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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 April, 2020.

  1. Towards a New Generation of Glycoengineered Pneumococcal Bioconjugate Vaccines

    SBC: VaxNewMO            Topic: NIAID

    PROJECT SUMMARY Pneumococcal pneumonia remains the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia in both children under years of age and adults over years of age The standard preventative therapy is the conjugate vaccine Prevnar which consists of an immunogenic carrier protein covalently attached to one of thirteen pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides Although Prevnar has significantly red ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. ErythroMer Nanoscale Bio Synthetic Red Cell Substitute

    SBC: Kalocyte Inc            Topic: NHLBI

    PROJECT SUMMARY There is need for an artificial oxygen O carrier to substitute for banked blood in settings where stored blood is unavailable pre hospital care transport austere environments undeveloped countries or undesirable transfusion risk exceeds benefit To address this need we developed ErythroMer EM a first in class nano cyte blood substitute EM is a deformable ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Develop a new cisplatin based drug combination with reduced ototoxicity

    SBC: GATEWAY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: NIDCD

    PROJECT SUMMARY In spite of recent new drug developments platinum based drugs such as cisplatin are still widely used to treat solid organ malignancies Besides its limited efficacy serious side effects have been associated with the use of cisplatin such as bilateral and irreversible hearing loss In the cochlea cisplatin can trigger the production of reactive oxygen species and activate sev ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Developing a Nutraceutical Product against Noise Induce Hearing Loss

    SBC: GATEWAY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: NIDCD

    PROJECT SUMMARY The most common occupational and environmental hazard in this country is noise Itandapos s not surprising then that noise induced hearing loss NIHL is the second most common form of sensorineural hearing deficit behind only age related hearing loss presbycusis Although therapeutics that target the free radical pathway have shown promise for reducing NIHL there are no effe ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Development of Fibrin Specific Nuclear Probe to Reduce LVAD Adverse Events

    SBC: CAPELLA IMAGING, LLC            Topic: NHLBI

    Despite the myriad major advances in cardiology the prognosis for patients with severe medically refractive heart failure HF is exceedingly poor Approximately deaths occur annually in patients with HF who have endured an impaired quality of life often accompanied by significant economic and personal losses due to recurrent hospitalizations At least of these deaths were directl ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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