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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. "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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: LEARNING OVATIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  6. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: LEARNING OVATIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  7. 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
  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. Gamma-ketoaldehyde scavengers for alcoholic liver disease

    SBC: MTI Biotech Incorporated            Topic: NIAAA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic alcohol overconsumption is the third largest risk factor for disease burden worldwide and is a frequent comorbidity of liver disease and cancer. While abstinence is a cornerstone of treatment, there is considerable interest in identifying other therapeutic interventions for alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Such advances are complicated by an incomplete un ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. 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

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