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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 June, 2020.

  1. Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 1

    On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. Novel Indication for Myeloid Progenitor Use: Induction of Tolerance in Solid Organ Transplantation

    SBC: Cellerant Therapeutics, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    PROJECT SUMMARY State of the art techniques result inyear solid organ graft loss ofto overin cardiopulmonary organ transplantationEstablishment of donor specific immunological toleranceDSITa condition in which a recipient accepts a transplant without immunosuppressionwhile retaining the ability to fight infectionswould reduce graft loss and transplant related complicationsThe only identified metho ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Development of Fibrin-Specific Nuclear Probe to Reduce LVAD Adverse Events

    SBC: CAPELLA IMAGING, LLC            Topic: NHLBI

    Despite the myriad major advances in cardiologythe prognosis for patients with severemedically refractive heart failureHFis exceedingly poorApproximatelydeaths 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 hospitalizationsAt leastof these deaths were directly related to severe heart fai ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. A Method to Increase Buprenorphine Treatment Capacity and Effectiveness

    SBC: CBT4CBT, LLC            Topic: R42

    The goal of this fast track STTR proposal is to expand buprenorphine maintenance therapy for opioiddependent patientsOvermillion people in the US are addicted to opiatesProviding effective agonist therapymethadone or buprenorphinecoupled with behavioral counseling greatly improves outcomesreduces morbidityand reduces societal costsMethadone maintenance treatment has been limited due to complex sta ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. A nanoparticle delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 based therapeutics

    SBC: ATGC Inc.            Topic: 100

    Abstract Applications of customizable nucleases such as CRISPRclustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeatsCasCRISPR associated proteinhave enabled efficient and precise gene correction in vitroand hold promises for eventually achieving in vivo gene correction therapyHoweverto apply CRISPR Casin therapeutic settingsseveral major challenges remain to be addressedihomologous recombinatio ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Development of Pirenzepine for CIPN

    SBC: WinSanTor, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    PROJECT SUMMARY Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathyCIPNis a debilitating condition that afflictsof cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and limits the dose and duration of treatmentSymptoms range from sensory loss to painful neuropathy and are accompanied by electrophysiological and structural indices of nerve damageThe American Society of Clinical Oncology currently makes no recommendat ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Smart Sensor Bandage for Ulcer Monitoring

    SBC: STOECKER MD, WILLIAM V            Topic: 600

    AbstractSmart Sensor Bandage for Ulcer Monitoring Non healing pressure ulcers result in approximately $billion in additional treatments each year in the United Statesraising in hospital mortality by nearly threefold and lengthening hospital stay by more than double when ulcers are presentThis burden is particularly pronounced in assisted living facilities where occurrence is high and skilled nursi ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Develop novel lutein biomanufacturing in a nonmodel yeast via engineered metabolons and metabolic analyses

    SBC: Arch Innotek, LLC            Topic: 300

    Project Summary Arch Innotek proposes to develop a sustainablecost effective fermentation process to produce lutein using engineered yeastLutein is an important antioxidant compound that can slow the progression of vision loss caused by age related macular degenerationAMDcataractsand retinitis pigmentosaAside from protecting eyesdietary intake of lutein can reduce risk of skin disordersseveral typ ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. A Novel Therapeutic that Harnesses MIcrotubules to Enhance Corneal Wound Healing Following an Alkaline Burn

    SBC: MicroCures Inc.            Topic: NEI

    The cornea is one of the most important tissues in the eye and its transparency is critical for good visual function in humansCorneal tissue injuries are the most common everyday issue for practicing ophthalmologists and can run the gamut in severityIn severe modelssuch as corneal alkaline burnsextensive healing is needed and often the burn victim is left with reduced visual acuityHealing of large ...

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