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  1. Hybrid System for Ultrasound Signal, Spectral, and Image Analyses to Enhance Meat Quality Evaluation in Food Animals

    SBC: BIOTRONICS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Determining meat quality attributes in food animals is essential for genetic selection, sorting, and marketing. Ultrasound techniques have the potential to benefit the swine industry for improvements in both quality and yield measures by non-destructive means. There is a need to continually improve percentage intramuscular fat estimation accuracy and reduced bias, especially before integration of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  2. Enhancing Pork Quality and Value Using Live Animal Ultrasound Technology for Better Breeding and Marketing Decisions

    SBC: BIOTRONICS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Consumers and an ever growing segment of the pork industry know that more optimal levels of marbling must be put back into the high-value pork cuts. Biotronics, Inc. is developing technology to solve this problem by using real-time ultrasound to measure the percent of intramuscular (% IMF) fat in live pigs and hot carcasses. The premise of the project is that swine breeders can be rewarded financi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  3. Developing a Pyrolysis Platform Biorefinery (1) High Quality Bio-Oil

    SBC: Frontline Bioenergy, LLC            Topic: N/A

    "This proposal, lead by Frontline BioEnergy, teams with the Iowa State University (ISU), Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) to develop high quality, time-stable and storable fast pyrolysis oils in phase-I that are useful for production of fungible liquid fuels such as diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. Our approach uses novel filtration techniques to reduce total alkali contamination in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  4. Ambient Processing and Nutritional Assessment of Trypsin-Inhibitor-Null Soybean Products

    SBC: SCHILLINGER SEED INC            Topic: N/A

    Commercial soybeans require heat processing to deactivate anti-nutrition factors/enzymes. Schillinger Seed has developed a new soybean free of the key anti-nutrition Kunitz Tyrpsin Inhibitor (SKTI-Null). This new SKTI-Null) soybean presents the opportunity for ambient or cold processing of soybeans for use in food and feed. The elimination of heat processing eliminates the need of a signifcant amo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Autogenous replicon particle (ARP) vaccines for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrom virus (PRRSV)

    SBC: HARRISVACCINES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There is a clear and immediate need for improved PRRSV vaccines. PRRS is estimated to cost pork producers in the U.S. nearly $600 million annually and with a national eradication effort being proposed, the need for a second generation vaccine tool that is effective and safe is crucial. The use of a vector such as replicon particles (RP) merges subunit and modified live technologies to safely induc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  6. Rural Iowa Dialysis Patient Record Management and Transfer Method

    SBC: Tripletail Ventures, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Tripletail Ventures, Inc. aims to facilitate the creation, adoption, organization, update, transmission, portability, and sharing of rural patient health records, specifically for a Medicare certified dialysis unit. Many rural dialysis units in Iowa do not have access to their patients complete records, spend considerable time and expense tracking vital information from other providers, and do not ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. "Cyclodextrin diets for enhancing fish health"

    SBC: DIAMOND V MILLS, INCORPORATED            Topic: 87

    Aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world and accounts forapproximately 50% of the seafood consumed throughout the world. However, the demand for farmraisedfish has pushed fish production densities to new limits and this has increased the incidenceand spread of disease. There have been very few drugs developed for treating and preventingdiseases in fish. We have discove ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. Code optimization for two-dimensional distributed soil loss modeling

    SBC: AGREN INC            Topic: 84

    Central Iowa-based small business, Agren, in collaboration with the ARS Sedimentation Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, has developed two GIS-based soil loss modeling tools. Each tool combines remotely-sensed, high-resolution digital elevation models (LiDAR) and newly developed hydrologic algorithms with long standing soil-loss modeling principles. The results to date are two-dimensional ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. Next Generation Vaccine for Infectious Bovine Keratoconjuctivitis

    SBC: HARRISVACCINES, INC.            Topic: 83

    Currently available vaccines for infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), also known as "pinkeye", have poor efficacy and low cross-protection between strains. This may be partly due to the lack of mucosal antibody responses, which are not induced by traditional inactivated bacterin vaccines. The use of alphavirus replicon particle (RP) vaccines has been shown to induce muscosal imm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. The Iowa Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Automatic Word Recognition and Decoding (iASK)

    SBC: Foundations In Learning, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of an online word recognition assessment program for middle school students who are struggling readers. The assessment will address a variety of literacy skills including decoding, fluency, and word recognition. The product will generate formative assessment profiles of individual students for teachers to provide targeted instruction. In the Phase I pilot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education

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