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Your Environment. Your Health.

Currently Funded

NIEHS SBIR Environmental Technologies

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences funds Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) (R43/44) grants. These SBIR 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
    Development of a Smart PFAS-Collector for High-Throughput PFAS Detection
    Project Leader: Alexis W. Carpenter
    Funding Period: Phase I: September 2021 - August 2022
  • 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
  • CycloPure, Inc.
    Remediation of Perfluorinated Chemicals in Water Using Novel High-Affinity Polymer Adsorbents
    Project Leader: Gokhan Barin
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2022 - August 2023
  • GlycoSurf, LLC
    Bioinspired Green Glycolipids as Fugitive Dust Mitigation Agents
    Project Leader: Chett Boxley
    Funding Period: Phase I: May 2022 - April 2023
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    An Agent-Based Modeling Platform for Environmental Biotechnology
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase II: January 2021 - January 2023
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Intensified, High-Rate Reductive Immobilization of Hexavalent Chromium
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2022 - August 2024
  • 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 Sensor and Field Monitor for Mercury
    Project Leader: Jay James
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2022 - August 2023
  • Quantitative Biosciences, Inc.
    An Online, Real-Time Microfluidic Biosensor for PFOA and PFOS
    Project Leader: Nicholas Csicsery
    Funding Period: Phase I: December 2021 - September 2022
  • Stemloop, Inc.
    A Paper-Based Synthetic Biology Platform for the On-Demand Testing of Water Quality
    Project Leader: Khalid Kamal Alam
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2022 - August 2024
  • Steve Bitterly
    Develop a novel phase-change water/fluid purification technology that uses a NASA-validated vapor compression distillation (VCD)
    Project Leader: Steve Bitterly
    Funding Period: Phase I: January 2022 - June 2023

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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