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Selective Decorporation Agents for NIAID

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
R44AI079935
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIAID
Solicitation Number:
PA09-093
Small Business Information
Caldera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
278 DP Road Suite D LOS ALAMOS, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Selective Decorporation Agents for NIAID
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44AI079935-03
Award Amount: $3,000,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase II project continues the successful Phase I discovery of novel decorporation agents that are selective for radioactive strontium (Sr). This project consists of the necessary steps for submission of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the US FDA. A goal is to have orally- administered, GI-chelation formulations ready for an FDA application by the end of year for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). This project is guided by the Guidance for Industry: Internal Radioactive Contamination -Development of Decorporation Agents. Sr-90 is easily obtained by terrorists;radioactive Sr-decorporation is a very high DHHS / NIH / NIAID / DAIT priority and treatments for Sr-90 exposure remain a critical need for the SNS. Sr-90 and its daughter yttrium-90 are beta emitters that deposit their energy in the body. Sr-90 is readily absorbed by both respiratory and GI routes and up to 50% of a dose will be deposited in bone. Current GI absorption blocking agents, such as aluminum phosphate, are of low effectiveness, although they are recommended for clinical use. There are no Sr-specific decorporation agents available. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This Phase II project continues the successful Phase I discovery of novel decorporation agents that are selective for radioactive strontium. A goal is to have orally-administered, GI-chelation formulations ready for an FDA application by the end of year for the Strategic National Stockpile. Sr-90 is easily obtained by terrorists; radioactive Sr-decorporation is a very high priority and treatments for Sr-90 exposure remain a critical need for the SNS.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin P. Warner
505-412-2345
warner@cpsci.com

Business Contact:

Lori Peterson
505-661-2420
peterson@cpsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CALDERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
278 DP Road Suite D LOS ALAMOS, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 120098206
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No