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  1. Self expanding hydrogel for pelvic brachytherapy a novel method for vaginal packing and customized radiation therapy

    SBC: BrachyFoam, LLC            Topic: 102

    This proposal aims to develop a polymer hydrogel strategy that can be used to improve the clinical care of patients receiving brachytherapy for gynecological cancers The biocompatible hydrogel will form in situ after being injected into the vaginal space and later removed by instillation of water to soften the hydrogel for easy extraction This Phase I proposal focuses on optimizing the polymer ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. Therapeutic disruption of Connexin mediated microtubule regulation to target glioblastoma cancer stem cells

    SBC: Acomhal Research, Inc.            Topic: 100

    Project Summary Glioblastoma GBM is one of the most lethal incurable human diseases Even with aggressive therapies including surgical resection followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy using temozolomide TMZ the median survival for GBM patients is only months In fact GBM cancer cells are highly infiltrative and comprise a sub population of glioma stem cells GSCs with tumorigenic pro ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. GRIM for head and neck cancer therapy

    SBC: GLYCOMANTRA INC.            Topic: 102

    Project Summary Many clinical and preclinical studies demonstrated that interferons IFNs exert a superior anti tumor effect when combined with retinoids a class of vitamin A metabolites We identified a novel tumor suppressor Gene associated with Retinoid IFN induced Mortality GRIM by a genome wide knockdown strategy In our recent publication in the PNAS we have shown that GRIM g ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Lipid Enhanced Nano Sensors LENS for lead and mercury detection in water

    SBC: ZANSORS            Topic: NIEHS

    Abstract This Phase I application aims to determine the feasibility of using lipid enhanced nanosensor LENS arrays for smart phone based detection of lead Pb and mercury Hg in drinking water at concentrations above FDA allowable levels LENS arrays are composed of fluid lipid multilayer diffraction gratings on surfaces The fluid nature of these arrays has two advantages reagents can ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Knowledge and Usage of Lactation using Education and Advice from Support Network KULEA NET

    SBC: Benten Technologies, Inc.            Topic: NIMHD

    PROJECT SUMMARY ABSTRACT Breastfeeding has the potential to reduce health disparities associated with infant mortality and morbidity Breastfeeding rates by ethnicity in the United States show a marked disparity in African American AA women as compared to other groups Barriers to breastfeeding are complex with literature citing a lack of knowledge poor family and social support inhibiting soc ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Controlled Release Polymer Structures for In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Contaminated Groundwater

    SBC: AxNano, Llc            Topic: NIEHS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The EPA estimates that one out of every four Americans lives within three miles of a hazardous waste site Over brownfield sites are awaiting remediation and sites on the National Priorities List Potential Responsible Parties or the Superfund program are tasked with remediating these sites but insufficient funding and growing number of sites hav ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Wireless sensor and telemedicine to screen for sleep apnea in elderly adults

    SBC: ZANSORS            Topic: NIMHD

    ABSTRACT Obstructive sleep apnea OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea OSA affects an estimated million adults and of all children in the US OSA results in tiredness depression and fatigue and has several associated common comorbidities It is believed that over of OSA remains undiagnosed The prevalence of OSA increases with age and if untreated increases the risk of ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Wearable Lab-on-a-patch for non-invasive Alcohol Sensing in Sweat

    SBC: ZANSORS            Topic: 400

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Zansors is a biosensor company with several research and product areas to commercialize evidence based healthcare solutions This proposed research is aimed at achieving objective assessment of blood alcohol concentration BAC by offering a wearable real time alcohol bio sensing device based on a bendable and stretchable lab on a patch platform invented by par ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Knee-Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game-based Home Therapy (KneeBRIGHT)

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The Knee Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game based Home Therapy andquot KneeBRIGHTandquot system combines electromyography EMG biofeedback with video game therapy VGT to provide knee osteoarthritis OA patients with an engaging effective tool for conducting rehabilitation exercises at home KneeBRIGHT aims to motivate patients with knee OA to ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Strength and BALance (SABAL) Virtual Trainer

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Introduction The Strength and BALance SABAL program targets reduction of fall risk in older adults through fun meaningful and motivating games that incorporate evidence based exercises and automatic generation of fall risk metrics The product consisting of virtual world based gaming software and an off the shelf KinectTM sensor will be used in senior ce ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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