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The SBIR and STTR programs provide critically important early-stage funding for technology-focused small businesses. Learn how these programs have helped entrepreneurs advance R&D and strengthen the nation's innovation economy

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Phoenix Integration

Since you can’t design a space vehicle by looking at one engineering discipline alone, multiple components need to be considered simultaneously in order to select the best choice. What would be the most fuel-efficient option? Are there lighter materials that could be used? Which design would be ready to launch the soonest?

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23 and Me

When genotyping solutions first came on the market, customers were thrilled they could pinpoint their ancestry and learn more about who they are and where they came from. 23andMe took this one step further, and became the only company to offer both an ancestry product and a genetic health assessment that provides customers with over 75 online reports related to genetic health risks, carrier status, wellness and more.

BioSensics, LLC

Seal of the Agency: HHS

Developed wearable sensors for automatic medical alerts.

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Seal of the Agency: NIH

Vaccines go a long way toward improving human health by immunizing us against common and not so c...

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Seal of the Agency: HHS

Development of an ancestry product and a genetic health assessment that provides customers with o...

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Seal of the Agency: DHS

SQUID-Technology™ arresting system, developed through contracts from the Department of Homeland...

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  • Biomimetic Nanostructured Coating for Environmentally Preferable Dry Machining

    NanoMech, Inc.Fayetteville, AR 72701 Cutting fluids used during the machining process are expensive,can be toxic, and produce a significant waste stream. NanoMech,Inc., developed a patented, innovative nanostructured coating for cutting tools based on the principles of biomimicry. The TuffTek®…

  • Developing and Validating Quantum Tutors: Supporting Anytime-Anywhere Learning

    Quantum Simulations, IncMurrysville, PA15668Projects Highlights - With support from the SBIR program at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and other funding sources, Quantum developed a suite of web-based artificial intelligence (AI) learning tutors…

  • Hall Of Famer starts with $1000 capital in 1989

    Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc. Tucson, AZ 85706 Highlights: Successful acquisition by BAE Systems Founded in 1989, Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc. (ACR) develops state-of-the-art high temperature, high strength ceramic materials and innovative processes. ACR’s first revenues came from the US…

  • Symantec Recognized By Small Business Administration

    SymantecMountain View, CA 94043 Highlights: 17,500 empoyees in more than 40 countries Symantec, an outstanding example of the values of the SBIR program, was inducted into SBA’s Hall of Fame on February 15, 2011. It was the first recipient of a grant via the SBIR program in 1982, established at the…

  • SBIR Hall of Famer - Martek Biosciences

    Martek Biosciences Columbia, MD 21045 Highlights: 525 employees, product present in 99% of infant formulas, $300 million revenue Life’s DHA and life’s ARA - “We don’t cure cancer. But we’ve impacted probably more people than any biotechnology company ever.” Peter Buzzy, the chief financial officer…