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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. Cost-Effective Biomass Conversion via an Online Carbohydrate Monitoring Device

    SBC: ADVANCED MICROLABS, LLC            Topic: 88

    Biomass is a renewable resource with high potential to achieve cost effective, reliable, and environmentally friendly energy to the American consumer, but yet is still deemed inefficient. First, current methodologies only allow conversion of cellulosic materials into biofuel, leaving energy-rich hemicellulosic material unutilized. Second, even though carbohydrate conversion is the focus of biomass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  2. Development of Novel Calcium Receptor Based Mineral Supplementation Technologies For Inland Shrimp Aquaculture

    SBC: VIRGINIA COBIA FARMS            Topic: 87

    Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of ionic composition of water and diets used in inland marine shrimp aquaculture. We propose to develop a feed and/or water additive approach to address this issue by using our knowledge of calcium-sensing receptors (CaSRs) in crustaceans and their roles in osmoregulation, nutrient sensing, and gowth. By supplementing diets with specific CaSR modulat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a Mycoherbicide for Control of Dandelion

    SBC: Agricultural Resch Init            Topic: 82

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program will evaluate a fungal organism as a mycoherbicide for control of dandelion in the turf. Because of significant growth in the turf grass industry and the subsequent increase in use of chemical herbicides, this technology can have impact to lessen environmental issues surrounding pesticide use, especially in areas of high public contact such a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. Bioremediation of Animal Wastewater Using Oil-Rich Microalgae

    SBC: ALGAEN CORPORATION            Topic: 811

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project aims at developing an advanced biotechnology for bioremediation of animal wastewater by using oil-rich microalgae. Rapid growing animal farming industries (hog, poultry, cattle, and dairy) have generated tremendous amount of animal wastes that have become important sources for environmental pollution. Current method of disposing untreated ani ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. Traceability of Shrimp Utilizing Trace Elemental Analysis

    SBC: APPLIED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 85

    Globalization of our seafood supply, the lack of international standards, and the numerous reported instances of fraudulent labeling of seafood products has reduced consumer confidence in seafood across the country. In addition, concerns of this rampant mislabeling of seafood products, which could lead to seafood safety issues, have prompted many to look at traceability as a means to track seafood ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. Resequencing Microarray-based Diagnostic Assay for High Priority Swine Infectious Diseases

    SBC: TESSARAE, LLC            Topic: 83

    National swine health statistics indicate a growing death rate due to respiratory disease in both the nursery and grower/finished phases in swine (Swine 2006, APHIS, USDA). In 2006, veterinary diagnostic testing revealed that Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome was the most prevalent of the diagnosed diseases in breeding herd and nursery pigs (Swine 2006, APHIS, USDA). Additional disease ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. OpenTreeMap: Tools for Collaborative Urban Forestry

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 81

    Air quality and stormwater runoff are two of the primary environmental challenges facing our cities. Creation and maintenance of a healthy urban forest is an important factor reducing water runoff and improving air qualityl The reduction in stormwater runoff and energy consumption facilitated by street trees not only provides quality of life benefits for urban citizens, but financial benefits as w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. Selection and Genomic Characterization of Honey Bees Resistant to Viral Pathogens

    SBC: Bee Power, LP            Topic: 82

    Honey bee populations, especially managed honey bees, have been adversely affected by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), Varroa destructor mite infestations and viral pathogens. A variety of viral pathogens have been identified as potential factors contributing to CCD, and viral pathogens are vectored by Varroa mites. Honey bee viruses, including deformed wing virus (DWV), cause individual honey bee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. Sequential injection enzymatic assay for melamine detection in food.

    SBC: BIOO SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION            Topic: 85

    Protecting the integrity of the nation's food from contamination by toxins is a very serious challenge for our country. Melamine, in particular, is a toxic substance which has recently emerged as a serious threat to the safety of the U.S. food supply. Recent, widely-reported food and feed contaminations by melamine have fueled an increased demand for improved assays to screen the food supply for m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Plant Produced Porcine IL-12 Vaccine Adjuvant for Swine Flu and Other Viral Diseases

    SBC: Biostratagies, LC            Topic: 82

    As the nation attempts to meet the challenges posed by the spread of pandemic influenza there is a need for innovative strategies to produce effective vaccines for humans, poultry and livestock. Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a potent adjuvant of cell-mediated immunity that has been shown to enhance protection afforded by influenza vaccines. The use of IL-12 adjuvant could improve vaccines for several ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture

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