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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. 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. Development of Anti-Microbial Peptide Therapeutics

    SBC: TENSIVE CONTROLS, INC.            Topic: 83

    A safe food supply is critical to the well being of any society. However, in highly urbanized societies, the number of people affected by a contaminated food source can be huge. Antibiotic resistant disease in the U.S. is an escalating problem [2, 3]. Much of this problem is a result of the use of antibiotics in production animals, where they prevent disease. Chronic use results in the emergence o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Development of TAK1 Compounds for Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease

    SBC: CONFLUENCE LIFE SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) are a family of rare autoinflammatory diseases of which neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID) is the most severe phenotype. NOMID is characterized by NLRP3 activating mutations resulting in excessive interleukin- 1?IL-1?and IL-18 production associated with recurrent fever, rash, skeletal lesions, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. AAAPT Technology for Improving Chemotherapy

    SBC: Sci-Engi-Medco Solutions, Inc            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Dysregulation of apoptosis pathways and loss of Human Beta Defensin hBD are the common tactics adapted by cancer cells to circumvent the effects of chemotherapy Consequently high dose of chemotherapy is required to obtain a clinically relevant therapeutic index which in turn compromises safety and develops resistance to therapy The problem is acute p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Immune-based brain cancer diagnostic for rapid, accurate disease classification

    SBC: HealthTell Inc.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Accurate, early disease diagnosis and monitoring are critical aspects to effective prevention, treatment, and remission of disease. Most diagnostic methods available today are not simple or sensitive enough to significantly impact patients' response to treatment or survival outcome. This unmet need is highlighted by diseases, such as brain cancers, that o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Targeting ether lipid biosynthesis for disease

    SBC: ECHELON BIOSCIENCES, INC.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cancer is a significant health burden in the US and across the globe, representing the second leading cause of death in the US. Cancer cells have metabolic pathways that are altered significantly compared to normal cells. As a result, the pathways involved (lipid biosynthesis for example) are considered excellent targets for therapeutic intervention. The levels ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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