Applied LiveScience’s & Systems Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D


[RALEIGH, NC], February 8, 2018 – Applied LifeSciences & Systems (ALS-S) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $750,000 to aide in the commercialization of a vaccination delivery system for day-of-age chicks. 

Poultry producers have an urgent need for more effective vaccination methods to mitigate the losses associated with transitioning away from antibiotics. Applied LifeSciences & Systems has designed a solution to boost food production and provide better ways to protect agricultural systems from diseases by ensuring every bird receives an adequate vaccination at day of hatch. 

“The National Science Foundation supports small businesses with the most innovative, cutting- edge ideas that have the potential to become great commercial successes and make huge societal impacts,” said Barry Johnson, Director of the NSF’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships. “We hope that this seed funding will spark solutions to some of the most important challenges of our time across all areas of science and technology.” 

“We are honored to receive this SBIR/STTR Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation,” said Ramin Karimpour, Founder and CEO, Applied LifeSciences & Systems. “Our mission is to commercialize the innovative solutions we developed during Phase I. This product will help producers raise healthier flocks and improve animal wellbeing, as they minimize the use of antibiotics and save in production costs – and this grant will help us realize that goal for producers.” 

America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) funds startups in the development of deep technologies—those that are based on discoveries in fundamental science and engineering— transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. With NSF funding you retain full control over your team, the direction of your work, and your intellectual property. Our hope is that the startups funded by NSF will become successful and have a positive impact.  To learn more about the NSF SBIR/STTR program, visit: 

About the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Programs: America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $2 million to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $8.5 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. For more information, visit 

About Applied LifeSciences & Systems: Applied LifeSciences & Systems (ALS-S) is a bio- systems company focused on improving animal health and productivity in the poultry, livestock and aquaculture industries. To learn more about solutions from ALS-S, visit: