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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:

  • 2witech Solutions LLC
    Fast Field Screening of PFAS in Non-Portable Waters..
    Project Leader: Qingwu Wang
    Funding Period: Phase I: May 2023 - April 2024
  • GlycoSurf, LLC
    Bioinspired Green Glycolipids as Fugitive Dust Mitigation Agents
    Project Leader: Chett Boxley
    Funding Period: Phase I: May 2022 - April 2024
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    An Agent-Based Modeling Platform for Environmental Biotechnology
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase II: February 2022 - January 2024
  • Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Intensified, High-Rate Reductive Immobilization of Hexavalent Chromium
    Project Leader: Fatemeh Shirazi
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2022 - August 2024
  • Picoyune
    Plasmonic Sensor and Field Monitor for Mercury
    Project Leader: Jay James
    Funding Period: Phase II: September 2022 - August 2024
  • Regenerative Solutions, Inc.
    Innovative Sorbents for Stabilizing Per- and Polyfluoroalky Substances (PFAS) in Soil Contaminated by Aqueous Film-forming Foam (AFFF)
    Project Leader: Tao Jiang
    Funding Period: Phase I: May 2023 - April 2024
  • 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 II: September 2022 - July 2024

These NIEHS-funded projects may be of interest to SRP grant recipients:

  • 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 2024
  • Espira, Inc.
    Fluorescence-Solid Phase Extraction (F-SPE) Platform for Rapid, On-site Detection of PFAS
    Project Leader: Dhruv Patel
    Funding Period: Phase I: May 2023 - April 2024
  • Foundation Instruments, Inc.
    SBIR Phase II: Evaluating the Feasibility of the TotalTHM-NOW for Drinking Water Treatment Plants to Improve Water Quality, Reduce Costs, and Lower Cancer Risks
    Project Leader: Paul Brister
    Funding Period: Phase II: June 2022 - May 2024
    Infrared Sensor for Screening of Emerging Contaminants in Water
    Project Leader: Ecatherina Roodenko
    Funding Period: Phase I: June 2022 - January 2024
  • PowerTech Water, LLC
    Electrochemical POU Water Purification System
    Project Leader: Lindsay Boehme
    Funding Period: Phase II: May 2022 - April 2024
  • 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
  • TDA Research, Inc.
    Filtration Media for In-Home PFAS Removal from Drinking Water
    Project Leader: Steven D. Dietz
    Funding Period: Phase II: August 2023 - July 2024

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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