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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. Interactive CD Guide for Food-Borne Fungal Identification

    SBC: BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Filamentous microfungi (often colloquially known as "molds") are a major cause of food wastage throughout the world, accounting for the loss of about 10% of all food production. Although good textbooks on food mycology are available, a clear need exists for simpler and more visual identification systems. Because of ease of manufacture and use, interactive potential and ability to display color pic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. Detection of Termites Using Distributed Wireless Monitoring

    SBC: Hatchpoint, LLC            Topic: N/A

    While termites inflict almost $4 Billion dollars in damage per year in the United States, termite control still depends upon labor intensive and expensive manual monitoring techniques. This project will determine the feasibility of deploying acoustic sensor arrays that will alert a Pest Management Professional (PMP) of termite activity.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Cost Effective and Reliable Anaerobic Digestion for Agricultural By-products

    SBC: HANSEN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The current problem with on farm anaerobic digesters is the high failure rate. Some failures are do to plugging because of the viscous and heterogeneous nature of agricultural animal waste. Other digesters have been abandoned because the management of the digester was too difficult or required to much time. The purpose of this project is to develop a novel method along with the machinery capable f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Dietary L-Thyroxine to Induce Molt Without Feed Withdrawal in Laying Chicken, Broiler Breeder, and Turkey Breeder Hens to Extend Production

    SBC: Hooge Consulting Service            Topic: N/A

    Molting (reproductive rejuvenation) of poultry to extend table or fertile egg production is a well accepted commercial practice in the U.S. However, the conventional method of ~10-day feed withdrawal to induce molt is increasingly viewed as unacceptable by McDonald's, Wendy's, AVMA, and the egg consuming public. The use of dietary L-thyroxine (T4; the natural molting hormone) for poultry can provi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Predictive Modeling of the Engineered Wood Properties Using Genetic Algorithms with Distributed Data Fusion

    SBC: Microbial Insights, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem: The U.S. forest products industry contributed $406 billion to the U.S. economy and employed 2,140,399 people in 2002. Currently the forest products industry is facing unprecedented competition from international imports and high wood costs. In 2003, the engineered wood panel sector produced 64.3 billion square feet of panels of which wood waste ranged from 3% to 9%. Reducing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Biomimetic Intervertebral Fusion Devices

    SBC: Amedica Corporation            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Current interbody fusion devices for lumbar fusion need improvement owing to lower than desireable success in fusion and difficulty in postoperative assessment effusion. A promising and novel approach for intervertebral fusion is to provide a cortico-cancellous structure that can withstand spine load adequately and provide a bioactive bony ingrowth surface to e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. COMMERCIALIZATION OF GRAPHICAL INTRAVENOUS DRUG DISPLAY

    SBC: APPLIED MEDICAL VISUALIZATIONS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Applied Medical Visualizations has developed a real-time graphical display showing model-based predictions of drug pharmacology (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), intended for use by anesthesiologists in the operating room. The administration of intravenous drugs improves when anesthesiologists are able to visualize model-predicted concentrations, effe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Specific Diagnostic for Members of Genus Mycobacterium

    SBC: ATOM SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A novel microarray-based system is proposed for diagnosis of tuberculosis and tuberculosis-like respiratory infections. This diagnostic system offers a parallel method to screen clinical samples for the presence of DNA sequences from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of human tuberculosis, and closely related mycobacterial species, while simultan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. REBREATHING ABSORBER TO SPEED EMERGENCE FROM ANESTHESIA

    SBC: Axon Medical Inc            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): When general anesthesia is administered, anesthetics in the form of vapors are delivered to a patient in 1% to 5% concentrations. Once the surgical procedure has been completed and anesthesia is no longer administered, blood carries the inhaled anesthetic from the brain to the lungs where it is exhaled from the body. The higher the brain blood flow and the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. High Purity Amphotericin B: A Safer Antimycotic in AIDS

    SBC: CUMBERLAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and the University of Mississippi Mycotic Research Centers' long-term goal will be to improve anti-fungal pharmacotherapy particularly for patients with human immunodeficiency infections (HIV). We are jointly developing a high purity amphotericin B (AmB HP) product for intravenous administration. The nominal purity of AmB HP is 95%; ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services

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