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Author: yourindustrynews.com


Source: yourindustrynews.com


Interest: Flow Polymers, LLC, was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of $143,984 by the National Science Foundation to develop novel nano-filler technology for tire innerliners.


Link: http://www.yourindustrynews.com/flow polymers awarded small business innovation research (sbir) grant_66478.html

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Author: National Science Foundation (NSF)


Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)


Interest: The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new effort to help develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful technologies, products and processes. The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, a public-private partnership, will connect NSF-funded scientific research with the technological, entrepreneurial and business communities to help create a stronger national ecosystem for innovation that couples scientific discovery with technology development and societal needs.


Link: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121225

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Author: Ryan Singel


Source: http://www.wired.com


Interest: Government bureaucracies and start-ups are usually two things that don’t mix well together, but the National Science Foundation is looking to change that with a $10 million grant for an start-up education program intended to teach the nation’s top scientists and engineers how to become entrepreneurs.


Link: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/07/nsf-i-corps/

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Author: The City Wire staff


Source: http://www.thecitywire.com


Interest: Alma-based InvoTek, a research and development company, was awarded a $120,643 Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop prototypes of a computer control method that integrates head and eye movement into a new unified computer access method.


Link: http://www.thecitywire.com/?q=node/16928

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Author: Laura O'Brien


Source: Silicon Republic


Interest: Advising those looking to undergo a patent application, Coulter says companies should know their invention extremely well and be careful not to talk about it with anyone else. Coulter suggests, too, that companies should not assume no one has ever created the invention they’re hoping to patent.


Link: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/item/22850-sigmoid-pharma-in-favour-of/

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Author: Pat Flynn


Source: Sign On San Diego


Interest: The concept is not too far-fetched for the National Science Foundation. It is sufficiently impressed by preliminary research being done at San Diego State University and elsewhere that it has granted SDSU and two other universities $18.5 million to establish an engineering research center for sensorimotor neural engineering.


Link: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/24/sdsu-joins-research-for-futuristic-artificial/

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Author: Business Report Staff


Source: wyomingbusinessreport.com


Interest: The company received a $5,000 Phase 0 Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI) award to perform further data analysis, design test beds and make industrial visits that supported the development of a successful proposal to the National Science Foundation.


Link: http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=58740

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Author: CALVIN GOINGS


Source: pnwlocalnews.com


Interest: For small businesses seeking to advance their technological inventions in the commercial marketplace, the U.S. Small Business Administration coordinates the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program which targets the emerging entrepreneurial sector because that is where innovation and innovators thrive.


Link: http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/opinion/125728568.html

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Author: marketwatch.com


Source: marketwatch.com


Interest: BioTime, Inc. BTX +1.83% today announced it has been awarded a 10-month, $335,900 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop HyStem(R) microcarriers for the propagation of human stem cells and as a means of cell delivery for human clinical applications.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/biotime-receives-335900-sbir-grant-2011-07-15?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Author: Jose Morachis


Source: NanoSort


Interest: The National Institutes of Health awarded technology start-up NanoSort, Inc. a 2 year, $698,000 small business innovation research (SBIR) grant.


Link: http://www.pr.com/press-release/338295

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Author: marketwatch.com


Source: Advanced Photonix, Inc.


Interest: The purchase was made via a Phase III contract which is a continuation from prior SBIR contracts and gives preference to companies involved in related development previously funded under the SBIR program.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/advanced-photonix-inc-announces-phase-iii-t-ray-4000r-system-sale-2011-07-14?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Author: FedBizOpps.gov


Source: FedBizOpps.gov


Interest: NASA/NSSC plans to issue a solicitation/Request for Proposal (RFP) under the SmallBusiness Technology Transfer Program.The NASA STTR program is conducted under the authority of the Small Business TechnologyTransfer Program Reauthorization Act of 2000. It is designed to provide small businesseswith opportunities to compete for federal research and development awards and tostimulate the commercialization of the resulting technology.


Link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a290b0ae8a7a66fa82e87dd9bd691327&tab=core&_cview=0

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Author: Bruce Booth


Source: Forbes


Interest: The venture business is now 12 years into a slump in returns that has discouraged even the most enthusiastic investors and limited partners in the space. Yet over the past 18 months, hope has sprung eternal amongst IT and Internet venture investors driven largely by a daily barrage of blog and news headlines covering the exponential growth and dramatic returns prospects of a small handful of social networking and gaming companies.


Link: http://blogs.forbes.com/brucebooth/2011/07/11/life-sciences-the-rodney-dangerfield-of-venture-capital/

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Author: Rachel Cooper


Source: The Telegraph


Interest: Globally, the imbalance was becoming more extreme. Mr Oliver said that in the US, 83pc of private and public funding went to the top 20pc of US companies, but the bottom 20pc of companies raised only 0.4pc of funds.


Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/8629083/Biotech-companies-see-profits-jump.html

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Author: marketwatch.com


Source: marketwatch.com


Interest: Stellar is proposing a $500,000 grant and notice of an award, should one be granted, is expected later in 2011.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stellar-biotechnologies-presents-phase-iib-proposal-to-the-us-national-science-foundation-nsf-2011-07-06?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Author: businesswire.com


Source: businesswire.com


Interest: These commercial-off-the-shelf products are a result of Mainstream’s successful commercialization of an earlier Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. Mainstream leads the Department of Defense in SBIR commercialization with a 100 percent rating on the Commercialization Index.


Link: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110706005133/en/Mainstream-Engineering-Awarded-Contract-Provide-U.S.-Army

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Author: Nathesh


Source: it.tmcnet.com


Interest: Applied Nanotech Holdings, a research and commercialization organization, claimed that it will be developing ultra-lightweight hydrogen fuel tanks using carbon nanotube reinforcement, using the Phase I SBIR grant in the amount of $149,426 from the U.S. Department of Energy.


Link: http://it.tmcnet.com/topics/it/articles/193651-applied-nanotech-holdings-receives-phase-sbir-grant-from.htm

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Author: http://www.dailymarkets.com


Source: http://www.dailymarkets.com


Interest: The Tea Spot has submitted a proposal for a competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the cooperative research agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Link: http://www.dailymarkets.com/stock/2011/06/28/the-tea-spot-applies-for-460000-small-business-innovation-research-grant/

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Author: Joseph Wise


Source: wiredvc.com


Interest: Seattle based Impel NeuroPharma recieved up to $750K in grant money from the U.S. Department of Defense. The grant type is a Phase II Small Business Investigational Research (SBIR) and covers funding for project research in 2011 and 2012.


Link: http://www.wiredvc.com/impel-neuropharma-gets-750k-grant-from672-dod/

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Author: http://www.news-medical.net


Source: http://www.news-medical.net


Interest: Impel NeuroPharma, a medical device company whose technology is designed to enable pharmaceutical drugs to bypass the blood-brain barrier and enter the central nervous system (CNS), today announced that it was selected to receive a Phase II Small Business Investigational Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Defense's Chemical and Biological Defense SBIR Program entitled, "Blood Brain Barrier Drug Delivery of Therapeutics for Chemical Warfare Agents."


Link: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110624/Department-of-Defense-awards-Impel-Phase-II-SBIR-grant-for-blood-brain-barrier-bypass-technology.aspx

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