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Your Environment. Your Health.

Currently Funded

NIEHS SBIR/STTR Environmental Technologies

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences funds Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) (R43/44) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) (R41/42) grants. These SBIR/STTR grants help small businesses develop innovative applications to translate and communicate environmental health research to improve public health.

Here we feature NIEHS small business grants awarded to foster the commercialization of innovative environmental technologies for detecting and remediating hazardous substances. These technologies have the potential of protecting health through preventing harmful exposures. For questions about these grants, please contact Heather Henry: 919-541-5330 or

Currently Funded Small Business Research Grants: Environmental Technologies

  • AxNano LLC.
    Controlled Release Polymer Structures of In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Contaminated groundwater
    Project Leader: Alexis W. Carpenter
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2016 - March 2018
  • Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
    Enhanced Recovery of Pharmaceutical Solvent driven by EPA Initiative
    Project Leader: Sudipto Majumdar
    Funding Period: Phase II: March 2018 – May 2020
  • CycloPure, Inc.
    Remediation of Perfluorinated Chemicals in Water Using Novel High-Affinity Polymer Adsorbents
    Project Leader: Gokhan Barin
    Funding Period: Phase I: March 2018 – September 2018
  • EnChem Engineering, Inc.
    Bench Scale Studies of Novel In-situ Aquifer Remediation of Recalcitrant Fluorinated Organic Compounds at Superfund Sites
    Project Leader: Raymond Ball
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2017 - February 2019
  • GlycoSurf, LLC
    Novel Rhamnolipid Surfactants for Recovery of Critical Elements and Remediation of Metal Contaminated Waste Streams
    Project Leader: Chett Boxley
    Funding Period: Phase I: March 2018 – March 2019
  • Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
    Low-cost, Easy-to-use Test for Determining Lead Concentration in Drinking Water
    Project Leader: Lihua Zhang
    Funding Period: Phase I: August 2017 - May 2018
  • Lynntech, Inc.
    Enhancing Non Fouling Membranes for Water Purification and Recycling
    Project Leader: David M. Battaglia
    Funding Period: Phase II: June 2016 - August 2018
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    An Agent-Based Modeling Platform for Environmental Biotechnology
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2016 - August 2018
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Biocatalyst Platform Technology for Enhancing Cometabolic Biodegradation
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase II: May 2017 - April 2019
  • NanoAffix Science, LLC
    Graphene-based Nanosensor Device for Rapid, Onsite Detection of Dissolved Lead in Tap Water
    Project Leader: Ganhua Lu
    Funding Period: Phase I: August 2017 - July 2018
  • Picoyune
    Gold Nanoparticle-Based Mercury Analyzer for On-Site Measurement of Soil and Sediment
    Project Leader: Jay James
    Funding Period: Phase II: August 2015 - September 2018
  • Pollution Control Technologies, LLC
    On Site Mercury Remediation via Activated Fly Ash
    Project Leader: Kaspars Krutkramelis
    Funding Period: Phase II: January 2016 - December 2018
  • PowerTech Water, LLC
    Anode Modification to Target Pb Removal for Drinking Water Purification using Inverted Capacitive Deionization
    Project Leader: Lindsay Boehme
    Funding Period: Phase I: July 2017 - June 2018
  • Zansors LLC
    Lipid Enhanced Nano-Sensors (LENS) for lead and mercury detection in water
    Project Leader: Steven Lenhert
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2017 - May 2018

For information about funding opportunities specific to the Hazardous Substances Detection and Remediation Program, please visit the Superfund Research Program SBIR webpage. For more information about all NIEHS funding opportunities for small businesses, visit the NIEHS SBIR/STTR webpage.

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