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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 June, 2020.

  1. Delivery of nematicides to control plant parasitic nematodes by using Tobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus as a nanocarrier

    SBC: BIOPRODEX INC            Topic: 82

    We have developed a bioinspired nanoparticle technology using the coat protein (CP) assemblies ofTobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus (TMGMV) to deliver nematicides to roots reduce dosageand improve soil mobility efficacy and safety. The CP's zwitterionic nature allows the loading andrelease of nematicides. The TMGMV-delivered nematicides (TDN) are efficacious againstCaenorhabditis elegans in liq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. Development of a hormone implant to facilitate maturation and spawning in fish

    SBC: Live Advantage Bait, LLC            Topic: 87

    Hatchery production is one of the largest costs and restraints to fin fish aquaculture andspawning aids are ranked as a high priority drug required by the aquaculture industry.Exogenous hormone administration has been developed to induce maturation and obtainfertilized eggs.While the GnRH hormone and slow-release vehicle are not new theircombination into a commercialized product that can work be u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Novel Adsorbent Materials for Wastewater Treatment

    SBC: Novoreach Technologies LLC            Topic: 81

    With increasing global industrialization hazardous pollutants such as heavy metals organiccompounds and pesticides are being produced in greater quantities by chemical agriculturalpharmaceutical and many other industries. Since these pollutants pose serious environmentaland health threats environmental regulations require that they are removed from wastestreams such as wastewater before dischargin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Dual Plane 3D Compton Scattering Imager with Pixelated CZT Detectors for 1-10MeV Gamma Ray

    SBC: H3D            Topic: None

    Phase I has proven that the current setup achieves better than 8mm spatial resolution for 2.2MeV prompt gammas. However, 1mm spatial resolution presents a significant challenge for the current setup due in part to limited timing resolution and count rate. A new analog ASIC will be developed to replace the current analog ASIC that will have better timing resolution and deliver higher count rates. I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Development of Natural and Sustainable UV-Blocking Compounds by an Algal-Based System

    SBC: Sandbox Solar LLC            Topic: 88

    In order to meet growing demands of renewable energy photovoltaic (PV) developments willrequire significant land space for ground-mounted PV systems. This growing demand is creatingcompetition for land resources causing the most challenges for small and mid-size farms. Thischallenge can be reformed into an environmental and financial opportunity for these farms withthe increased research of co-loc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Advanced Instrumentation for Non-Nulling Stack Velocity Testing

    SBC: AIRFLOW SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: None

    Industrial facilities, manufacturing plants, and electric power plants that burn fossil fuels exhaust the combustion products to atmosphere through their smokestacks. Stack pollutant emissions are quantified using manual testing methods developed in the 1960s, which are prone to error if non-axial flow exists in a stack.Recently, NIST has been working on an improved technique of performing 3D flow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Development of a Neutron-based Nondestructive Test Method for Concrete Petrography and Chemical Analysis

    SBC: TOURNEY CONSULTING GROUP, LLC            Topic: None

    To evaluate the technical feasibility of prompt gamma neutron activation (PGAA) as an alternative to a set of standard destructive tests of concrete petrography including aggregate type, water/cement ratio, aggregate/binder ratio, density, chloride content and chloride bulk diffusion constant; and to determine the specifications for the design of a dedicated commercial laboratory-based PGAA facili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Automated Modular Algae Cultivation For Aquaculture

    SBC: Culture Fuels, Inc.            Topic: 87

    There is compelling value to feeding live algae in fish hatcheries as the current survival rate oflarvae fed frozen paste is relatively low resulting in higher costs.However the complexity andcosts of existing photo-bioreactors and the logistical costs of shipping live material over distancesare barriers to the widespread deployment of live algae as feed.Culture BioSystems has successfully grown a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Tangler OFM Technology, Advanced Mating Disruption That Provides for Rapid and Cost Effective Application

    SBC: Ridge Quest, Inc            Topic: 82

    Many factors acting together including concerns aboutworker safety food safety pesticide resistance and new regulations governing pesticides haveheightened grower awareness to reduce insecticide inputs and increase reliance on biopesticides.Foremost among the forces leading to change is the need to reduce input costs in order tomaintain economic viability. Mating disruption is among the most effec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Optimizing Boar Sperm Fertilization Competency

    SBC: UNIVERSAL PIG GENES INC            Topic: 83

    Problem: U.S. swine herd reproductive performance is limited more by sire subfertility than dam. Today’s boar semen processing and handling techniques have been largely unchanged since the 1980s. The newly identified, but long-­‐time existing technical problem is that current techniques promote non-­‐desired biological events during storage that shorten the in vivo lifespan, deem a conside ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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