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Anti-Inflammatory Cardiovascular Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
93981
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL097512
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NOVELMED THERAPEUTICS, INC.
11000 Cedar Avenue, 135 CLEVELAND, OH 44106-0000
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Anti-Inflammatory Cardiovascular Device
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL097512-01
Award Amount: $273,190.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): NovelMed is developing an extracorporeal device which can be used to prevent complications associated with cardiac procedures where the patients' blood is exposed to artificial surfaces and ischemic/dead tissues. It is well known that the surfaces of plastics and other artificial synthetic materials in extracorporeal devices activate the alternative complement pathway (AP) causing post-surgical pathology (including bleeding complications). The effects of the AP activatio n are linked to cellular activation and the release of potent mediators of inflammation. Our cardiovascular device, InflamminTM causes the blood to resist AP activation during cardiac procedures. Preliminary data has demonstrated that our system is a tar get-specific inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway. Downstream events of the AP activation are linked to massive cellular activation and inflammation. Inflammin binds proteins which blocks the AP pathway upstream and prevents activation of neutro phils, monocytes and platelets. The bound protein is a component of the alternative complement pathway and is a killer protein that is indirectly responsible for the activation of neutrophils, monocytes and platelets. Based on the unique properties of the Inflammin system, we are developing a single use affinity cartridge/ filter that binds the killer protein present in blood. As a result, the blood is depleted of this protein. Serum depleted of the specific protein cannot activate the AP. Our preliminary d ata strongly suggest that Inflammin will remove the protein from serum rendering the serum incapable of activating the AP. Proposed studies will replace serum with whole blood. The whole blood - before and after the cartridge - will be evaluated for serolo gical and cellular activation markers. NovelMed has filed a provisional patent on this device and other similar devices that can be made using our affinity system. . PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: NovelMed has the potential of providing improved quality of life to those that currently suffer from the side effects of cardiac surgeries. NovelMed is developing an anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet cardiovascular device to address this unmet medical need. The device will absorb the protein that plays a role in cellu lar activation and inflammation. Removal of this protein will render the blood incapable of adversely responding to the CPB unit, thus, preventing complications that result from inflammation and platelet activation that occurs during cardiac surgeries. If this device becomes successful, it will be used in nearly all cardiac surgeries. .

Principal Investigator:

Rekha Bansal
4404779874
REKHA@NOVELMED.COM

Business Contact:

Ganesh Iyer
rekha@novelmed.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NOVELMED THERAPEUTICS, INC.
NOVELMED THERAPEUTICS, INC. 2265 ENTERPRISE PKWY TWINSBURG, OH 44087

EIN/Tax ID: 421597802
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No