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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. JUST ASK: WEB-BASED SBIRT SUPPORT FOR PCP

    SBC: ACADEMIC EDGE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An estimated 25% of primary care patients may have some form of substance abuse. The goal of this project is to develop web-based educational and performance support tools for primary care providers (PCPs) to engage in substance abuse screening, brief intervention, referral, and treatment (SBIRT). The effort will be grounded in an integrative reasoned action approach to provider performance, incor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Low Cost Device for Detection of Retinal Disease

    SBC: AEON IMAGING, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of the proposed SBIR program is to create a low cost instrument, the Laser Scanning Digital Camera (LSDC), which is a non-mydriatic retinal imaging device for screening diabetic retinopathy with the com bined capability of displaying fixation targets. Diabetic retinopathy is the main cause of visual acuity loss among working age adults in the U ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. HIFU and Immunotherapy Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

    SBC: FOCUS SURGERY INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Experimental investigations have demonstrated that the delivery of HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) to cancerous tumors results in the release of heat shock proteins and generates a beneficial immune response. T he release of proteins into the blood as a result of HIFU therapy is further demonstrated by the spike of the serum prostate specific antigen ( ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Dental Pulp Derived Stem Cells: Optimizing Collection and Cryopreservation

    SBC: GENERAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop an understanding of the collection, processing and cryobiological characteristics of stem/progenitor cells recovered from extracted teeth with the ultimate culmination of these data to allow for a cryobank of Dental pulp derived stem cells (DPSCs) for research and/or potential transplant or other clinical util ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Viyant Hazmat Skilled Support Personnel Just in Place Performance Support

    SBC: WisdomTools Enterprises Inc            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Skilled Support Personnel (SSP) are essential to site recovery, yet they are often under-trained in hazmat response and may lack knowledge of how to cope with specific incidents. Poor training and rusty skills lead to injury to themselves and others, as well as making the overall situation worse. Beyond full instructional courses, a continuum of training a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Extracting Semantic Knowledge from Clinical Reports

    SBC: LOGICAL SEMANTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Analyzing and processing free-text medical reports for data mining and clinical data interchange is one of the most challenging problems in medical informatics, yet it is crucial for continued research advances and impr ovements in clinical care. Natural language processing (NLP) is an important enabling technology, but has been held back because it is difficul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Discrete Event Simulation of Mental Health Disorders in Medicaid Populations

    SBC: MEDICAL DECISION MODELING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Phase 1 project goal is to develop a quantitative model that allows healthcare decision makers to analyze the effectiveness, costs, and cost-effectiveness of interventions for patients with schizophrenia in a state Medicaid population. Furthermore, a discrete-event operational planning submodel will evaluate how schizophrenia and associated interventions a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Multi-Media Imagery Program for Breast Cancer Patients (Phase II)

    SBC: MIND MATTERS RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): To improve quality of life and reduce stress for breast cancer survivors. Phase II Aims: (1) To demonstrate the clinical efficacy (i.e., improved quality of life, stress reduction, participant satisfaction with product) of the Envision the Rhythms of Life program and (2) to establish the technical merits of the program's distance-delivery (videoconferencing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Peptide Therapeutics for Inhbiting Abdominal Adhesions

    SBC: MOERAE MATRIX INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Adhesions, fibrous scars abnormally conjoining adjacent tissues, are primarily caused by surgical procedures. They can arise in many areas of the body as common sequelae of abdominal, gynecological, thoracic, and cardia c procedures [4, 5, 8-10]. Adhesions can cause not only pain and discomfort, but also loss of organ function and even death. While the technolo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. A new cancer protein solubility tool: Entropic Bristle

    SBC: Molecular Kinetics Inc            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Expression and purification of cancer-associated proteins are prerequisite steps necessary to study their functions, structures, and interactions. However, these steps are often challenging or even infeasible due to poo r protein solubility. This project seeks to develop a tool, a set of entropic bristle-based AquoProtTM vectors, to dramatically increase the fr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services

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