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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 coupled oil extraction/distillation-biochar system to utilize Eastern red cedar in value-added products and provide environmental benefits

    SBC: BLUE EARTH LLC            Topic: 81

    Woody encroachment of grasslands has led to wildfires that have recently destroyed homes and adversely affected rural communities. Eastern red cedar (ERC) is a major culprit in woody expansion and causes habitat fragmentation for upland bird and other wildlife species, with adverse effects on infiltration of precipitation, induced changes to plant species composition that degrade habitat and reduc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Topic 373: Exonuclease Time-of-Flight for the Low-Cost, Rapid Identification of Methylated RNA Single Molecules

    SBC: Digital Nanogenetics LLC            Topic: NCI

    There is growing interest in the study of RNA modifications and its potential role(s) in many physiological abnormalities, such as modulating many processes associated with cancer development and progression. While RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) using short-read nextgeneration sequencing (NGS) have proven to be a useful tool for identifying specific RNA modifications, there still remains technical chall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Device for Rapid, Complete & Durable Occlusion of Wide-Neck Cerebral Aneurysms

    SBC: Metactive Medical, Inc.            Topic: 106

    ABSTRACT Metactive Medical is developing the Ballstent Microcatheteran innovative medical device for the endovascular embolic treatment of cerebral aneurysmswhich are a common cause of strokeThe key component of the device is the Ballstentan expandabledetachablegold metal balloon that can be pleated and folded at the distal end of a delivery microcatheteradvanced into an aneurysm sac over a guidew ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Generation of High Resolution Antibody Mimetics to Improve the Visualization of Subcellular Structures by Super Resolution Microscopy

    SBC: Nectagen, Inc.            Topic: 400

    The goal of this Phase I SBIR project is to develop a set of high resolution antibody mimeticsnanoCLAMPsoptimized for super resolution imaging of a broad range of subcellular structuresAdvances in super resolution microscopy have enabled the achievement of resolutions well below the diffraction limit with current techniques now approachingnmFor immunostainingthenm size of antibody complexes now li ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Affinity reagents for the sub-fractionation of specific exosomal populations

    SBC: Nectagen, Inc.            Topic: 400

    The goal of this Phase I SBIR project is to develop affinity reagents useful for the sub fractionation of specific exosomal populationsBecause exosomal makeup and cargo reflect the typedevelopmental stageand the disease state of the cells they are shed fromthey are attractive targets for non invasive diagnosticsExosomes are also being investigated for therapeutic applications such as vaccines and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Stage-Based Mobile Intervention for Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care: Implementation and Cluster-Randomized Trial

    SBC: Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc            Topic: NIDA

    Nearlymillion Americans ageand olderneed treatment for a substance use disorderSUDWhile onlyof individuals requiring treatment for a SUD receive itan estimated two thirds see a primary care or urgent care provider everymonthsPrimary care providers are in a unique position to perform ScreeningBrief Interventionand Referral to TreatmentSBIRTWith Phase I contract fundingPro Change developed and pilot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. A cost-effective robotic platform for on-demand production of flexibly dosed medications in a chewable gummy dosage form

    SBC: Vitae Industries, Inc.            Topic: NICHD

    PROJECT SUMMARYThis project s goal is to develop an innovative cost effective robotic platform for fast on demand pharmacy production of pediatric drugs as individually tailored palatable gummy dosage formsMedication adherence is notoriously low among children due to difficulty swallowing pills and rejection of bad tasting medicationsAlthough some common pediatric drugs have flavored liquid formsp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Caring for the Caregiver: A Theory-Driven Mobile Intervention to Promote Caregiver Well-Being

    SBC: Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc            Topic: NIA

    Overmillion Americans are currently providing unpaid care to a family memberrelativeor friend with Alzheimer s disease or related dementiaWhile caregiving can be a positive experience that brings meaning and an increased sense of purposeit can also take a tollNearlyof Alzheimer s and dementia caregivers rate their emotional distress as high or very highand as many assuffer from depressionCaregiver ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Determination of protective efficacy of multimeric Shigella vaccine as the next step toward human trials

    SBC: Hafion LLC            Topic: NIAID

    SUMMARYShigellosisbacillary dysenteryis a severe bloody diarrhea that occurs worldwide and for which there is no licensed vaccineThis disease is particularly devastating in low income regions of the world where clean water and proper sanitation are lackingMortality and morbidity are highest in children under the age ofwith survivors exhibiting impaired growth due to malnutritionShigella sppare als ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Rapid Test to Assist Therapy in Neonatal Sepsis and Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    SBC: PROTHERA BIOLOGICS, LLC            Topic: R

    The primary goal of this proposed research is to develop a rapid point of care test that assesses the risk of neonatal sepsisNSand or necrotizing enterocolitisNECin infants based on Inter alpha inhibitor proteinsIAIPlevels in bloodThe test is expected to be simpleuser friendlyportable and suitable for use in the NICUNS and NEC are associated with high mortality and morbidityincluding adverse neuro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services

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