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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. Enhanced hemoglobin production in neonatal piglets with FCP, a low molecular weight iron chelate

    SBC: BIOLINK LIFE SCIENCES INC            Topic: 83

    The modernization of the US swine industry has been critical to the sustainability and global competitiveness of US swine production. At the same time, modernization has also required dramatic changes in animal management. By housing pigs indoors, producers have caused the unintended problem of iron deficiency anemia in neonatal pigs. This problem has been further exacerbated by advances in geneti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  2. Ambient Temperature Oxidation Catalyst for Ethylene Control in Fresh Produce Containers

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The respiration of fresh fruits and vegetables (FF & V) converts oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere into carbon dioxide, moisture and ethylene. While ethylene is used under controlled conditions as a ripening agent, the presence of even small amounts of ethylene gas in shipping and storage containers causes most fresh produce to deteriorate faster, potentially spoiling it before it reaches ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  3. Dual-mode nanosensory platform for Citrus Tristeza Virus detection

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Independent of the field (human health, agriculture, etc.) it is clear that early detection is the only solution to prevent epidemics. Our dual-mode nanosensory platform is a disruptive concept that utilizes two detection modes in a single biosensor chip. In the case of Citrus Tristeza Virus, current detection is slow, expensive, requiring constant human interference and laboratory conditions with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  4. Connection of electrodes on polymer based heating elements

    SBC: EXACTHEAT LLC            Topic: 813

    Current methods for heating seedling trays in the greenhouse envelope during colder climates include natural gas, geothermal as well as electric. The most common method of heating the greenhouse is with natural gas. Natural gas systems use a forced air commercial furnace to blow heated air onto the environment. There are two ways that the warm air can be directed from the furnace to the seedling. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  5. Wireless Sensor (WISER) Track-and-Trace: Autonomous, Cost Effective, Item-Level Food Safety from Field to Fork

    SBC: WISER Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Innovation in perishable foodstuff track-and-trace is of critical importance to cost and time-sensitive customers such as the food industry where spoilage is of concern, safety and security are paramount, and counterfeit and bio-terrorism prevention are urgent priorities. The proposed research would evaluate the feasibility of a low cost, highly accurate track and trace supply chain technology tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  6. Over the Top Citrus Harvesting Equipment for Fresh Markets in High Density Groves

    SBC: GEO-SPIDER, INCORPORATED            Topic: 813

    Phase I of this project will seek to establish feasibility of the selective harvesting system for high density grove through scaled prototype testing. Our focus will be on developing a new end effector concept with an integrated hyper-redundant forearm, along with an integrated fruit detection sensory suite. This system will be integrated and tested using our most advanced image processing and vis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  7. Production of a New Vaccine for Poultry to Prevent Salmonella

    SBC: SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 83

    Despite concerted efforts on both the part of the food industry and Federal regulators, already in 2011 there have been Salmonella foodborne illnesses in 31 U.S. states. Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne illness. It is responsible each year for an estimated 1 million illnesses, 19,336 hospitalizations and 378 deaths. Salmonella associated outbreaks are primarily related to poultry meat an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  8. Immunologically cross reactive proteins for broadly protective Campylobacter chicken vaccines

    SBC: PATHOVACS INCORPORATED            Topic: 83

    Human Campylobacter disease caused by the foodborne pathogens, Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli, is a huge public health problem globally. The economic burden of this disease, which ranges from mild self-limiting diarrhea to devastating neurological complications, in the United States alone is estimated at more than USD 8 billion annually. Broiler chickens harbor these pathogens in thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. MEMS-Based Sperm Cell Sorting for Agricultural Breeding Programs

    SBC: OWL BIOMEDICAL            Topic: 83

    Agricultural breeding programs inevitably produce individuals on the non-desired gender, such as male calves on a dairy farm. These individuals are harvested or destroyed early on, to minimize the cost of supporting these animals. Nonetheless, they reduced the profitability and efficiency of these enterprises. This project would reduce or eliminate the production of undesired offspring by sorting ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  10. Novel Vaccines For Johne's Disease

    SBC: Pan Genome Systems, Inc            Topic: 83

    Our company has several vaccine candidates that could help in protecting animals from Johne's disease. In this phase of the project, we will test the performance of these vaccines in mice. Once proven protective, we will be able to run more tests on a ruminant model of infection that pave the way for field testing of these vaccine in dairy farms.

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture

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