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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 henryh@niehs.nih.gov.

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

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 2018

Entanglement Technologies, Inc.
Rapid Real-Time High-Sensitivity Trichloroethylene Vapor Analyzer
Project Leader: Bruce A. Richman
Funding Period: Phase II: August 2015 - January 2018

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 - January 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 - March 2018

Pollution Control Technologies, LLC
On Site Mercury Remediation via Activated Fly Ash
Project Leader: Kaspars Krutkramelis
Funding Period: Phase II: January 2016 - December 2017

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.