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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. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. Local Lymph Node Assay with IL-18 Endpoints

    SBC: MB RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The current industry standard for predicting contact dermal sensitization is the murine Local Lymph Node Assay (LLNA). A significant limitation of the LLNA is the frequency of false positives, as well as the occurrenceof false negatives. This limitation occurs as a result of the LLNA inability to always correctly distinguish between substances that are strongly ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Ubiquitin pathway inhibitors for treatment of asthma

    SBC: Progenra, Inc            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Asthma is a chronic disease with considerable morbidity and no cures. Symptomatic treatment is efficacious but produces significant adverse effects. Thus, improved, targeted therapies for asthma are needed. Asthma develops when T cells (CD4+) differentiate to effector T cells, which secrete cytokines that assist in the recruitment and proliferation of various i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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