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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. 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
  2. Novel Agrochemical Leads Derived from Molecular Fields

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: 82

    An estimated one-third of worldwide crop production is lost to pathogens including fungi. Despite advances in chemical control, the onset of resistance limits the utility of current fungicides. In addition, most pesticide research projects are terminated because of unattractive attributes of the lead chemical series, such as toxicity, manufacturing cost, or a crowded intellectual property landscap ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Transformational Approach to Managing Major Depressive Disorder Among College Students from Rural Communities

    SBC: ICONIC HEALTH, LLC            Topic: 86

    Rural college students have a significant need for improved quality and efficiency mental health services for Major Depressive Disorder. Iconic Health proposes to address this need by building upon the HomePsych communication platform, integrating a process whereby mobile symptom reporting is visually formatted for enriched understanding by mental health professionals. The HomePsych communication ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. Refinement of lead compounds to modulate water permeability through AQP4

    SBC: AEROMICS, Inc.            Topic: NINDS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cerebral edema (and its counterpart in the spinal cord) is a major contributor to the damage caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal-cord injury, and bacterial meningitis. Stroke alone is the third leading cause of death in the USA and the leading cause of disability. Unfortunately, few treatment options are available for cerebral and spinal- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Combination Treatment of tPA and Apyrase for Stroke

    SBC: APT THERAPEUTICS, INC.            Topic: NINDS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Human apyrase represents a highly promising therapy for acute ischemic stroke which is a leading cause of death and disability with almost no effective therapy for most patients. Using a protein informatics approach, we have successfully engineered a human apyrase which exhibits significantly higher enzymatic activity and platelet inhibition than the wild-type ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Combination Therapy of Aspirin and Apyrase for Stroke

    SBC: APT THERAPEUTICS, INC.            Topic: NINDS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Human apyrase represents a highly promising therapy for acute ischemic stroke which is a leading cause of death and disability with almost no effective therapy for most patients. This enzyme strongly inhibits platelet activation and aggregation with modest bleeding risk. We will validate hypothesis that in thromboembolic model of stroke in rats, combination tre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Health and Human Services

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