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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. A Submersible Video Recorder for Marine Biological Surveys

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: 8113

    We propose research to develop and demonstrate a deeply submersible video plankton recording system (ViPR) to perform image recording of plankton. The ViPR will apply artificial intelligence to 2-D or 3-D imaging using pattern recognition for a statistically reliable survey of plankton using two cameras, one for larger zooplankton and the other for microplankton. The ViPR computer will be PC compl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. Processing of Poultry Manure for Fuel Gas Production

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural activities produce large quantities of animal wastes in the form of manures. Currently, the accumulation of manures from animal husbandry operations is a serious threat to water supplies and challenges the capacity of existing landfills. However, this potential problem also represents an opportunity for remote biomass power production systems based on heating the manure in the absence ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Large Scale Production of Sex-Selected Embryos by In Vitro Fertilization In Cattle: A New Opportunity for Global Business


    In natural reproduction, the sex ratio is approximately 50:50. In the dairy industry, only female animals (and very few male stud bulls) are productive and most male calves are slaughtered with little financial return to the farmers. This natural limitation costs the dairy industry billions of dollars around the globe. Selecting sex of offspring has long been a dream in the livestock industry. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Partial Saturation Ebb and Flood Watering System

    SBC: Green Growth Properties dba Geremia Greenhouse            Topic: N/A

    Conventional watering uses hose or boom irrigation systems to apply excess water to ensure complete coverage of the entire crop to the point of full saturation of the root medium. This method is costly in terms of water and nutrients. Water falls outside the area of the pots and is lost to the environment. Excess water may leach up to 75% of the fertilizer from potted plants. It may be necessary t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Portable System for Continuous Sampling and Concentration of Airborne Viral Bioterroism Agents

    SBC: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Protection of agricultural areas requires a technology that can efficiently and continuously sample the air in order to allow early detection of airborne bioterrorism agents before they are spread over a large geographical area. This project aims at developing a field deployable aerosol collection system that is capable of sampling and concentrating airborne agricultural bioterrorism agents which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Nitrous Oxide Flux Monitor to Help Quantify Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Concentrations of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide are rapidly increasing, and agricultural activities are the dominant source of nitrous oxide. This project will develop instrumentation to measure nitrous oxide levels in agricultural areas in order to better assess the impact of agriculture on greenhouse gas emissions.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Social-Simentor: Interactive Simulation e-Learning Tool to Develop Interpersonal Skills for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities to Improve Hiring and Retention

    SBC: Access Tech            Topic: N/A

    An interactive application that employs social interactions to teach key social conventions, including appropriate responses, reacting to body language and facial expressions, and the ability to ask for help to facilitate functioning in society

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  8. Capsid assembly inhibitors for the treatment of AIDS

    SBC: Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Current HIV-1 therapy suffers from inadequate viral load suppression due to poor compliance, resistance, and interactions with other drugs and can lead to spread of drug-resistant strains. The current drug cocktails need to include inhibitors of viral components that are likely to slow resistance development. One such target is the HIV-1 capsid, an essential vi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Nebulizing Eculizumab for intrapulmonary C5 inhibition

    SBC: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The complement component C5 is common to all three pathways of complement activation. Its involvement in the pathogenesis of asthma is controversial. We have recently shown that the intrapulmonary activation of C5 is critical in animal models of asthma (manuscript, submitted). Our data demonstrated that C5 inhibition has profound effects at all the critical poi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Salivary Gland System for the Production of Therapeutics

    SBC: American Integrated Biologics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall objective of this proposal is to investigate the feasibility of the ruminant salivary gland as a system for the production of therapeutic human proteins. Protein therapeutics is currently in increased demand for the treatment of disease. Existing production systems have limitations such as low capacity, high cost and lack of appropriate post-tran ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services

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