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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Validation of a salivary miRNA diagnostic test for autism spectrum disorder

    SBC: Quadrant Biosciences Inc.            Topic: 103

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a continuum of neurodevelopmental characteristics that includes deficits in communication and social interaction, as well as restrictive, repetitive interests and behaviors. ASD is an increasing public health concern, with about 1 in 45 American children diagnosed with ASD in 2014, a 10-fold increase in prevalence over the past 40 years. The effect of ASD on both ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. Proteasome inhibitor re-sensitizing molecules for treatment of refractory multiple myeloma

    SBC: Leukogene Therapeutics Inc.            Topic: 102

    Project Summary Abstract Multiple MyelomaMMis the second most common form of blood cancer and remains an incurable and deadly diseaseProteasome inhibitorPItherapy is a cornerstone in the treatment of MMbut resistance to this class of agent is an emerging challenge in the clinicNew therapeutic approaches that specifically target resistance are needed to maximize responses and ultimately produce cur ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Novel SCD1 inhibitors for treatment of cancer

    SBC: MODULATION THERAPEUTICS, INC.            Topic: 102

    Project Summary Metabolic reprogramming plays a critical role in carcinogenesisin part due its ability to promote immune suppressive properties within tumorsHoweverit is unclear whether inhibition of fatty acid metabolism in tumors affects their immunogenicityHerewe show for the first time that inhibition of stearoyl CoA desaturaseSCDthe rate limiting enzyme involved in fatty acid synthesis conver ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Electronic Optimization of Stem Cell Derived Human Cardiac Myocytes

    SBC: Cytocybernetics Inc            Topic: NHLBI

    Project Summary As part of the FDA approval process for novel therapeutic drugssafety screening demonstrating that the candidate drug does not have deleterious effects on the human cardiac action potential is requiredHealthy human heart cells are not available for such preclinical drug testingThere is currently no consensus on the best experimental approach to provide the most efficienteconomicala ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Mobile Augmented Screening Tool to Increase Adolescent HIV Testing and Linkage to Care

    SBC: Digital Health Empowerment, Inc            Topic: NICHD

    ABSTRACTAdolescents face increased HIV riskinfrequent testinginconsistent linkage to careand a lack of prevention related knowledgeWe propose to address this by completing and evaluating the Mobile Augmented ScreeningMAStool to increase youth HIV testing via a tablet based intervention in clinical settingsand then use text messages to facilitate linkage to care for those who test positiveand deliv ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Automated Assessment of Leptomeningeal Collaterals on CT Angiograms

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: 108

    AbstractThe primary goal of this study is to develop an automated scoring system of leptomeningeal collaterals based on CT angiographyCTAas a quantitative assessment of acute ischemic strokeLeptomeningeal collaterals provide an alternate path of blood flow in the setting of a proximal vessel occlusionThe presence and effectiveness of leptomeningeal collateralsi ecollateral statusvaries significant ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Development of an Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening Test based upon Metabolic Profiling of Fresh Blood Samples

    SBC: CIRCA BIOSCIENCE, LLC            Topic: 102

    Autism spectrum disorderASDis a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant deficits in reciprocal social interactionsimpaired communication and restrictedrepetitive behaviorswith a prevalence ofinchildren in the USEarly intervention programs have been shown to be effective for improving IQlanguageand social skills for toddlers as young asmonths of ageDiagnosis of ASD is currently bas ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Dressing Assistant: Home Technology to Sustain Independent Dressing in Dementia

    SBC: Inventors' Workshops, Inc.            Topic: NIA

    AbstractPersons living with dementiaPWDoften require assistance with routine activities and daily tasksWorkloads placed on caregivers often results in high levels of physical and emotional stressand depressionand higher overall morbidity and mortality ratesFocus group of caregivers for individuals with mild to moderate dementiaidentified dressing the PWD as the most pressing and stressful daily co ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Enhanced Software Tools for Detecting Anatomical Differences in Image Data Sets

    SBC: Ligo Analytics            Topic: 105

    Project Summary Morphometric analysis is a primary algorithmic tool to discover disease and drug related effects on brain anatomy. Neurological degeneration and disease manifest in subtle and varied changes in brain anatomy that can be non-local in nature and effect amounts of white and gray matter as well as relative positioning and shapes of local brain anatomy. State-of-the-art morphometry meth ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Nucleobase aminosugars with reduced ototoxicity

    SBC: NUBAD, LLC            Topic: Y

    PROJECT SUMMARYAminoglycosides are one of the cheapest and well known antibiotics in clinical use for overyearsbut one of the major limitations in their use is their ototoxicityWe are developing fast and low cost methods to develop aminoglycosides with antiribosomal activities and reduced toxicityIn this projectwe will identify novel aminoglycoside antibacterialsthat show reduced ototoxicityComple ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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