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AT PRESENT, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STEROIDAL MEDICATIONS THAT REDUCE LOCAL…

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Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4707
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4707
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Topical Testing, Inc
1141 East 3900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: AT PRESENT, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STEROIDAL MEDICATIONS THAT REDUCE LOCAL INFLAMMATORY REACTIONS AND LOCAL ANESTHETICS THAT BLOCK SENSORY NERVE FIBERS, THERE ARE NO MEDICATIONS THAT ACT DIRECTLY TO SUPRESS THE SENSATION OF ITCH BY INHIBITING THE RESPONSE OF
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AT PRESENT, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STEROIDAL MEDICATIONS THAT REDUCE LOCAL INFLAMMATORY REACTIONS AND LOCAL ANESTHETICS THAT BLOCK SENSORY NERVE FIBERS, THERE ARE NO MEDICATIONS THAT ACT DIRECTLY TO SUPRESS THE SENSATION OF ITCH BY INHIBITING THE RESPONSE OF THE ITCH-SIGNALING RECEPTORS THATINNERVATE THE SKIN. IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THERE IS A POTENTIALLY LARGE MARKET FOR SUCH PRODUCTS, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES ARE DEVOTING MUCH EFFORT TOWARD DEVELOPING SUCH PRODUCTS. UNLIKE PAIN RESEARCH WHERE THERE ARE WELL DEVELOPED ANIMAL AND HUMAN MODELS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PAIN INHIBITION, QUANTITATIVE MEASURES FOR THE INTENSITY OF ACUTE PRURITIS ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO BE CONSTRUCTED. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AN ANIMAL BEHAVIORAL MODEL THAT CAN BE USED TOEVALUATE ANTIPRURITIC COMPOUNDS AND THEN TO TEST THE MODEL'SABILITY TO DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN TREATMENT AND CONTROL TRIALSWHEN A LOCAL ANESTHETIC IS ADMINISTERED IN DOUBLE-BLIND TESTS. THE USE OF HISTAMINE, WHICH PRESUMABLY ACTS DIRECTLYON THE SENSORY NERVE TERMINALS, AS A PRURITIC STIMULUS HAS BEEN VERY ENCOURAGING IN PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS. IN PHASE II OF THIS PROJECT, AN ANIMAL MODEL WILL BE USED TO TEST A NUMBER OF HERBAL PREPARATIONS THAT ARE REPORTED TO INHIBIT PRURITIS. PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES MAY BECOME MORE INTERESTED IN DEVELOPING ANTIPRURITIC MEDICATIONS AFTER A METHOD OF ASSAY HAS BEEN DEVELOPED.

Principal Investigator:

Robert p tuckett
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
8015818047

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Topical Testing Inc
1220 East 3900 South Suite 1e Salt Lake City, UT 84117

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