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Open Sourcing the NAPIS Software Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
96214
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
GM093480
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIGMS
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WHITE POINT SYSTEMS, INC.
BOX 2989, 520 SPRING ST FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Open Sourcing the NAPIS Software Technology
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43GM093480-01
Award Amount: $93,752.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop open source software components and a database design standard that specifically supports the natural products drug discovery community, and make them widely available to research groups without co st. While the utility of natural products in drug discovery has been clearly demonstrated, and represents an important source drugs on the market today, this research community remains sorely underrepresented with information technology solutions and suppo rt. This proposed project is based in part on an innovative adaptation of the commercially available NAPIS(r) software technology. The Phase I study consists of these specific aims: 1) establish and facilitate a community of open source software users and developers that will support the scientific community, 2) publish a flexible and scalable database design standard in the scientific literature, 3) deliver prototype Web-based open source software components for research groups to build a customizable and culturally adaptive system that is interoperable with other open source technologies. The initial focus is on natural products drug discovery but the results of this project will directly benefit the broader botanical dietary supplements and bioenergy scie ntific communities. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Free and open source software components and a database design standard that specifically supports natural products drug discovery will be produced by this project. The software design emphasizes flexibil ity and interoperability with other open source technologies. Scientific communities involved in natural products drug discovery, botanical dietary supplements and bioenergy research will directly benefit from these technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Gregg R. Dietzman

Business Contact:

Gregg R. Dietxman
gregg@wps2.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

WHITE POINT SYSTEMS, INC.
WHITE POINT SYSTEMS, INC. BOX 2989, 325 COURT ST FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250

EIN/Tax ID: 191160269
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No