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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Microcapillary Quartz Sensors for Screening Injectability of High Concentration Protein Formulations

    SBC: Qatch Technologies, LLC            Topic: None

    The objective of this SBIR Phase I proposal is to determine the feasibility of viscosity characterization of high concentration protein formulations (HCF) by QATCH’s microcapillary quartz technology. HCFs are non-Newtonian fluids with shear-thinning behavior and they are administered to patients by subcutaneous or muscular injections. The injectability of HCFs depends on the viscosity at high-sh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Developing Silicon Nanowire Sensors to Measuring Host-Cell Proteins at a Biomanufacturing Line

    SBC: Advanced Silicon Group            Topic: None

    Our biosensor is made of silicon nanowire arrays functionalized with antibodies to measure the concentration of specific proteins. In this grant we will take a sensor that has been demonstrated for use in measuring a set of generic host cell proteins and we will apply the sensor to measure a set of proteins for a specific cell line. In doing so, we will demonstrate the utility of our sensor to be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Developing a robust and scalable calibration approach to low-cost AQ sensing

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Poor air quality represents a major public health risk, contributing to an estimated one of every eight deaths worldwide. Low-cost air quality sensors have developed rapidly over the last few years and offer the opportunity to make air quality monitoring widespread at an affordable price. However, low-cost sensors are currently unable to deliver accurate, reliable data due to a lack of understandi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. OpenORB Low-Cost Mooring Location Beacon for Costal Applications

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: 825

    Triton Systems, Inc. proposes development of the Open-Source Oceanographic Asset Recovery Beacon (OpenORB) that will allow the deployment of coastal instrumentation moorings with affordable protection against loss. This open-source kit would significantly reduce the purchase price of a commercial location beacon by allowing the end-user to assemble a customized system with minimal time and effort. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Phase II Commercialization of HABStats: A Harmful Algal Bloom Species, Toxin and Total Phytoplankton Identification System

    SBC: CoastalOceanVision, Inc            Topic: 821

    In Phase I, we developed a prototype instrument for counting, sizing and identifying both non-toxic and toxic Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) species. We did this by integrating three innovative technologies: High-throughput color, Light Field Imaging Flow Cytometry to acquire morphological information for each cell, Raman spectroscopy to acquire species-specific molecular information on pigments and tr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Rapid and Low Cost Toxin Analysis for Shellfish Food Safety

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 85

    he contamination of shellfish with marine toxins produced during Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)have become an increasingly common occurrence near U.S. shores. Consumption of contaminatedshellfish causes serious nervous and intestinal system illnesses which often require hospitalizationand fishing closures. The only way to minimize the risk to the consumer is to ensure that theshellfish product does no ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Drivetrain For High Capacity Factor Distributed Wind Turbine

    SBC: Pecos Wind Power, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Distributed wind turbines present an opportunity for rural end-users to significantly reduce theirexposure to high and volatile electricity prices while increasing their electric security. The criticalproblems that limit the deployment of distributed wind turbines particularly small-scale systemsless than 100kW are fundamental inabilities to compete on cost with other sources of generationand achi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. BUILDERS Classroom: BlocksCAD for Understanding, Innovating, and Learning Design Engineering for the STEM Classroom

    SBC: BlocksCAD Inc            Topic: 86

    BUILDERS Classroom represents a revolutionary and transformative advance for teachingK12 students crucial skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) spatial cognition modeling andComputational Thinking (CT).BlocksCAD Inc. will leverage the widely popular BlocksCADsoftware to create BUILDERS Classroom. BUILDERS Classroom supports Topic Area 8.6 -Rural and Community Development - with a focus on improvi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Increasing Domestic Salmonid Production In An Economically And Environmentally Sustainable System

    SBC: Ward Aquafarms LLC            Topic: 812

    The east coast of the United States has a prospering and growing shellfish aquaculture industry withover 1000 small farms producing $45 million annually in dockside revenue. However there arecurrently no marine finfish aquaculture operations outside of limited salmon operations in the stateof Maine. This is partially due to difficulty in securing permits for finfish operations and partiallydue to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Effective Antimicrobial Treatment to Prevent Carcass Contamination

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 85

    Despite an extensive system of inspections and regulatory requirements for good sanitarypractices food poisoning due to bacterial contamination remains a significant issue. Manydifferent disease-causing microbes or pathogens can contaminate foods and lead to foodborneillnesses. Every year as many as one in six Americans experiences a foodborne illness. There isan ongoing need in the food industry ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
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