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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Self-Sustaining, Intelligent Pavement Systems

    SBC: Solar Roadways            Topic: 091FH5

    As stated in the solicitation, the pavement infrastructure in the US covers a large surface area and requires intensive energy and natural resources. Vehicles that travel over these pavements are also resource intensive. Solar Roadways Incorporated envisions replacing current asphalt surfaces with modular Solar Road Panels: structurally-engineered solar panels that can be driven upon. The roadwa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  2. Development of a serotype-independent vaccine based on Salmonella T3SA proteins

    SBC: INTEGRATED ANIMAL RESEARCH LLC            Topic: 83

    Salmonella is a bacteriathat causessevere stomach and gut distressinpeople andis the leading cause of food-borne illnesses resulting in hospitalization and death in the US. The resulting economic losses caused bythisbacteriain the livestock industry are staggering with much of the loss attributed to recalls, permanent disruption of the gut lining impairing nutrient absorption, and necessary cullin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of grower applicable Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee incubation protocols to extend interruption duration for improved pollination management that improves seed yield and bee health

    SBC: Kairosys Inc.            Topic: 812

    The purpose of this proposal is to improve the protocols of incubation interruption of Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees (ALBs) used in the managed pollination of alfalfa seed crop. An efficient alfalfa pollination management program coordinates bee release with bloom onset while minimizing residual pesticide hazard. Our customer feedback suggests that this approach may increase yield up to 100% for grower ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Alfalfa bloom prediction using plant images and processing techniques for the purpose of improving pollination using alfalfa leafcutting bees

    SBC: Kairosys Inc.            Topic: 813

    The purpose of this proposal is to conduct research that will provide alfalfa seed growers a bloom forecast application to improve their pollination practices and increase yield. Most U.S. growers outside of California use Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees (ALB) for pollination because they increase yield by more than 50% over honey bees. Growers spend ~$400/acre for ALB's, yet our customer diligence i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Seed-based lipase and phospholipase production for enzymatic biodiesel

    SBC: INFINITE ENERGY, LLC            Topic: 88

    The manufacture of large volumes of inexpensive biological tools (enzymes) for the production of biodiesel provides a market opportunity for the plant production system. Biodiesel predominantly is commercially manufactured through treatment of oil or fat with alcohols and chemical catalysts such as sodium hydroxide. Although this method works, it can be commercially profitable only when the used o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. MEMBRANES AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY Subtopic: High Performance Conductors "Reinforced Commercial Metals for Enhanced Electrical and Thermal Conductivity"

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMIC FIBERS, LLC            Topic: 12b

    Major improvements in the electrical and thermal conductivity of metals used in conductors are needed to improve the energy efficiency and reliability of our national electrical power systems. These metals need to be stronger and more resistant to corrosion, oxidation and fatigue which reduce the reliability and lifespan of conductors and create high costs for maintenance, repair and replacement. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  7. COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR THE DESIGN OF LIQUID METAL THERMOMAGNETIC SYSTEMS

    SBC: Maidana, Carlos            Topic: 32k

    Liquid metal cooled fission reactors are both moderated and cooled by a liquid metal solution. These reactors are typically very compact and they can be used in regular electric power production, for naval and space propulsion systems or in fission surface power systems for planetary exploration. Liquid metals in fusion reactors can be used in heat exchange, tritium breeder systems and in first wa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  8. Development of an Osteoinductive Spinal Fusion Implant for Enhanced Fusion Rates

    SBC: Evoke Medical, LLC            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The objective of this Phase I STTR research is to develop and test osteoinductive lumbar spinal fusion implant prototypes made using materials technology developments discovered by the PI at the University of Kansas In preliminary work lower impedance piezoelectric composite materials that generate power for direct current DC electrical stimulation applica ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. AcetaSTAT Rapid Assay for Acetaminophen Liver Injury

    SBC: Acetaminophen Toxicity Diagnostics, LLC            Topic: 300

    DESCRIPTIONprovided by applicantAlthough acetaminophen is the most common drug for treating pain and feverand also the most common cause of life threatening drug induced liver damagethere are no tests that specifically diagnose a liver injury from an overdoseThe object of this grant is to complete the development of AcetaSTAT ran innovative new method to diagnose an acetaminophen overdoseThe new t ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Development of a GABA Enzyme for Biosensor and Point-of-Care Applications

    SBC: Pinnacle Technology, Inc.            Topic: 101

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant As the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain a detailed understanding of the implications of gamma aminobutyric acid GABA release remains elusive The measurement of GABA concentrations is a difficult process Microdialysis is the current standard for GABA sampling in the brains of freely moving animals but suffers from low temporal resolu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human Services

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