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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. Facilitating Rural-Urban Trade and Technology Flows

    SBC: CEO Praxis Inc            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: A growing number of economists and policymakers contend that finding new ways to connect to the markets, and technological innovation of metropolitan areas, will be a critical challenge for rural companies and communities who now face thin local markets and thin networks of firms and support institutions, e.g. finance. This research will lead to the commercialization of two ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  2. Use of Site-Specific Recombination for Hybrid Rice Production

    SBC: HybriGene, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Based on previous work we anticipate that this project will provide a proof of principle for hybrid rice production as an attractive alternative to the use of CMS in rice. We expect that this technology will become standard to the rice industry and integrated into worldwide breeding programs. We also anticipate that this technology will be used in a wide array of other cerea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhancing Elderly Balance & Gait Using Mechanical Noise

    SBC: AFFERENT CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): EIderly falls constitute one of the most costly health problems in the U.S., both in terms of expense to the healthcare system and in individual suffering. Fully one-third of people over age 65 fall each year, many incurring significant injuries that strongly impact their long-term health prospects and productivity. Although many factors contribute to the prop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Enhancing Elderly Balance & Gait Using Mechanical Noise

    SBC: AFFERENT CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): EIderly falls constitute one of the most costly health problems in the U.S., both in terms of expense to the healthcare system and in individual suffering. Fully one-third of people over age 65 fall each year, many incurring significant injuries that strongly impact their long-term health prospects and productivity. Although many factors contribute to the prop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Intracranial Brain Function Mapping System

    SBC: CHATTEN ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A computer controlled switching stimulator/amplifier is proposed which is capable of delivering electrical stimuli between pairs of intracranial electrodes, while simultaneously monitoring the EEG potentials on all implanted electrodes immediately before and after stimulus application In phase 1, a key feasibility issue will be to study the electro-chemical ef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. REAL TIME DETECTION OF BACTERIA IN PLATELET CONCENTRATES

    SBC: BCR DIAGNOSTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bacterial contamination of blood products is currently a major problem in transfusion medicine and a leading cause of transfusion-related deaths. Platelets are particularly susceptible to contamination because they are stored at room temperature. BCR Diagnostics, Inc. (BCR) has developed a novel biosensor platform for detecting low levels of bacteria in r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Development of a Friction Drive Inclined Platform Lift

    SBC: HANDI-CABINETS ETC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A feasibility study for the development of a friction drive inclined platform lift will be conducted. The proposed approach will utilize a twenty-year old design that was never sold commercially due to cost ineffectiveness, and nonconformance to safety regulations. This project's main technical innovation will be to replace the major cost component of the twen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Immortalized Pig Hepatocytes: A Drug Discovery Model

    SBC: MULTICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Drug-drug interactions can occur in a multiple drug regimen, where one drug interferes with the metabolism of another, leading to dangerous, unpredicted, and potentially fatal concentrations of medication. Unfortunately, a significant number of such drug interactions are first recognized during clinical trials. This nonrecognition of drug metabolic interactions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Individualized Expert Systems for Weight Management

    SBC: Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (Provided by applicant): The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically over the last two decades. Overweight and obesity, the second leading preventable cause of death, poses a major public health challenge in that it increases the risk of chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality. Clinic-based program ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Multi-media Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescents

    SBC: Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Obesity and overweight are of epidemic proportions and has almost tripled in the past two decades for adolescents. Since adolescence is the period of greatest risk for developing adult obesity, we propose to develop a pilot version of a multi-media interactive computer program, Teen-wise, which promotes the adoption and maintenance of health behaviors related ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Health and Human Services

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