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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. FlexRim Low Impact Wheelchair Pushrim

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (Applicant's Abstract): Approximately 65 percent of manual wheelchair users experience upper extremity pain or injury, which can significantly impact their mobility and independence. Research has demonstrated a relationship between impact stresses on the upper extremities during wheelchair propulsion and upper extremity injury. Impact str ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. HipGrip Pelvic Stabilization Device for Wheelchair Users

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many people who rely on specialized wheelchair seating have difficulties attaining and maintaining proper pelvic positioning, a critical component for achieving good sitting posture. Use of commercially available devices often results in misalignment and areas of high pressure. The objectives of this research project are to dev ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. A Device to Package a Semi-Solid Diet for Rearing Arthropod Predators

    SBC: Beneficial Insectary, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A new semisolid artificial diet enclosed in membranes that allow feeding by the predacious green lacewing, Chrysoperla rufilabris, has been invented by USDA/ARS scientist A. Cohen. Phase I studies conducted by Beneficial Insectary showed that the Cohen diet in the Cohen food pack was superior in several key areas to the live insect diet currently used for commercial mass rearing of C. rufilabris. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Agriculture
  4. Tools for Hyperspectral Evaluation of Signature Managed Materials

    SBC: BERKLEY APPLIED SCIENCE & ENGR, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Modern Army vehicles require durable, modular, lightweight structures with high survivability armor integration. Application of smart structure concepts combined with advanced composite materials offer the potential for a new series of structural systemsto meet these requirements.During Phase I of the project the accurate modeling of advanced composites at multi-scale levels was demonstrated. It i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. NOVEL THERAPEUTIC APPROACH TO PSORIASIS

    SBC: BETHESDA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (Applicant's abstract): Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by hyper-proliferation of keratinocytes. A variety of antipsoriatic therapies are available, however, due to problems with side effects and variability in clinical response, intense clinical and commercial interest remains in the development of new treatments. Thiaz ...

    STTR Phase II 2001 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Production of Chiral Aminoalcohols

    SBC: BIOCATALYTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In Phase 1, the enzymatic reduction step for stereoselective synthesis of chiral vicinal aminoalcohols was established. Eight different ketoreductases were evaluated, including 5 ketoreductases that were cloned and expressed during this project, and the enzymes were characterized for substrate and stereochemical preferences. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. METHOD FOR NEONATAL SCREENING FOR HOMOCYSTINURIA

    SBC: BIOCATALYTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative

    SBC: BIOFORCE NANOSCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. PRODUCTION OF BETA-GLUCURONIDASE FOR MPS VII

    SBC: BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (applicant's abstract): The deficiency of the enzyme beta-glucuronidaseleads to a progressive debilitatingand fatal disorder of mucopolysaccharidemetabolism known as MPS VII orSly disease.This disorderwas the first MPS to beidentified enzymatically and has been studiedextensively in humansand animalmodels. Thoughextensive data on thetreatment ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Doodlebug- Miniature Detector for Chemicals and Microorganisms

    SBC: BIOPRAXIS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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