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NOVEL CEREBROPROTECTIVE AGENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13999
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13999
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nova Pharmaceutical Corp
6200 Freeport Ctr Baltimore, MD 21224
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: NOVEL CEREBROPROTECTIVE AGENTS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,159.00
 

Abstract:

THERE CURRENTLY EXISTS NO EFFECTIVE PROPHYLACTIC OR POST-HOC PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR MINIMIZING ISCHEMIA-INDUCED NEURONAL DAMAGE. MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE BELIEVED TO SUFFER NEURONAL DAMAGE AND PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF ISCHEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE OR ACUTE CARDIAC ARREST. NOVA PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION HAS DISCOVERED TWO SERIES OF COMPOUNDS THAT SHOW PARTICULAR PROMISE IN PRELIMINARY SCREENS FOR CEREBROPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY; LEAD COMPOUNDS INCREASE SURVIVAL IN AN HYPOXIC ENVIRONMENT AND BLOCK NMDA AND MES-INDUCED SEIZURES. THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO CONFIRM THE CEREBROPROTECTIVE POTENTIAL OF THESE AGENTS, USING MODELS OFTRANSIENT GLOBAL (GERBIL CAROTID ARTERY OCCLUSION) AND OF FOCAL (PHOTOCHEMICALLY INDUCED THROMBOSIS) ISCHEMIA. A SECOND GOAL WILL BE TO COMPLETE EXAMINATION OF THE TWO SERIES OF COMPOUNDS IN THE PRELIMINARY CEREBROPROTECTION SCREENS. FINALLY, IT IS PLANNED TO EVALUATE THE POTENCY OF BOTH SERIES OF COMPOUNDS TO DISPLACE SIGMA RECEPTOR LIGANDS AND TO NONCOMPETITIVELY MODULATE BINDING AT THE (3H)TCP-LABELED,NMDA RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED "PCP" SITE IN THE HOPE OF IDENTIFYING A BINDING-SITE/RECEPTOR ASSAY PREDICTIVE OF CEREBROPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J Pontecorvo
3015227000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nova Pharmaceutical Corp
6200 Freeport Centre Baltimore, MD 21224

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