Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Baculovirus expression vectors have been successfully used to produce thousands of proteins for vaccines, therapeutics, and structure-function studies. Baculoviruses have also been adapted for use as mammalian expressio
n systems and potential gene therapy agents… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) is a proven, powerful and versatile method of eukaryotic protein expression. It is used to produce vaccines, diagnostics, and biologically active proteins for a multitude
of research projects. Like all expression… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Improvements in the safety and efficacy of warfarin therapy will result from intelligent application of knowledge derived from inherited characteristics (CYP2C9 and VKORC1) of individual patients, only when this knowledge is applied… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The major barriers to preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease (AD) are its unknown pathogenesis/etiology and the lack of an objective, sensitive and specific biomarker of the disease, particularly at the early stageswhen therapeutic interventions would… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Counterpulsation with an intra-aortic balloon pump has been widely and successfully used as a short term treatment for both acute and chronic cardiac dysfunction. SCR (Louisville, KY) is developing a novel chronic, imp
lantable counterpulsation device (CPD) to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal is submitted in response to the program announcement PA-09-080, Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) and intende
d to be directed to the NIDDK, with a… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal is to create site-specific recombinase (SSR)-expressing transgenic rats in an efficient and unbiased manner through a transposon-mediated in vivo gene trap. Rats are very relevant for modeling human biology
and disease because rats, unlike mice,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The rat is a favored model for many types of human disease for which mice are not suitable. As opposed to the mouse, rats and humans also share more similarity in their cytochrome P450 genes, making the rat a more usefu
l model for toxicology and pharmacology… more
Abstract:This project will scale up manufacturing systems based on green nanoscience pathways for optically transparent nanocomposites, leading to window coatings with higher thermal efficiency and photovoltaic cells with higher energy efficiency. VDL will migrate its nanocomposite technology, based on spin… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pancreatic islet transplantation is a viable approach for the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, this therapeutic approach suffers from graft rejection. Dr. Shirwan, founder of ApoImmune, has developed a novel immunotherapeutic approach aimed at… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is a significant unmet medical need to provide additional pharmacologic treatments for treatment and prevention of opioid overdose. This Fast Track STTR project proposes to apply drug delivery technologies to develop a novel use for a nasally delivered… more
Abstract:In traditional GMAW and modifications, the current melting the wire is the same as the current heating the base metal. To maintain a minimally acceptable productivity, the base metal heat input is typically much greater than the required to control the distortion at an acceptable or desirable level.… more
Abstract:Research is proposed for the development and implementation of state of the art, reduced order nonlinear aeroelastic models for multidisciplinary/multi-fidelity optimization problems. Highly efficient and accurate aeroelastic simulation tools will be constructed based upon the mathematical formalism… more
Abstract:The proposed research program will develop a physics-based identification, modeling and risk management infrastructure for aeroelastic transonic flutter and limit-cycle oscillations (LCO). This capability will be built upon high fidelity state-of-the-art theoretical/computational methods as… more
Abstract:The proposed work aims at developing techniques that will address the current limitations of Cartesian-based Navier-Stokes CFD schemes by exploring three promising methods of implementing improved wall boundary conditions. The three methods are based on: (1) the diamond stencil approach of Delanaye… more
Abstract:This SBIR aims at developing a high-fidelity, yet efficient and easy-to-use, composite rotor blade and wing section design environment to facilitate rapid and confident aeromechanics assessment during conceptual design stages. A well-known technical barrier for composite rotor blade and wing section… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently buprenorphine (BUP) is used in the treatment of opioid abuse and for pain management. It can also be used improperly and abused as an opioid. In the United States, buprenorphine is marketed in sublingual and i
njectable forms. While the drug provides… more
Company:3 H CompanyAgency/Program/Year/Phase:NSF / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to demonstrate an innovative low cost, low energy-consuming, and novel CO2 capture technology based on a process entitled ?Split Amine Absorption?. The Phase I objective is to develop data necessary to confirm the principle of the concept… more
Company:3 H CompanyAgency/Program/Year/Phase:DOE / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract:CO2 is one of the major components that cause global warming. Current technologies for CO2 separation are too expensive, especially with respect to CO2 capture from post combustion flue gas. This project will develop a low-cost viable process, Phase Transitional Absorption, to capture CO2 from… more
Abstract:Military network environments will be subject to both internal and external threats for the foreseeable future. Internal threats to cyber networks from U.S. personnel receive little attention in comparison to external threats; yet, the consequences can be even more devastating. The lack of tools… more
Abstract:This program is to develop multi-layered,light weight armor alloys systems that offer improved fragmentation and armor piercing performance as compared to any other monolithic structures. Such alloys and laminated configuration will be developed by utilizing advanced computational techniques to… more
Abstract:Two different approaches will be investigated for producing aluminum alloys with a layer structure that have mechanical properties similar to Al 7050-T7 and Al 7075-T6 and greatly improved corrosion resistance. Layered aluminum alloys will be produced using the Novelis-FusionT casting process. … more
Abstract:The objective of this program is develop high strength aluminum alloys ( as high strength as that of 7075-T6) that would not require anodization to achieve corrosion resistance. Among the Al alloy systems, only 7xxx and Al-Cu-Li alloy systems are capable of such a high strength level of 7075-T6… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Detection of ovarian cancer at Stage I results in 5-year survivals of greater than 90%; however, only 23% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed early, with 67% being diagnosed with metastatic disease. Thus, new markers are b
eing sought to accurate identify patients… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Periodontal disease has been recently identified as a risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality for systemic diseases such as pancreatic cancer, cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, a
nd stroke), and diabetes, as well as for… more
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