Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 8 million Americans have peripheral vascular disease (PAD). Percutaneous transluminal artery (PTA) treatment of severe PAD involves the use of balloons and stents, but delivery of these therapies is often suboptimal due to inaccuracies in angiographic… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transseptal (TS) access for left heart procedures is an important and rapidly growing space for diagnostics and therapy delivery with an expected total of over 10 million U.S. patients. In the U.S. and/or Europe, TS access procedures are used for atrial… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a national and worldwide epidemic that places the largest clinical and economic burden on the healthcare system of any disease condition. Patients with stable and acute coronary conditions are often treated with percutaneous… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT Technological aids supporting medication management for chronically ill patients are proliferating, offered in electronic telehealth devices. Pill organizers, reminders, monitors, and usage communicators have enabled an array of home health aids to support users and caregivers in pill… more
Abstract:Opiate-agonist pharmacotherapy utilizing buprenorphine/naloxone is known to decrease illicit opiate use. However, poor medication management and misuse during self-managed opioid substitution therapy (OST) constrains efficacy, while aggrandizing relapse,hospitalizations and mortality. One of the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: Significant increase in the efficiency and speed of MS-based tissue imaging (IMS) performed at atmospheric conditions using high-resolution mass spectrometer will have a profound impact on method applications to the entire analytical field ofcharacterization of biomarkers in tissues.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Koronis Biomedical Technologies (KBT) proposes a novel tool to test the integrity of implantable cardioverter- defibrillator (ICD) leads in-situ. Siilar to pacemakers, ICDs are surgically implanted just under the skin outside of the patient's rib cage. An… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR grant application is in response to PA-11-335, from Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The intent of PA-11-335 is to help move useful technologies from non-commercial laboratories into the commercial marketplace by… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project aims to generate blood tests for: 1. mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 2. conversion risk from MCI to full-blown Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have reported that systemic footprints, increases in key micro- RNA (miR) levels, are identifiable… more
Abstract:Whole blood remains the cornerstone specimen type used in molecular analysis. Changes in the DNA, RNA, protein, peptide, metabolic, and blood cell analyte levels during pre-analytic specimen handling between collection and eventual molecular analysis impacts testing accuracy and delegitimizes any… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Minimal Residual Disease Monitoring by T-cell Receptor Repertoire Profiling T-cell neoplasms are generally more aggressive and have poorer outcomes than comparable B-cell lymphomas. In addition, for many of these patients, prognosis following disease relapse is… more
Abstract:Immunotherapy has emerged as a promising method to treat several cancers. In 2012 the FDA approved a new immunotherapy agent, ipilimumab, for metastatic melanoma. Ipilimumab activates T-cells and globally increases the adaptive immune response and resultsin an enhanced response to the cancer. In a… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase I SBIR is the pre-clinical development of a novel gene-based delivery system for bevacizumab (anti-VEGF antibody) to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The premise is based on: (1)the demonstrated efficacy of monthly… more
Abstract:Develop an inexpensive, easy to use, aerosolized delivery system of a combination of anti-tubercular drugs that could be used for the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB ). PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Goals: The goal is to expand the known pharmacological relationships among arrestin and G protein biased ligands. Starting with the Gi-coupled dopamine D2 receptor (D2R), we will predict biased ligands, evaluatingour methods both retrospectively and via… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The detection and diagnosis of fractures in teeth is a difficult but very common clinical problem that has been specifically identified as a top research priority by the American Association of Endodontists Foundation.Currently, dentists use patient history,… more
Abstract:O-glycosylation is one type of important protein modification and plays crucial roles in many cellular processes. Currently, there is limited commercial source for the glycosyl amino acid building blocks that can be utilized in glycopeptide synthesis. Inthis Phase I project, Life BioScience Inc.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A large body of evidence indicates that the cognitive impairment and delayed neurodegeneration in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by increased accumulation of tau, phosphorylated tau (p-tau) and other neurotoxic proteins including APP and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): PROJECT SUMMARY This proposal is a Phase 1 proposal in response to The National Institute of Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program call for proposals for the Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutic AgentsEnabled By Nanotechnology (SBIR [U43/U44])… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over one million prostate biopsies are performed in the US each year to diagnose approximately 200,000 cases of prostate cancer. The majority of these biopsies are performed needlessly. The overall objective of this project is to develop a secondary prostate… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long range goal of this research is to develop and commercialize a novel device that provides mechanical airway support to treat obstructive sleep disordered breathing (SBD). The investigators invented and fabricated a machine that requires no electricity and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are 5 million births in the United States each year of which 500,000 are premature. Prematurity is associated with substantial mortality, morbidity, and escalating cost. The complications of premature birth include respiratory, gastrointestinal, and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Iron deficiency is frequently encountered in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and many other populations. Current oral iron formulations are poorly tolerated. Injectable iron preparations are difficult to administer, costly and have serious adverse… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this proposal is to develop an effective enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Sanfilippo A patients by exploiting safety, supply, and cost advantages of plant-based enzyme bioproduction while integrating novel ERT delivery strategies being development… more
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