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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. Feasibility of a Universal Design Bathroom Sink & Vanity

    SBC: Accessible Designs/Adjustable            Topic: N/A

    People with disabilities, the elderly, and those who are non-disabled desire the development of bathroom vanity and sink designs that incorporate universal design. Developers of federally subsidized housing (HUD) and assisted living facilities have similar design needs for affordably meeting the needs of residents and accessibility laws. Phase I research found that conventional bathroom sink and v ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  2. An Optical Sensor for Monitoring Odors at Agricultural Livestock Facilities

    SBC: AeroSurvey, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  3. MEASURING RESISTANCE OF INSECTS TO BT TOXINS WITH HYDRATEABLE MEAL PADS

    SBC: Agdia, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In the summer of 1998 over 2.8 million acres of farmland in the Southern U.S. was planted in genetically engineered cotton expressing a gene derived from the bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). This Bt gene codes for production of a protein that is toxic to some of the most important lepidopteran pests of U.S. cotton. The future expansion of this new technology on more cotton acreage and in ot ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  4. Natural Product Fungicides For Control Of

    SBC: AgraQuest, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The world fungicide market is approximately $5.5 billion and is almost exclusively synthetic chemicals.Over the past decade there has been increasing concern over chemical pesticide residues in the foodsupply, in the groundwater, and associated with worker safety issues. Recent legislation may limit theuse of many existing chemicals and the cost of research has slowed the introduction of new fung ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  5. In Vitro Commercial Production Of

    SBC: AgResearch International, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Protozoal predators severely limit the successful pond cultivation of the alga Haematococcus forthe commercial production of the aquaculture industry's natural colorant astaxanthin.Commercial producers frequently experience predatory attacks that eliminate 90% of theirHaematococcus biomass within 72 hours. The development of a cost effective, commercial-scale, in vitro, predatory-free production ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of a Natural Multiporous Cellulose Fiber for Industrial Applications

    SBC: AgResearch International, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  7. GPS-Based Animal Control System

    SBC: AgriTech Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II proposal to continue the work begun by AgriTech Electronics, LC (AgriTech) on a GPS-based livestock control system. This system will exclude animals from areas, or contain them within defined boundaries, where it is impractical or inefficient to build fence to achieve this objective. These needs arise in a variety of contexts, including the exclusion of livestock from riparian a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  8. Pathogen-derived Resistance To Whitefly-

    SBC: Exelixis Plant Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The whitefly pest and vector, and the geminiviruses that it transmits, have become the principaldeterrents to vegetable production in the U.S. sunbelt states, in Mexico, and throughout the CaribbeanBasin since the introduction and spread of the B biotype whitefly vector in the late 1980's. The mosteffective means of controlling geminivirus-incited diseases is through resistant tomato varieties. ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  9. Low Cost Fuels Production from Agricultural Wastes Using Chemical Regeneration

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Bioconversion of lignocellulosic wastes to fuels and chemicals requires pretreatment to enhance conversion and reduce overall costs. Texas A&M University (TAMU) has tested a lime pretreatment process that is effective and low-cost. A significant element of the pretreatment cost is the lime regeneration system. To reduce costs, Altex has identified the Low Cost Lime Regenerator (LCLR). The LCLR is ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  10. Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering For Field

    SBC: American Research Corporation of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    The use of sub-therapeutic concentrations of anti-microbial agents in animal feed has contributed to theproductivity of the U.S. meat and dairy industries by preventing infectious diseases, by decreasing theamount of feed required and by increasing the rate of animal weight gain. However, failure to observerecommended practices of drug withdrawal can result in concentrations of antibiotic residue ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture

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