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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 September, 2020.

  1. High-Throughput Manufacturing Methods for Engineered MRI Contrast Agents

    SBC: ADVANCED RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 9010368R

    This project focuses on developing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent that may increase the detection of tagged cells by a factor of 10-100. The ability to noninvasively track specifically labeled (tagged) cells, enables a researcher or medical treatment professional to dynamically monitor the delivery and targeted application of medicinal and bio-reactive agents.

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. A Tool for Building Semantically Interoperable Specification and Standards

    SBC: XSB INC.            Topic: 9010273R

    Standards and specifications are widely used in government and industry to define requirements for products and processes and insure interoperability, safety, and quality of industrial and domestic products. Specifications and standards documents almost always cross-reference other standards and specification. Taken together, the web of interdependent standards forms an immensely important knowled ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Value-Added Use of Non-Wood Biomass Combustion Ash Towards Production of High Performance Geopolymer Concrete

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 88

    This project develops markets for value-added and large-volume use of the non-wood biomass combustion ash generated in power plants and biorefineries. The targeted applications are concrete construction materials where the chemistry of non-wood biomass ash can be used beneficially to realize improved performance characteristics. The new concrete materials offer significant economic and sustainabil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of Scaled Manufacturing for Mycological Soilless Growth Media

    SBC: Ecovative Design Llc            Topic: 82

    Soilless growth mediums widely used throughout the horticultural industry are either synthetic in origin, or require synthetic chemicals and energy-intensive processing. Ecovative's biomaterial aims to displace these non-renewable, energy-intensive, materials using its product consisting of a self-assembling, moldable mass of fungal mycelium. Mycelium act as a biological resin, binding togethe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. Fluorescent Aptamer Test Strips for Food Safety Testing

    SBC: Operational Techologies Corporation            Topic: 85

    The lateral flow (LF) or immunochromatographic (IC) test strip is a staple test format in the food safety testing arsenal. However, the sensitivity of LF assays is limited partly due to antibody affinity and partly due to the visual detection limit of colloidal gold or colored latex particles. Operational Technologies Corporation (OpTech) has developed hundreds of high affinity candidate DNA aptam ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. High throughput salmonella detector

    SBC: NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.            Topic: 85

    1. This project will focus on detecting live Salmonella organisms in industry-relevant large sample volumes faster, at lower cost, and with comparable accuracy to existing methods. Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness. The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that Salmonella causes 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths per year. Many of these cases could be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Veterinary probiotic preparations to protect against plant toxins

    SBC: Hexpoint Technologies LLC            Topic: 83

    Ingested plant and fungal toxin poisonings account for as much $1 billion per year in livestock losses for US farmers and ranchers. Additional indirect losses from inability to use infested pasture lands and contaminated feed and fodder expand problems for agriculture. An additional economic concern stems from threats to export markets. Feed and fodder exporting is a multi-billion dollar enterpris ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Low Cost Sensing and Assessment of Grapevine Canopy Density for Improved Grape Production and Quality

    SBC: MOAI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 813

    This project will develop and test a solution that will provide grapevine canopy density measures using low-cost off-the-shelf LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and intelligent processing. It will be affordable, usable by vineyard workers with minimal training, and have high diagnostic value to the vineyard manager who is responsible for making canopy management decisions and for the qua ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. WEB-BASED TOOLS TO ENHANCE LIVESTOCK INFRASTRUCTURE IN REGIONAL and LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

    SBC: Bos Native Meats, LLC            Topic: 812

    This project seeks to introduce web-based technology tools to the livestock industry that would equilibrate business risks between farmer and processor, moving the relationships toward mobile technology for convenience and reliability, and increasing business efficiency for both parties.Our project is designed to make small to mid-sized livestock farms more profitable by assuring the availability ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Novel Portable Detection Device for Neonicotinoids: Surveillance of their Presence and Link to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

    SBC: SEACOAST SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: 813

    There is a growing body of evidence that neonicotinoid based insecticides are partly responsible for the so-called bee colony collapse disorder in which entire colonies of Western honey bees die off. However, many experts believe that more scientific research is needed before supporting a ban of these pesticides to take them off the market. Seacoast is developing an innovative analytical device to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
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