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THERAPEUTIC USE OF INTER-ALPHA INHIBITOR IN SEPSIS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60989
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
GM065667
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PROTHERA BIOLOGICS, LLC
551 Warren Avenue EAST PROVIDENCE, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: THERAPEUTIC USE OF INTER-ALPHA INHIBITOR IN SEPSIS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43GM065667-01
Award Amount: $143,105.00
 

Abstract:

The primary goal of this proposed research is targeted towards demonstrating the commercial utilization of human plasma derived inter- alpha inhibitor proteins (IaIp) an effective therapy of sepsis. IaIp are serine protease inhibitors found normally at high levels in human plasma. The fact that no person with complete absence of IaIp has ever been detected suggests an essential physiological role for these proteins. In patients with severe sepsis, the plasma level of IaIp decrease significantly and the decrease correlates with mortality. We propose that administration of IaIp to restore the imbalance between these natural protective inhibitors and destructive proteases will prevent organ injuries and ultimately reduce sepsis related mortality. Our preliminary animal studies in a sepsis rat model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) have demonstrated the beneficial effects of IaIp in maintaining hemodynamic stability, preventing organ injury, and improving survival during sepsis. In this study, we propose to optimize a protocol for purification of IaIp from human crude plasma and to evaluate and confirm the beneficial effects of the purified IaIp in the CLP rat model. The ultimate goal of these studies is to develop a novel plasma derived therapeutic that is safe and effective for sepsis.

Principal Investigator:

Yowpin Lim
4014445416
YOW-PIN_LIM_MD@BROWN.EDU

Business Contact:

Yow-pin Lim
4014382949
YOW-PIN_LIM_MD@BROWN.EDU
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROTHERA BIOLOGICS, LLC
PROTHERA BIOLOGICS, LLC 87 WALMER AVE EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

EIN/Tax ID: 710868235
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No