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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
    Hydraulic Fracturing of Controlled Release Oxidants for Remediation of Low Permeability Zones
    Project Leader: Alexis W. Carpenter
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2019 - August 2022
  • Bluegrass Advanced Materials, LLC
    Development of Smart Flocculants for the Treatment of PFAS Contaminated Water
    Project Leader: Angela M. Gutierrez (University of Kentucky)
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2020 - February 2021
  • Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
    Enhanced Recovery of Pharmaceutical Solvent driven by EPA Initiative
    Project Leader: Sudipto Majumdar
    Funding Period: Phase II: March 2018 - May 2021
  • CycloPure, Inc.
    Remediation of Perfluorinated Chemicals in Water Using Novel High-Affinity Polymer Adsorbents
    Project Leader: Eddie Vitaku
    Funding Period: Phase II: August 2019 - August 2021
  • EnChem Engineering, Inc.
    Combined In-Situ/Ex-Situ Remediation of PFAS at Hazardous Waste Sites
    Project Leader: Raymond Ball
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2019 - August 2021
  • Foundation Instruments, Inc.
    Evaluating the Feasibility of the TotalTHM-NOW for Drinking Water Treatment Plants to Improve Water Quality, Reduce Costs, and Lower Cancer Risks
    Project Leader: Michael Brown
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2019 - February 2021
  • GlycoSurf, LLC
    Rhamnolipid-Based Remediation Technologies for Uranium and Rare Earth Element Contamination
    Project Leader: Chett Boxley
    Funding Period: Phase II: May 2020 - April 2022
  • Lynntech, Inc.
    Rapid Electrochemical Detection of Arsenic in Water
    Project Leader: Bikas Vaidya
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2019 - May 2021
  • 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 - March 2021
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    High-throughput Biocatalyst Manufacturing for Environmental Biotechnology
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase II: August 2020 - August 2021
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Intensified, High-Rate Reductive Immobilization of Hexavalent Chromium
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase I: July 2020 - January 2021
  • NanoAffix Science, LLC
    Graphene-Based Nanosensor Device for Rapid, Onsite Detection of Total Lead in Tap Water
    Project Leader: James C. Hill
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2019 - August 2021
  • OndaVia, Inc.
    Semi-Continuous, On-Line Monitoring of Selenium in Coal-Fired Power Plant Waste Water
    Project Leader: Mark Peterman
    Funding Period: Phase II: April 2020 - March 2022
  • Picoyune
    Plasmonic Mercury Sensor and Wearable Gas Detector
    Project Leader: Jay James
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2020 - February 2021
  • PowerTech Water, LLC
    Targeted Lead (Pb) Removal for Drinking Water Purification Using INCION
    Project Leader: Lindsay Boehme
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2019 - August 2021
  • RemBac Environmental, LLC.
    Development of an Innovative Approach for In Situ Treatment of PCB Impacted Sediments by Microbial Bioremediation
    Project Leader: Craig Bennett Amos
    Funding Period: Phase I: July 2020 - June 2021
  • Seacoast Science, Inc.
    Detection of Perfuorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in Liquid Samples
    Project Leader: Sanjay V. Patel
    Funding Period: Phase I: July 2020 - June 2021
  • Stemloop, Inc.
    A Paper-Based Synthetic Biology Platform for the On-Demand Testing of Water Quality
    Project Leader: Khalid Kamal Alam
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2020 - August 2021

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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