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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. Low-Cost Succinate Production Using Grain Sorghum and Engineered E. coli

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Succinic acid is referred to as a "platform chemical" because it can be reacted with other molecules to create several industrial chemicals. The current 10 million lb/year market for synthetic succinic acid is limited due to cost of manufacture. If successful, this project will result in a low-cost succinic acid bioprocess, thereby increasing market potential and helping to move the United States ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. Poly (Lactic Acid)/Starch Blend for a Degradable Agricultural Mulch Film

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural mulch films are used for the production of vegetables and fruits. Thin plastic films (typically polyethylene) are spread along the rows of plants at the beginning of the growing season. Holes are made in the films to plant the seeds or seedlings. The use of mulch films speeds the ripening of crops, conserves moisture and fertilizer, and inhibits weed growth, fungus infection and insec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Delivering the Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Trails to Rural Americans through a High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and TrailWare, software for UTAP data, were developed to obtain objective trail information. Over 700 people within Federal, State, local and non-profit agencies have been UTAP trained throughout the US. Requiring 9 to 15 person hours per mile of trail is the primary factor that limits the use of UTAP. Over 85% of rural land managers consider objective ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Recreation Trail Vehicle Barrier Providing Access to Personal Mobility Devices

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    People with mobility impairments are excluded from trails, shared-use paths, parks and other public areas where barriers are erected to prevent access by motorized trail vehicles (MTVs). To ensure the safety of trail users and the integrity of the natural environment, many recreation and/or transportation trails prohibit the use of motorized vehicles. Gates and other barriers are erected at all tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. OptiFit Wheelchair Fitting System

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There, is a high incidence of overuse injuries among manual wheelchair users. One method to prevent the development or delay the onset of injuries is to reduce the physical demand on the user during wheelchair propulsion. Configuration of the wheelchair can have a significant effect on the effort required to propel the wheelchair; however, the optimal setup re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Universal Design Guidelines for Fitness Equipment

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People with disabilities have increased health risks as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. Limited access to fitness equipment is a primary barrier to physical activity and a significant environmental barrier to the health and well-being of people with disabilities. This project will develop design, construction and installation guidelines for the universal de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Multimedia Writing Strategy Instruction for LD Student

    SBC: EDGE ENTERPRISES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this Phase II project is to develop and test the effects of interactive multimedia (IM) writing strategy instruction on the writing performance of students with learning disabilities. The major goals associated with the project are to: (a) revise, expand, and field-test the IM program for teaching comma strategies that was developed and pilot tes ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Oral Language Strategy Instruction for At-Risk Youth

    SBC: EDGE ENTERPRISES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is to design and pilot test a prototype interactive multimedia (IM) program for teaching oral language strategies to students in grades 6 through 9. The instructional program will be designed for use in a variety of settings, including general education classrooms, special education classes, tutoring centers, homes, and specialized s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Development of Clinically Useful Single Copy FISH Probes

    SBC: Phylogenetix Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Flourescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a diagnostic test that distinguishes chromosomal abnormalities not evident by routine chromosome banding. By tagging and hybridizing defined DNA sequences with fluorochromes, abnormalities can be detected for specific chromosomal loci at much higher resolution (within individual chromosome bands). Commercially availa ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Stress Management Program for Rural Family Caregivers

    SBC: Psychological Health Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Web-based interventions hold much promise in delivering social-behavioral interventions to individuals who otherwise have difficulty accessing additional services due to challenges such as geographic isolation, functional limitations, and transportation problems. The present study seeks to develop and prospectively evaluate a web-based, interactive, computer-t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services

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