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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. Hawaii Grown Camellia Sinensis Tea R&D Processing

    SBC: TEA HAWAII CO            Topic: 812

    Agribusiness in Hawaii County overwhelmingly consists of small farms which range from 1 to 49 acres in size. Of the 4650 farms in Hawaii County, all but 471 are less than 50 acres, with the median farm size consisting of 6 acres (USDA 2007). While the majority of Hawaii & #39;s larger agribusinesses can achieve economies of scale, meaning they have the capacity to produce and bring to market t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  2. Formulated Sardines: a high moisture, sustainable diet for fastidious-feeding high-value marine fish

    SBC: Kampachi Farms, LLC            Topic: 87

    USDA-ARS Montana has developed a production process for moist, fibrous extruded diets that could resolve this impediment in marine fish, by allowing compound diets to be delivered in a stable, non-friable, large pellet - the "Formulated Sardine". This SBIR research project will test the acceptability of this new diet to Giant Grouper juveniles, by measuring feed wastage, feed consumption ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. Innovative Marketing of Hawaiian Pongee- Phase II

    SBC: Hawaii Fish Company            Topic: 812

    Pongee Channa sp. are an esteemed freshwater food fish in Asia, Hawaii, and domestic Asian seafood markets. Traditional customer preference is for a live product. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and interstate transport of live Channidae in 2002. Therefore, the only options to market Hawaii-grown pongee outside of its established range on Oahu, Hawaii are as fresh chi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Renewable Energy Aquaculture Aeration for Small and Mid-Size Farms

    SBC: Hawaii Fish Company            Topic: 812

    Low dissolved oxygen levels are the most frequent cause of catastrophic fish mortalities in aquaculture farming, resulting in substantial dollar losses of valuable aquaculture crops annually. To address this problem, the U.S. aquaculture industry most often uses floating paddlewheels and/or aspirating aerators for nightly or continuous aeration and circulation of aquafarm waters. However, power co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. Development of an effective non-antibiotic dry-off agent for the dairy industry

    SBC: AMELGO            Topic: 83

    Intramammary infection (a.k.a., mastitis) is the largest attributable cause of lost productivity, discarded milk, chronic morbidity, and prophylactic antibiotic use in the dairy industry. The majority of new infections are associated with the dry period, during which the udders are temporarily engorged with milk that often leaks from the teat ends. Furthermore, the three major agencies of the U.S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. Novel flavonoids as anti-inflammatory agents in alcoholism

    SBC: NAPROGENIX, INC.            Topic: NIAAA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Flavonoids are ubiquitous secondary metabolites in plants with many known health benefits, which are mostly ascribed to their potent anti-oxidant activity. However, a search for novel nicotinic ligands, using high throughput pharmacological screening of a native plant extract library, and subsequently a pure flavonoid library, led to the highly surprising con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Rapid Point-of-Care Salivary Diagnostic for Periodontal Health

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DIAGNOSTICS, INC.            Topic: NIDCR

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The dental profession has searched for many years for additional real time chair-side measures to provide objective measures to aid in the monitoring of periodontal health and early diagnosis of disease. Research efforts have produced solid evidence that constituents present in saliva can provide important complimentary diagnostic information, and have the po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Novel reporter cell lines for neurotoxicant assays

    SBC: TRANSPOSAGEN BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.            Topic: NIEHS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): While it has been demonstrated that gene mutations are associated with an increasing number of neurodegenerative syndromes, environmental neurotoxicants remain a key factor in the etiology of many such diseases. For example, exposure to pesticides such as maneb and paraquat increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Unfortunately, there is no opt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Development of TransApical to Aorta Double Lumen Cannula for a Neonate LVAD

    SBC: W-Z BIOTECH LLC            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support allows the neonate with congenital heart disease or cardiomyopathy to grow to a larger body weight that is more feasible for complex surgical correction or heart transplant.A paracorporeal LVAD, the Berlin heart ExCor, is FDA-approved for pediatric application. Although this device is outside the body, the outflow g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Development of SVAD System for HF Therapy

    SBC: SCR, INC.            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposal is to complete the engineering development and pre-clinical testing of the SCR SVAD system to provide partial cardiac assist in patients with less advanced stage heart failure (HF). HF isincreasing worldwide and represents a major burden in terms of health care resources and costs. Despite advances in medical care, prognosis with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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