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ANTIBODIES TO COMPLEX RECEPTORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60582
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AI052848
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INTEGRAL MOLECULAR
3711 MARKET ST Suite 900 PHILADELPHIA, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: ANTIBODIES TO COMPLEX RECEPTORS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AI052848-01
Award Amount: $200,090.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): ViraCore is a biotechnology company that is creating a drug discovery tool that is capable of presenting complex receptors in a nanometer-sized particle format. Specific ally, ViraCore is using "lipoparticles", nanometer -sized particles surrounded by a lipid bilayer and embedded with membrane-bound receptors, to purify and solubilize complex receptors from the cell surface while maintaining their structuraI integrity. The purpose of this proposal is to use lipoparticles to develop monoclonal antibodies directed to conformationally complex epitopes of membrane- bound receptors. Many of the receptors and epitopes that we will target are difficult or, in some cases, impossible to target using traditional methods, including activated receptor conformations and intracellular structures. Lipoparticles present a unique technology for the development of important new classes of antibodies and vaccine candidates. This proposal focuses principally on antibodies to chemokine receptors, a class of membrane-bound receptors involved in HIV infection, AIDS pathogenesis, and immunity. However, the results of this proposal can have a broad impact on the development of antibodies, vaccines, and therapeutics against a wide variety of complex receptors.

Principal Investigator:

Sharon H. Willis
2159666065
SH_WILLIS@YAHOO.COM

Business Contact:

Benjamin Doranz
2159666018
BDORANZ@YAHOO.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTEGRAL MOLECULAR
INTEGRAL MOLECULAR 3701 MARKET ST, STE 340 PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104

EIN/Tax ID: 233091965
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No