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  1. Improve Competitiveness of Specialty Crop Production through a New Product Quality Verification Method

    SBC: SMART VISION WORKS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Agricultural sorting and grading is most commonly preformed primarily through the use of human resources. Farm workers sort crops by hand through visual inspection. This process is expensive and highly subjective. In addition the labor force is susceptible to human error which can impact the quality of the resulting data. The outcome of this project will be to increase efficiencies in the grading ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  2. X-ray Window Incorporating a Polymer Support Structure

    SBC: ML3 Scientific, Inc.            Topic: 03b

    Advances in soft X-ray detector technology have enabled higher count rates while maintaining high spectral resolution. These new superconducting detectors share the common form of a pixilated active area that must be operated in the milli-Kelvin temperature range below the boiling temperature of liquid helium. Because the cryogenic detectors are under high vacuum and must be able to sense ambien ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  3. Novel Process for Biomass Conversion

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: 21q

    The global GDP has gone up from $38 Trillion in 2000 to $60 Trillion in 2009. Price increase in consumer products is directly proportional to rate of growth of global GDP. Fatty acids form the basic building blocks of skincare as well as personal hygiene consumer products. Within the last decade, fatty acid prices have more than quadrupled. Fatty acids with carbon range of C8 to C12 are prod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  4. Low-Cost, High Efficiency Integration of Solid-State Lighting and Building Controls Using a Packet Energy Transfer (PET) Power Distribution System

    SBC: VoltServer            Topic: 03a

    Solid state lighting has not yet taken off in commercial buildings due to its high relative installed cost. On a normalized basis, solid state lighting replacement lamps are on the order of two times more expensive than equivalent compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and five times more expensive than an equivalent downlight fixture. An additional barrier relates to the performance and cost of the dr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  5. High Energy Physics Detectors and Instrumentation; A High Bandwidth LAPPD Anode

    SBC: INNOSYS, INC.            Topic: 37b

    The development of large-area (m2) photodetectors with time resolutions of picoseconds (10-12 seconds) and submillimeter space resolutions would open new opportunities in collider detectors at the Energy Frontier, kaon and neutrino experiments at the Intensity Frontier, photon detection in detectors at the Cosmic Frontier, and applications with a large impact on societal issues such as low-dose-r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Energy
  6. A Wireline-Deployed Tool for Monitoring Fluid Flow within an EGS Borehole

    SBC: Fluidtracer, Inc.            Topic: 05a

    With no moving parts other than a syringe pump, this tool will allow for the reliable measurement of flow rate as a function of depth within a geothermal wellbore and thus provide for improved reservoir management. By improving wellbore flow measurements, predictions of well performance will dramatically improve and EGS energy production will become more reliable and more cost effective.

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of Energy
  7. Rapid Detection of Endemic Fungal Infections in the U.S.

    SBC: NANOSHELL COMPANY, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Lectin recognition of fungal cell wall polysaccharides will be used to develop a rapid screening chip technology for the detection endemic fungal infection in blood. Fungal infections are life threatening to immune-compromised and immuno-suppressed patients (i.e. premature and malnourished infants, AIDS and cancer patients. seniors, and organ donation recipients). In addition to routine screenin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. A Quantum Similarity Approach for the Discovery of Anti-Trypanosome Drug Leads

    SBC: GRADIENT BIOMODELING, LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is an infectious disease with a large global health burden occurring primarily in Central and Eastern Africa. HAT is 100% fatal if untreated and the current drug therapies suffer frompoor safety profiles, difficult treatment regimens, limited effectiveness, and high costs. Furthermore, drugs that cross the blood brain barrier ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Multiplexed Ovarian Cancer Microfluidic Tissue Microarray

    SBC: Carterra, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    Project Summary We propose an instrument system for automated, multiplexed cell- and tissue-based experiments (i.e. tissue microarrays) called the Microfluidic Flow Cell Array (MFCA). The MFCA consists of a microfluidic flow cell array integrated with an inverted fluorescent microscope, allowing the observation of 48 flow chambers simultaneously or an individual chamber at higher magnification. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. The Development of Novel Inhibitors of BCL2 Gene Expression as Anticancer Therape

    SBC: TETRAGENE, LLC            Topic: NCI

    Project Summary Evasion of apoptosis is a hallmark of cancer and is associated with oncogenesis, tumor maintenance, and resistance to conventional chemotherapy. BCL-2 was the first identified anti-apoptotic factor and is a member of the BCL-2 family of proteins that cooperate in the regulation of programmed cell death. BCL-2 plays a dominant role in the survival of multiple lymphoid malignancies a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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