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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. Hybrid Laser Arc Welding for Thick Plate High Performance Steels

    SBC: TECHKNOWSERV CORP            Topic: 132FH1

    High performance steels were developed in a cooperative program between the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and the U.S. Navy Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. HPS70W high strength steel is currently being used in bridge structures. HPS is stronger than conventional 70W steel and has less than 15% of the sulfur and 60% of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  2. Molecular Diagnostic to Determine the Sex of Sturgeon at an Early Age

    SBC: APPLIED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: 87

    Sturgeons have very high potential to become an important and profitable aquaculture species in the US, as males are grown for meat and brood stock and female sturgeon are primarily raised for their eggs (caviar). In fact, sturgeon caviar is the highest-valued aquaculture product worldwide, selling for $104 - $250 per 50 grams (depending on the quality). One 60 kg adult female can produce approxim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Butanol Yields for Advcanced Biofuels Production Using an Electrochemical Bioreactor

    SBC: BIOCHEMINSIGHTS INC            Topic: 88

    Biofuels from agricultural sources is one component of the strategy for achieving energy independence. Specifically, bio-butanol is a more attractive fuel than bio-ethanol because it:provides better gas mileage;achieves higher blends with gasoline than bioethanol;runs in existing engines;has greater compatibility with existing fuel infrastructure;is less volatile than ethanol;is more amenable to t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Low cost approach for production of sweet proteins as sugar substitutes

    SBC: Abzyme Therapeutics, LLC            Topic: 85

    In a large portion of the population the strong desire to eat sweet foods is a major contributing factor leading to overweightness and obesity, and the concomitant predisposition to diabetes diseases. Low calorie sweeteners like Saccharin, Aspartame, Cyclamate and Acesulfame K are popular with patients affected by diseases caused by the consumption of sugar, e.g. diabetes, hyperlipemia, caries, ob ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. Automated, Personalized Formative Feedback for Student Writing with the LightSide Revision Assistant

    SBC: Lightside Labs LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of the LightSide Revision Assistant, a web-based writing program for students in grades 6 to 8. The product will include an interface where students write essays and receive instant and automatic feedback, including in-line comments. Feedback will support students using an iterative revision and reflection process when writing, in contrast with existing t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  6. Happy Atoms

    SBC: Schell Games LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of Happy Atoms, a game to support middle school students in learning about the composition of molecules. Happy Atoms will include physical manipulative balls with embedded magnets wirelessly connected to a tablet application (app) to recognize whether or not the created molecule exists and explain why or why not. The app will also include teacher resource ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  7. iPAD App for Improving Embryo Transfer Practices

    SBC: ARCHIE MD INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal will use interactive mobile technology decision aids for in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients. Phase I will focus on education patients on appropriate embryo transfer numbers. The advent of assisted reproductive technology methods has increased the incidences of high-order multiple births, which are a leading cause of long-term child morbidity, gestational hypertension, placenta p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Development of Pills or Tables to Expedite Water Fluoridation

    SBC: KC Industries, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The development & commercialization of an innovative, simple-to-use, durable & cost-effective system capable of delivering fluoride to small & med-size potable water systems is essential to increase the availability of fluoridated water to 80 percent of the nation's population by 2020 (CDC's Health People goal). To achieve this goal, a research & development Plan has been created using sodium flu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Promoting Regular Physical Activity for Older Adults through "Wayfinding" Technology

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Physical vulnerability, visual impairment, mobility limitations, and cognitive disorders can make selecting a safe & accessible walking route very challenging for many older adults. Familiar online mapping & wayfinding services can be helpful, but they do not answer important questions about the built environment that older & disabled adult face on a daily basis. What are the sidewalks like alon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Innovative Nucleic Acids to Diagnose Endemic Fungal Infections

    SBC: FIREBIRD BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES LLC            Topic: N/A

    Firebird will deliver multiplexed assays that inexpensively detect and distinguish coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis, and histoplasmosis by targeting the genomic DNA of their causative agents. This assay uses six Firebird technologies: 1. Artificially expanded genetic information systems (AEGIS), which support ultra-clean DNA amplification with ultra-low noise despite the complexity of realbiolog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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