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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. Data Fusion Approach for the Effective Inspection of Prestressed Concrete

    SBC: FDH Engineering Inc.            Topic: 141FH1

    While many inspection technologies are available to find corrosion in steel tendons of prestressed concrete, no single technology has shown consistent results over the wide range of prestressed structures and inspection settings that are required from the bridge infrastructure market. However, a new NDE method – Nonlinear Impact Resonance Spectroscopy (NIRS) – shows promise in identifying corr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  2. Engineering Heat-Tolerant Maize

    SBC: Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.            Topic: 82

    As a consequence of climate change, it is predicted that periods of agriculturally significant environmental stress conditions due to high temperatures will occur more frequently by the end of the century. These conditions are expected to pose a significant threat to global agricultural productivity and food security. In the U.S., according to a recent analysis published by the USDA-ERS [21], the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. 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
  4. Accommodation integrated technology to minimize the impact of disability on students' assessment

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support broad student participation. The goal of this Phase II SBIR project is to continue the research and development of Assess2Pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  5. Interactive e-learning to promote successful postsecondary employment outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Employment is essential for helping individuals with intellectual disabilities achieve independence, financial security, and self-sufficiency to be active members in the community as well as foster a higher quality of life more generally. However, only 25% of individuals with intellectual disabilities are employed two years after high school. Utilizing 3C’s proprietary dynamic e-learning platfor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  6. 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
  7. A biomarker of aging as a predictor of kidney transplant function

    SBC: HEALTHSPAN DIAGNOSTICS, LLC            Topic: NIA

    ABSTRACT The number of kidney transplant candidates on the waiting list continues to increase each year, while the number of kidney donations remains stagnant. The enduring donor shortage compels clinicians to use kidneys from marginal donors, referred toas expanded criteria donors (ECD). ECD kidneys, obtained primarily from older donors, have a higher risk of delayed graft function and graft loss ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Fungal Metabolites as Novel Anthelmintics against Soil-Transmitted Helminthes.

    SBC: Mycosynthetix, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Title: Fungal Metabolites as Novel Anthelmintics against Soil-Transmitted Helminthes Project Summary/Abstract It is estimated that over 2 billion people worldwide are suffering from complications due to infections withsoil transmitted helminthes (STHs), but very little research is being conducted by human health pharmaceutical companies. In the USA, it is estim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Biosensor Assays for Diagnosis of Chronic HCV Infection

    SBC: ALDERON BIOSCIENCES, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I SBIR application is submitted in response to the call by DHHS for new tests for qualitative measurement of HCV RNA for diagnosis of chronic HCV infection in patients. The need is for HCV RNA assays that areas reliable but less expensive and resource-demanding than current molecular assays. The new test proposed for research and development consists ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Cell analysis and immunoassay device for distributed HIV diagnosis and monitoring

    SBC: INDEXUS BIOMEDICAL, LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this research is to develop a new approach to bring diagnosis and monitoring tests for HIV to the primary care level (primary care provider office, small healthcare clinics and labs, and community health center labs) by introducing a multi-functional cell analysis and immunoassay platform that is portable, low cost and easy to use. It will allow pat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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