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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until September, 2020.

  1. Correction of Splicing Defects in Cystic Fibrosis with Peptide-Oligonucleotide Conjugates and Small Molecule Enhancing Compounds

    SBC: Initos Pharmaceuticals LLC            Topic: NCATS

    ABSTRACT The pathogenesis of Cystic FibrosisCFis caused by mutations in the gene for CFTRa cAMP activated chloride channel that regulates salt and water transport in epithelial tissuesespecially those in the airwaysRecent progress has resulted in small molecule therapeutic agents that partially correct defects in the CFTR protein due to certain mutationsHoweverin a substantial fraction of CF patie ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. Development of a predictive moderate throughput assay to screen novel Designer Proline-rich antimicrobial peptide Chaperone protein inhibitors (DPCs) against multi-drug resistant pathogen

    SBC: Arrevus, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    Multi drug resistantMDRbacterial infections represent a significant threat to public healthIt is estimated that the impact of antibiotic resistance will continue to grow resulting in a global economic burden of $trillion and causingmillion deaths annuallyMany of the therapeutics currently under development represent traditional antibiotic approaches or next generation antibiotics that will likely ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Novel and potent SHIP1 inhibitors for improving hematologic recovery following myelosuppressive therapies

    SBC: Alterna Therapeutics, Inc.            Topic: NHLBI

    ABSTRACT Despite recent advances in targeting cancer cellschemotherapy remains a mainstay of oncologyextending survival and providing cures for many types of cancerHoweverchemotherapy that ablates or suppresses bone marrow cells can be debilitating even when combined with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantationHSCTThe treatment causes severe side effects such as anemianeutropenia and th ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Automated CRISPR Screening Using the CellRaft Technology

    SBC: Cell Microsystems, Inc.            Topic: 400

    Project SummaryGenome wide functional genetics has been recently made possible by pooled library based CRISPR Casgene editing technologyBy randomly knocking out thousands of geneslarge scale screens can be conducted for functional geneticsdrug sensitivity and other phenotypesCurrently howeverthis forward genetic approach is largely relegated to live dead screens in mammalian cellsImproving the sop ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Personalized Neural Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer

    SBC: Falcon Therapeutics, Inc.            Topic: NCATS

    PROJECT SUMMARY GlioblastomaGBMis an intractable cancer with an average survival time oftomonthsTreatment options are limited by the infiltration of tumor cells into healthy tissue and the difficulty of delivering effective chemotherapeutics across the blood brain barrierbut engineered neural stem cellsNSCshold great promise as GBM therapies because they selectively migrate to tumor cells and can ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Development of a Novel Bio-Adhesive Mesh System for Abdominal Hernia Repair

    SBC: CIRCA BIOSCIENCE, LLC            Topic: 300

    Development of a Novel Bio Adhesive Mesh System for Abdominal Hernia Repair Project Summary Abstract This project proposes the development of a novel mesh adhesive system for abdominal hernia repair utilizing surface modification of polymer surgical mesh to allow for improved tissue fixation with a poloxamine hydrogel adhesiveMore thanmillion Americans undergo hernia repair with surgical mesh each ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Use of a Designer Proline-rich antimicrobial peptide Chaperone protein inhibitor (DPC) for treating antibiotic resistant pneumonia

    SBC: Arrevus, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    Project SummaryInfectious disease is the third leading cause of death in the United Statesand hospital acquired infectionsHAIsin particular affectmillion patients annuallyThe most common type of HAI is pneumoniaoften caused by multi drug resistantMDRpathogens such as Staphylococcus aureusPseudomonas aeruginosaKlebsiella pneumoniaeEscherichia coliand Acinetobacter baumanniiRates of antibiotic resis ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Developing and validating a podocyte cell-based diagnostic assay for identifying recurrent focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis patients

    SBC: InDepth Pharmaceuticals, LLC            Topic: 400

    Diagnosing glomerular diseases accurately and in timely fashion is key to developing a successful treatment plan and thereby prevent their progression to ESRDend stage renal diseaseHowevertheir successful diagnosis remains challenging due to the complex diagnostic procedures used including invasive renal biopsiesThusthere is a compelling need to develop simplified procedures to detect glomerular d ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. MegaTrans- human transporter machine learning models

    SBC: COLLABORATIONS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.            Topic: 400

    Summary Being able to predict interactions with important human transporters would be of value to new drug design to avoid compounds that interact with them and cause undesirable side effectsOATP BSLCO Band OATP BSLCO Bare `uptakeandapostransporters largely restricted to the sinusoidal aspect of hepatocytesThey both transport a wide variety of structurally unrelated compoundsincluding members of s ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Good Bowls: Empowering Communities to Achieve Good Food Access and Health Equity

    SBC: Good Bowls,LLC            Topic: 102

    PROJECT SUMMARY Povertyethnic minority statusand rural residence are strong predictors of poor healthThere are multiple contributors to high chronic disease ratesincluding food insecuritylack of access to affordablenutritionally valuable foodand unemploymentRural poverty in the Southeast is exacerbated by reduced economic opportunity associated with agricultural transitions and historical loan dis ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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