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Company Information:

Name: BIOTRONICS, INC
Address: 1606 GOLDEN ASPEN DR
Ames, IA 50010 8011
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (515) 233-4161

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $159,943.00 2
SBIR Phase II $746,000.00 2

Award List:

Enhancing Pork Quality and Value Using Live Animal Ultrasound Technology for Better Breeding and Marketing Decisions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Doyle E. Wilson, President
Award Amount: $79,943.00
Abstract:
Over the past 15 years, the emphasis on selecting for leaner pigs with larger loineye areas and high percent lean cuts has resulted in meat with lower water-holding capacity, lower intramuscular fat (IMF), and lower scores for juiciness, flavor and overall pork quality. Swine breeders need a genetic… More

Enhancing Pork Quality and Value Using Live Animal Ultrasound Technology for Better Breeding and Marketing Decisions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Doyle E. Wilson, President
Award Amount: $346,000.00
Abstract:
Consumers and an ever growing segment of the pork industry know that more optimal levels of marbling must be put back into the high-value pork cuts. Biotronics, Inc. is developing technology to solve this problem by using real-time ultrasound to measure the percent of intramuscular (% IMF) fat in… More

Hybrid System for Ultrasound Signal, Spectral, and Image Analyses to Enhance Meat Quality Evaluation in Food Animals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Doyle E. Wilson, President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Determining meat quality attributes in food animals is essential for genetic selection, sorting, and marketing. Ultrasound techniques have the potential to benefit the swine industry for improvements in both quality and yield measures by non-destructive means. There is a need to continually improve… More

Hybrid System for Ultrasound Signal, Spectral, and Image Analyses to Enhance Meat Quality Evaluation in Food Animals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Viren R. Amin, Lead Project Engineer
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Determining meat quality attributes in food animals is essential for genetic selection, sorting, and marketing. Ultrasound techniques have the potential to benefit the swine industry for improvements in both quality and yield measures by non-destructive and non-invasive means. Biotronics, Inc. has… More