Awards

$225K

Non-Invasive, Highly Specific Detection of Oxytocin in Biological Fluids

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: RFA-HD-16-028
Budget: 05/18/16 - 04/30/17
PI: Avni A. Argun

? DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Non-Invasive Highly Specific Detection of Oxytocin in Biological Fluids Oxytocin, a neuropeptide hormone, plays an important role in a variety of complex social behaviors including affiliation, sexual behavior, and aggression. It is best known for its role to facilitate the birth process through induction...

$748K

High Pressure Electrochemical Oxygen Generation for ISS

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H14.02
Budget: 04/26/16 - 04/25/18
PI: Meagan Rich

Giner, Inc. has developed an advanced high pressure electrochemical oxygen concentrator (EOC) that offers a simple alternative to the use of pressure swing adsorption (PSA) systems to generate high pressure oxygen for the International Space Station (ISS) and future human space flight applications. The high pressure EOC is based on proven electr...

$1.05MM

Real-Time Sensor for Continuous On-Line Monitoring of Wastewater Quality

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A14-062
Budget: 03/17/16 - 03/16/17
PI: Dr. Badawi Dweik

Real-time monitoring of wastewater quality remains an unsolved challenge in the treatment industry. The standard method of biological oxygen demand (BOD) yields slow results (five days); another standard method, chemical oxygen demand (COD), uses hazardous chemicals and does not provide direct information on potential for ecological pollution. T...

$225K

Compact Point-of-Care Aptamer-Based Sensor for Detection of Oral Disease Biomarkers in Saliva

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-14-071
Budget: 02/15/16 - 02/14/17
PI: Dr. Robert C. McDonald

? DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Low-cost, point-of-care tools for saliva diagnostics of salivary gland disorders represent an unmet need in medicine. Current research and clinical testing in this area often rely upon large, expensive analytical equipment with lengthy turnaround times. This time adds to the time needed to cryogenically ...

$150K

High Charge Density Hydrocarbon-Based PEMs

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 12c
Budget: 02/12/16 - 11/21/16
PI: Cortney Mittelsteadt

Despite incremental improvements in the technology, polyfluorosulfonic acid (PFSA) membranes are still not an ideal fuel cell membrane material and their drawbacks (e.g., high cost and low mechanical strength at high temperature) require development of alternative polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for successful adoption of fuel cells as reli...

$100K

Enhanced Analysis for Pulsed Voltammetry Evaluation Tool

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A152-093
Budget: 12/22/15 - 06/21/16
PI: William Braff PhD

Pulsed voltammetry is a characterization tool for electrochemical systems that has been around for many decades. Unlike the more commonly used cyclic voltammetry techniques, the additional degrees of freedom intrinsic to pulsed voltammetry techniques permit the decoupling of reaction kinetics from diffusion, and allow for the precise measurement...

$500K

Pathogen Specific Antimicrobial Coatings For Fabrics

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Texas A&M University

Agency: Army
Topic: A14A-T012
Budget: 10/29/15 - 10/28/16
PI: Avni A. Argun

Antimicrobial treatment of military textile systems is intended to provide enhanced protection to the Warfighter in the field by preventing colonization of harmful bacteria that cause problems such as odor, dermatitis, impetigo, cellulitis, and other skin irritations. Current treatments can impart antimicrobial functionality to textiles; however...

$80K

Innovative Cathode Structure for Rechargeable Lithium/Oxygen Battery with Increased Energy Density and Cycle Life

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N152-093
Budget: 10/21/15 - 04/22/16
PI: Dr. Robert C. McDonald

Giner, Inc. (Giner) proposes to extend lithium/oxygen energy density and cycle life through the use of a highly engineered cathode with a combination of design and lightweight materials to optimize gas diffusion, lithium-ion conduction and product distribution in a microporous / macroporous architecture. The project will scale up and demonstrate...

$226K

Economical, No-Maintenance, Wearable Alcohol Sensor for Treatment, Research and Consumer Users

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: RFA-AA-15-008
Budget: 09/25/15 - 08/31/16
PI: Linda A Tempelman

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Economical, No aintenance, Wearable Alcohol Sensor for Treatment, Research and Consumer Users Alcohol use remains the third leading cause of death both in the US (85,000 deaths annually) and worldwide (up to 2.5 million deaths annually) with economic costs exceeding $223 billion annually in the US alone. Whil...

$225K

Portable Multimode Persufflation/Perfusion System for Extended Hypothermic Kidney Preservation

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-14-072
Budget: 09/14/15 - 08/31/16
PI: Linda A Tempelman

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Portable Multimode Persufflation/Perfusion System for Extended Hypothermic Kidney Preservation In 2011, over 110,000 patients in the US started treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients spend on average $70,000 annually on treatment, including dialysis. In The U.S. the current waiting list...

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