of this type in eastern Maine. Working with our research partners fro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Demand Driven Healthcare Scheduling using Flexible Shifts and Monte-Carlo Simulat

    SBC: ACME EXPRESS, INC.            Topic: NINR

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The shortage of nurses and medical technologists is accelerating. Shortages can be reduced by scheduling staff to precisely meet the hour-by-hour demand for medical service. Think of bank teller scheduling, where more staff are scheduled at peak demand. Current attempts to schedule to demand are relatively primitive: a small number of quantized fixed shifts, fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Health and Human Services

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