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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 Low-Cost Hybrid Ultrasonic-Radio Frequency (RF) Sensor System for Characterization of Composite Materials

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: MDA12011

    X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) along with Iowa State University (ISU), is developing a low-cost, hybrid ultrasonic-radio frequency (RF) sensor (HURFS) nondestructive evaluation (NDE) system to assess most structural issues while simultaneously providing feedback on the layer thickness and RF properties of composite, non-conductive materials in multi-layer stacks. The HURFS approach combines the u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. A Low-Toxicity, Non-Pyrotechnic, High Yield Visible Obscurant

    SBC: Nano Terra, Inc.            Topic: A17059

    There is a need to replace toxic obscurant smokes with non-toxic alternatives, without sacrificing the efficacy of the obscurant. Nano Terra proposes to formulate non-toxic, hygroscopic materials into smoke formulations that will produce smoke having high mass extinction coefficients. These formulations will produce aerosols with well-defined yield factors, leading to highly efficient smoke genera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. A MERS-CoV Receptor Decoy

    SBC: PLANET BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is newly emerging human health threat with a more than 40% case fatality rate. The cell surface protein dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) is used by MERS-CoV to enterand infect cells. Soluble recombinant human DPP4 binds the MERS-CoV spike (S) glycoprotein and inhibits MERS-CoV infection of VERO cells, but the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. A method for preparing unbiased miRNA sequencing libraries

    SBC: Somagenics, Inc.            Topic: NHGRI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal addresses the problem of bias in the expression profiling of microRNAs (miRNAs) and other small RNAs by next-generation sequencing (NGS). Because dysregulation of miRNA expression has been implicated in cancer and certain other diseases, accurate expression profiling of all miRNA sequences is important for understanding miRNA biology and for devel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. A method to determine mRNA isoform frequencies using novel primer generators

    SBC: VLP BIOTECH, INC.            Topic: 400

    AbstractCurrent methods for RNA seq library preparation attempt to uniformly sample all sequences across every mRNA moleculeoptimally with sufficient overlap to allow de novo reassembly of the mRNA sequences from which they deriveor alternativelyto allow inference of mRNA sequence by alignment with reference sequencesGenes that encode mRNAs in multiple isoforms present a challengegiven a complete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. A Microfluidic Biosensor Platform for Real-Time Water Monitoring

    SBC: Quantitative Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 22b

    Access to clean, reliable water supplies is critical to our quality of life and our economy, yet across the country thousands of hazardous waste sites are so heavily contaminated that the un- derlying groundwater doesn’t meet drinking water standards- Measuring contamination in the environment is critical to human health and to understanding complex subsurface systems, but current testing is mos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. A Mobile Phone Application for Advancing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Mobile Phone App for Linking Adolescents to Local Pregnancy Prevention Resources

    SBC: MetaMedia Training International, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Increasing girls' access to medically accurate, comprehensive & confidential sexual health information is critical in sustaining the momentum in teen pregnancy reduction. Our goal is to put the power of sexual health information in English & in Spanish in the hands of millions of girls through Crush 2.0 a youth-engaging mobile application grounded in the Theory of Planned behavior and self-effi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. A mobile self-compassion intervention for Hispanic Dementia Caregivers

    SBC: PHOTOZIG, INC.            Topic: NIA

    Project SummaryOne inolder Americans has Alzheimerandapos s DiseaseADor related dementiaageplacing a substantial burden of caregiving on family caregiversmillionthe hidden patients at high risk for stressand depressive symptomsrelated to the difficulties of dementia caregivingA caregiver groupgreatly impacted by dementiais Hispanicthe largest minorityof US populationlargely neglected by the health ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. A Mobile Tai Chi Platform for Fall Prevention in Older Adults

    SBC: BioSensics LLC            Topic: NIA

    Project Summary The overall goal of the proposed work is to develop a platform capable of delivering and monitoring adherenceproficiencyand safety of a home based simplified Tai Chi intervention for older adultsDuring Phase I of this Fast Track STTR project we will further develop a novel approach to assessing Tai Chi performance adherenceproficiencyand safety based on wearable sensor dataMetrics ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. A Model-assisted Damage Diagnostics and Characterization(MoDDiaC) wireless-sensor network based Structural Health Monitoring System for Composite Roto

    SBC: ACELLENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: N122110

    Current Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems can be used for composite damage monitoring. However, current systems lack the ability to accurately detect, locate and characterize damage for complex composite structures with local property variation. Acellent Technologies Inc. has therefore proposed to develop reliable and consistent damage diagnostics and characterization techniques for U.S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseNavy

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