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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. Low cost ammonia sensor for agricultural emissions

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: 84

    Ammonia gas that is emitted from agriculture can create health problems for workers and, surprisingly, for people far from the agricultural operation. Once released into the air, the ammonia undergoes a series of chemical reactions that lead to small particles (known as PM2.5) that are inhaled deep into people's lungs. Those particles can trigger asthma and are linked to increased risk of hea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  2. Remotely-Sensed Irrigation Control Expert System (RICES)

    SBC: HYDRO BIO            Topic: 84

    Center pivot irrigation systems are widespread across the Nation's critically water short regions. A common bias for irrigators is to give crops more water than is actually needed in order to cover uncertainties and ensure enough water is present. This practice leads to profound waste of water and energy. Providing just what the crop needs is the means to achieve profound conservation that ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  3. App for Speech Development for Students with ASD

    SBC: Handhold Adaptive, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are severe neurodevelopmental disabilities characterized by deficits in social and communication skills and the presence of restrictive, repetitive behaviors. For the 80 percent of individuals with ASDs who speak, prosody—the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech—is among the most noticeable and chronic impairments. Prosodic speech deficits impede social int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  4. Therapeutic Inhibition of MIF in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    SBC: L2 DIAGNOSTICS, LLC            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term product goal of this project is a small molecule therapeutic to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which acts by reducing the inflammatory response triggered by the pro-inflammatory cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). Since MIF is an upstream regulator of the inflammatory cascade, small molecule therapeutics targeting MIF activity ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Computer Based Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

    SBC: Visionquest Biomedical LLC            Topic: NEI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase II competitive renewal project is to implement a clinical study to collect data to validate EyeStar(tm), a software system as the basis for comprehensive telescreening for all stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR). According to the CDC, approximately 80 million people in the U.S. have some form of eye disease, including 20 million dia ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Automated Eye Disease Screening System

    SBC: Visionquest Biomedical LLC            Topic: NEI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project is motivated by the fact that comprehensive, broad-scale screening for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy (DR), including advanced stages, is economically prohibitive without the introduction of computer-assisted diagnosis of retinal images. According to the CDC approximately 80 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Remote Assistance for HIV Antiretroviral Adherence

    SBC: K & A Wireless, LLC            Topic: NIMH

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR project is developing a system capable of remotely monitoring, in real-time, the adherence of an HIV patient to Antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART is a medication regimen that once started, needs to be followedfor the rest of the patient's life. ART has been successful in improving the quality and expectancy of life of HIV patients as well as in r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Measurement of Beta Cell Death in Diabetes

    SBC: L2 DIAGNOSTICS, LLC            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): All forms of diabetes are characterized by the death of insulin producing cells. In Type 1 diabetes (T1D), this leads to the reliance on exogenous insulin for survival. In addition, there is cell loss in T2D and inindividuals who lose islet or pancreas allografts. New therapies have been developed that can modulate the course of T1D but the effective appli ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Computational Tools for Research in Neuroscience, Behavioral Science and Mental H

    SBC: Molecular Neuroimaging, L.l.c.            Topic: NINDS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop a software package to automatically evaluate a subject's beta amyloid PET scan (using either C11-PIB, F18-florbetaben, or F18-florbetapir, F18-flutemetamol) by normalizing the subject's scan, masking away non-gray matter tissue (without relying on co-registered MRI scans), placing standardized ROIs onto the transverse slices, and ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. A suite of web apps for patients with alcohol and drug use problems in primary care


    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The annual healthcare costs of heavy drinking in the U.S. are estimated to be 24.6 billion (Bouchery et al., 2011). Effectively intervening with hazardous, risky, and problem drinkers would reduce both their morbidityand their healthcare costs. One way to address the needs of problem drinkers is by screening for and intervening with them in primary care. It is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Health and Human Services

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