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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Very Large Area Microchannel Plate Neutron Detectors

    SBC: NOVA SCIENTIFIC INCORPORATED            Topic: 18a

    NOVA Scientific, Inc., teamed with the Electronics Group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, proposes to construct very large area Microchannel Plate neutron detectors. The applications of these much larger format detectors will serve an exceptionally broad range of government agencies from neutron scattering detectors for DOE to nuclear material panel detectors for NNSA, and ultimately to nuclear m ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  2. A nanoparticle-based vaccine against leishmaniasis

    SBC: L2 DIAGNOSTICS, LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop a recombinant subunit vaccine against cutaneous leishmaniasis. This vaccine will incorporate two protein antigens, TSA/TryP and P-4. Both antigens are highly conserved among Leishmania species, arerecognized by T cells of human patients, and confer protection against a live challenge in murine model studies. We expect that immunization usi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Integrated molecular diagnostic system for the point-of-care

    SBC: BIOHELIX CORPORATION            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This STTR-AT-NIAID seeks to develop an integrated nucleic acid system based on research done by Catherine Klapperich's laboratory at Boston University. The BU lab-on-a-chip includes a micro solid phase extraction (lt SPE) column, flap valves and hydrophobic vents to gate fluid movements through micro channels, and multiple reaction chambers for experimenta ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Isolation of functional IgGs in the cytoplasm of a novel E. coli expression host

    SBC: NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) hold great promise in human health with applications ranging from therapeutic agents that target cancer cells, to diagnostic biomarkers that can detect trace levels of a given antigen. Thispromise is best reflected in global sales of antibodies which reached nearly 31 billion in 2007 and future sales predicted to reach 56 billion ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. T cell cytokine assay for the diagnosis of disseminated Lyme borreliosis

    SBC: L2 DIAGNOSTICS, LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Lyme disease, due to infection with the Ixodes tick-transmitted spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, with more than 28,000 cases reported annually. The infectioncan remain localized to the skin or disseminate to cause disease in the skin, heart, joints and nervous system. The ospC genotype of the spiroch ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. A NOVEL BIS-INDOLE COMPOUND AGAINST CATHETER COLONIZATION

    SBC: MICROBIOTIX, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Infections associated with medical devices can be serious and even fatal. Catheter colonization and production of a biofilm on the surface of a catheter shortly after implantation are normally the prelude for infections. A number of antimicrobial-treated catheters have been developed to combat these infections, however, many of them have limited clinical effica ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Developing small molecule therapeutics for lupus

    SBC: Biomedical Research Models, Inc.            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affects ~ 2 million Americans with devastating impact on multiple organs, especially the skin, joints, kidney, and brain. Therapeutic strategies for lupus are largely palliative orimmunosuppressive with serious toxicities. No new drugs for SLE have been approved in decades. Thus, novel therapeutic approaches to lupus - par ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. A FAP-Activated Proteasome Inhibitor for Killing Solid Tumors

    SBC: ARISAPH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cancer is America's second leading cause of death. Many approved cancer drugs, such as bortezomib (Velcade), are cytotoxic agents that kill normal cells as well as tumor cells. Therapeutic benefit depends on tumor cellsbeing more sensitive than normal cells, thereby allowing clinical responses to be achieved at relatively safe drug doses; however, damage t ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. High-throughput portable software for fragment-based drug design

    SBC: ACPHARIS            Topic: NIGMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Fragment-based drug design (FBDD) is a combinatorial approach in which individual fragments binding to regions of the target site are selected from a fragment library, and then combined to form potential lead compounds.Interest in this approach has significantly increased during the last few years, with many companies using FBDD methods based on X-ray crystallo ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Emergency Operations Plans for Individuals with Disabilities

    SBC: PRAXIS            Topic: NICHD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project is designed to fill an important yet unmet need by developing an online training program that has the potential for reaching all emergency managers, responders and students in the field of emergencypreparedness with a specific focus on individuals with disabilities. Pursuing this objective, the applicant organization, Praxis, Inc., and the ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services

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