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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. System For Biologic Control of Soybean Cyst Nematode

    SBC: 3BAR BIOLOGICS INC.            Topic: 82

    This project will develop and qualify a system that is capable of treating soybean farming operations where susceptibility to SCN is the primary yield limiting pest. Soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines; SCN) is the major pathogen of soybean causing over $1 billion in crop losses annually. SCN is now considered endemic to North America and is spreading as more acres of land are planted in so ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  2. Development of Rigorous and Reliable Methods to Preserve Maize Pollen

    SBC: Accelerated AG Technologies, LLC            Topic: 82

    The seed industry generates tremendous value from hybrid crops relative to varietal or self-pollinated crops. For example, while corn (a hybrid crop) and soybeans (a self-pollinated crop) were planted on approximately the same land area in the U.S. in 2015, the total value of the corn hybrid seed industry was greater than 4x the value of the soybean seed industry. However, producing hybrid seed is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Deriving a new biobased product from wastewater: Production of a slow release algal-based fertilizer.

    SBC: GROSS-WEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 84

    The release of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus into our natural waterbodies is a major issue negatively impacting the United States environmentally and economically. It is estimated that it costs the Gulf Coast fishing industry approximately $82 million per year. This issue is caused by misplaced nutrients. This project uses an algae-based treatment system to remove nutrients from a plac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. An Innovative Method For Drying Hay

    SBC: GIRD SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 813

    This research supports the development of an innovative method of drying hay that will help to reduce farmers' dependence on good weather for hay harvesting. Currently, farmers need to dry hay down to 15% moisturein the field after mowing to allow for proper storage. Typically, this drying process takes 3 days of good weather (warm, sunshine, breeze) which can be rare, especially in the spring ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. In-Flight Measurements of Spray System Droplet Size for Aerial Chemical Application

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The spray application of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and growth regulators produces substantial benefits in crop yields. Aerial spray application of bulk materials offers advantages such as efficiency, speed, and access to constrained areas. However, a disadvantage with spray application is the unintended drift of spray droplets. Spray drift reduces efficiency, increases cost, and produces ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. Design Environment for Educator-Student Collaboration Allowing Real-Time Engineering-centric, STEM (DESCARTES) Exploration in Middle Grades

    SBC: Parametric Studio, Inc.            Topic: 1

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of Descartes, an online game and simulation platform for design-to-build engineering projects for students in grades 4 to 7. The prototype will include a virtual workspace for students to create and test models. Students will apply learning to design a boat using engineering principles, and the prototype will incorporate a 3D printer to create a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  7. Developing a novel adjuvant system for therapeutic vaccines against lung cancer

    SBC: FasCure Therapeutics LLC            Topic: 102

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Therapeutics is focused on the development of adjuvant systems with desired immune activities for targeted indications The Companyandapos s immune stimulatory adjuvant platform builds on combinatorial use of immune agonists with distinct immune targets and mechanisms of action for the generation of therapeutic immune responses Critical to this platform techno ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. MySearch: Purposeful Individual and Independent Activities for Persons with Early to Moderate Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    SBC: Linda-&-Cameron, Inc.            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant In the United States today million people are living with Alzheimerandapos s disease AD Alzheimerandapos s Association With increased diagnostic accuracy for detecting AD early stage cases of AD are rapidly growing These individuals especially when placed in residential care settings can present significant behavioral challenges to staff mem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Production of Image Guided Metastatic Melanoma Therapy Radiopharmaceuticals

    SBC: VIEWPOINT MOLECULAR TARGETING, LLC            Topic: 102

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Melanoma the fastest growing cancer incidence in the world today and the American Cancer Society reports that death rates for melanoma continue to rise Alarmingly melanoma is the most common cancer in young adults under One characteristic of metastatic melanoma cells that is recognized as a potential target for new therapies is upregulation of cell surfac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Discovery of Novel Pharmaceutical Agents for Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

    SBC: EMMYON, INC.            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Skeletal muscle atrophy is a highly prevalent condition caused by advanced age muscle disuse chronic illness critical illness and malnutrition In addition to being very common muscle atrophy has serious consequences including weakness reduced activity and quality of life falls fractures extended hospitalizatio and rehabilitation nursing home placem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services

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