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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. Micromegas Particle Detector

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 46b

    Nuclear physics research has a need for position sensitive charge particle and gamma ray tracking devices. The micromegas detector could achieve the best performance and lowest cost for the large structures required. These detectors will be exposed to intense radiation, operate in high magnetic fields, and must be affordable. Agiltron is developing a unique micro- fabrication process to produc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  2. Bulk Thermoelectric Materials

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 03b

    This DOE SBIR/STTR program will result in the commercialization of a low-cost anostructured composite thermoelectric device. Such devices represent the next generation solution for an increasingly strained energy market by converting existing waste heat into electrical power. More waste heat is generated by the combination of industry and automobiles than the total contribution of all renewable en ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Development of High Current 2G High Temperature Superconductor Cabling Technology

    SBC: Supercon, Inc.            Topic: 66c

    Future magnets for Fusion Energy Systems require superconducting cables with improved high critical current carrying capacity at high magnetic fields, 20 Kelvin operation, low AC losses and lower cost. A new method of fabricating a high current cable with 2G HTS tapes has been developed that will improve the engineering current density achievable. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Fut ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  4. A Rapid Point-of-care Diagnostic for Neisseria gonorrhoeae STDs

    SBC: NetBio, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Improved diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) infections represents a critical unmet medical need. The CDC estimates that approximately 700,000 people are infected by GC annually, with approximately half of these cases reported. The clinical spectrum of GC infection includes urethritis and cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and disseminated disea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Development of Tissue Scaffold of High Strength and Porosity

    SBC: BIO2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is the greatest single cause of chronic pain and disability among Americans .2,3 Currently there is no cure for osteoarthritis, only medication and surgical procedures are available to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with this degenerative bone disease. Current surgical treatment ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Amelioration of Claustrophobia and Disruptive Patient Motion in MR Imaging

    SBC: HYPNALGESICS, LLC            Topic: NCCAM

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Claustrophobia and disruptive patient motion are common impediments to MRI examination, but they may be prevented or ameliorated with a non-pharmacologic behavioral intervention administered by trained staff. The potential benefits of such an intervention are highly significant, considering that the alternatives are to cancel the study or administer sedation. I ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Apparatus and Method for Convection Enhanced Therapeutic Delivery

    SBC: FHC, INC.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Malignancies of the brain are among the most devastating diseases known. Glioblastoma multiform (GBM) in particular are known for their rapid, uncontrolled, and aggressive growth. Very little progress has been made in the treatment of GBM over the past 25 years. A more recent promising therapeutic approach is convection enhanced delivery (CED) in which chemothe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Virus-Targeted Therapy for Malignancies

    SBC: Phoenicia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with a number of human malignancies for which there are presently few effective treatments. Lymphoid malignancies caused by, or associated with, Epstein-Barr virus include Burkitt's lymphoma, T/NK lymphomas, some T- and B-cell lymphomas, approximately half of Hodgkin's lymphomas and all post-transplant lymphopro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Rapid Testing of Drug-Resistant BCR-ABL(+)Leukemia Cells

    SBC: BIOSENSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is an ongoing problem that results in eventual treatment failures or suboptimal patient outcomes. In cancer cells treated with drugs to which they are sensitive, the stress responseis the first step in the subsequent cascade leading to cell death (apoptotic, necrotic or autophagy). The recent availability of a sensing modali ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Contrast agents for high-sensitivity ultrasound molecular imaging of tumor angiog

    SBC: TARGESON, LLC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Molecular imaging techniques have strong potential in the setting of preclinical research, primarily for drug discovery and basic science in the field of cancer research. In particular, high-frequency ultrasound is a powerful imaging modality for phenotyping and monitoring the response to experimental therapy. Relative to other molecular imaging techniques, ult ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services

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