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IGF::OT::IGF LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT TSH HORMONE RECEPTOR AGONIST FOR THYROID…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N43CO120057
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCI
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
BETHESDA PHARMA, LLC
2400 Research Blvd Suite 310 ROCKVILLE, MD 20850-6252
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: IGF::OT::IGF LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT TSH HORMONE RECEPTOR AGONIST FOR THYROID CANCER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N43CO120057
Award Amount: $289,639.00
 

Abstract:

Following ablative surgery for thyroid cancer, follow-up management of patients includes monitoring for radioiodine uptake or serum TG levels. Recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone (rhTSH) is currently used to increase the sensitivity of measurements in patients on thyroid hormone replacement; however, rhTSH is expensive to produce and requires injection for delivery. A small-molecule thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) agonist may offer the beneficial effects as rhTSH but at a lower cost and with oral administration. We propose here to evaluate Compound 1 (NCGC reference # 00161870-01) for its potential as a clinically translatable TSHR agonist. We propose three aims to: 1.) SyntheSize 50 grams of compound 1 and evaluate its effect onTSH receptors in cells, 2.) Determine pharmacokinetics in rats, and 3.) Identify a safe dose of compound 1 for pre-IND investigations. Also, we will evaluate the genotoxicity of this compound in rats. The successful completion of this phase I SBIR willallow compound 1 to be advanced to a phase II application to develop a new diagnostic for use in patients with thyroid cancer.

Principal Investigator:

Rukhsana Rahman
301-983-4006
RUKHSANA627@GMAIL.COM

Business Contact:

Rukhsana Rahman
301-983-4006
RUKHSANA627@GMAIL.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

BETHESDA PHARMA, LLC
2400 Research Blvd Suite 310 ROCKVILLE, MD 20850-6252

EIN/Tax ID: 999999999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No