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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

  • Amaratek, Inc.
    Green Remediation Sponge for Poly- and Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances
    Project Leader: David Dumas
    Funding Period: Phase I: March 2019 - September 2019
  • 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
  • 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 - August 2019
  • Lynntech, Inc.
    Continuous Removal/Disposal System for the Concurrent Sorption and Breakdown of Contaminants Into Harmless Precipitates
    Project Leader: Joseph Miller
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2018 - August 2019
  • Microbial Insights, Inc.
    Expanding the Tool Box: Environmental Metabolomics Improves Decision Making and Management of Contaminated (Superfund) Sites
    Project Leader: Dora M. Taggart
    Funding Period: Phase I: April 2019 - October 2019
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Biocatalyst Platform Technology for Enhancing Cometabolic Biodegradation
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase II: May 2017 - May 2020
  • 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 2019
  • Ocean Nanotech, LLC
    On-Site Detection of Benzo(a)pyrene in Water and Soil
    Project Leader: Y. Andrew Wang
    Funding Period: Phase I: April 2019 - March 2020
  • OndaVia, Inc.
    Fast, Quantitative Analysis of Trichloroethylene in Water
    Project Leader: Mark Peterman
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2018 - August 2020
  • Quantitative Biosciences, Inc.
    A Customizable Real-Time Biosensor for Continuous Monitoring of Water Contaminants
    Project Leader: Scott W. Cookson
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2018 - August 2019
  • Seacoast Science, Inc.
    Low-Cost Robust Detection of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons in Aqueous Environments
    Project Leader: John Cowart
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2018 - September 2019
  • Statera Environmental, Inc.
    Composite Integrative Passive Sampler (CIPS)
    Project Leader: Damian Shea
    Funding Period: Phase I: April 2019 - December 2019

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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