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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. SBIR Phase I: Data-Driven Module for Prediction of Materials Physical-Chemical Properties Using Machine Learning

    SBC: AQUANRG CONSULTING INC.            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project is to develop a novel web application for faster and more accurate estimation of important physical and chemical properties of materials used by engineers and scientists from various academic and industrial disciplines. Oil and gas, mining, nuclear waste management, and environmental consulting compan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  2. SBIR Phase I: Antibacterial Nanotopography for Orthopedic Fixation Devices

    SBC: Tyber Medical LLC            Topic: BM

    This SBIR Phase I project addresses the unacceptable incidence of orthopedic device-related infections, as well as the dangerous rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria. More than 100,000 implanted orthopedic fixation devices (pins, plates, and screws) acquire bacterial infections each year in the US, accounting for approximately $1.5 trillion in associated medical and surgical treatment costs. Furt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  3. SBIR Phase I: Generating HLB and canker resistant citrus trees using CRISPR/Cas9

    SBC: SOIL CULTURE SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: BT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to engineer resistance to two bacterial diseases in citrus trees, Huanglongbing (HLB) and citrus canker. HLB and canker have cost growers billions of dollars in destroyed trees and are decimating the Florida citrus industry. In Florida, annual citrus production has fallen from 242 million b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase I: Tactile sensing for spinal-needle placements

    SBC: IntuiTap Medical, Inc.            Topic: MD

    This SBIR Phase I project will develop an innovative imaging device that applies tactile sensing to the surface detection of vertebrae to help clinicians place needles for the nearly 13 million diagnostic and therapeutic spinal punctures performed in the United States each year. The standard of care involves manual palpation of the back to estimate a vertebral gap for needle insertion. This techni ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Durable Superhydrophobic Smart Coating with Active Corrosion Protection

    SBC: SYNMATTER LLC            Topic: MI

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to create a cost-effective, high-performance anticorrosive coating for protecting metal structures, particularly in marine environments. High value assets that are essential parts of the US energy infrastructure, such as offshore oil and gas platforms, marine ships and wind turbines, are ex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: Novel Field Drug Test System for Law Enforcement

    SBC: IDEM, LLC            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is to improve law enforcement (LE) effectiveness in battling the illegal drug epidemic in the U.S. Death rates related to drug use have been increasing yearly and exceeded 72,000 Americans in 2017. To control this epidemic, the President?s 2019 Budget Request called for $30B in federal funding to combat illegal drug use, presenting a commerci ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: A New Approach for Isolating Leukocyte Sub-populations to Enable Efficient Manufacturing of Cellular Therapies

    SBC: HALCYON BIOMEDICAL, INC.            Topic: BT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will be to develop a microfluidic device for cell therapy manufacturing. Advantages in terms of cost and quality of the cell products produced by the proposed technology should benefit clinical researchers and cell therapeutics. Further, by providing an efficient, standardized, and scalable ap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: A chemical assay kit for the high-throughput screening of chiral amine enantiomeric excess

    SBC: Enantiosense LLC            Topic: CT

    This SBIR Phase I project seeks to commercialize new sensor technologies that enable the rapid measurement of the handedness of molecular mixtures. Like screws and keys, many molecules possess a certain handedness that can be important when interacting with living systems. This issue is vital to pharmaceutical research, where one handed form of a drug may result in benefits while the opposite form ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: Building Emotional Intelligence Through the Connected Readers Program

    SBC: DIVERSE EMERGENT ENGINEERING PROSPECTIVE -DEEP- DESIGNS LLC            Topic: EA

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will address the challenge of developing students? empathy and emotional self-awareness with a mobile-based platform. Aligning with the NSF's mission to develop innovative education programs to enhance aspects of emotional intelligence, this project will address three major pain points for young learners with far-reaching implications. First, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: Interactive Podcast Platform For Listening Comprehension

    SBC: Tinkercast, LLC            Topic: EA

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project intends to enhance listening comprehension skills via an innovative interactive learning platform that aligns with Common Core State Standards for listening comprehension and uses best practices in game-based learning. In 2017, 63% of U.S. 4th graders were reading below proficiency. Improving a students' level of listening comprehensio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
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