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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Noninvasive neonatal glucose monitor

    SBC: FLUOROMETRIX CORPORATION            Topic: NICHD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abnormally low (hypoglycemia) and abnormally high (hypoglycemia) glucose in neonates can lead to devastating consequences. Thus, constant, accurate and safe glucose monitoring is imperative in neonatal care. However, point-of-care (POC) devices for glucose testing currently used for neonates are originally designed for adults. Thus, they do not address issues s ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. in vivo Studies of Clinical Stage Globin Modulators

    SBC: Phoenicia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Inherited disorders which decrease production or alter structure of the 2-chain of hemoglobin A (2-thalassemias or sickle cell disease) are among the most common monogenic diseases in the world, afflicting millions worldwide, and are designated by WHO as a global health burden. Fetal hemoglobin (HbF: 12, 32) is another type of hemoglobin which is present in all ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Wearable Device for Continuous Hemodialysis

    SBC: Infoscitex Corporation            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION: The fundamental goal of this program is to develop a microfluidics-based artificial kidney that minimizes exposure of blood to artificial surfaces and provides continuous perfusion in a compact, wearable device. This device will provide treatment at low flow rates over long times, greatly reducing concentration and volume transient in body fluids. The key element is a primary separato ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. A Bioactive Prosthetic Vascular Graft

    SBC: BIOSURFACES, INC.            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 60,000 prosthetic grafts, which are primarily comprised of polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), are implanted in the United States each year. Unfortunately, these grafts continue to have high failure rates due to secondary complications associated with acute thromboses and incomplete, unregulated cellular prol ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Health and Human Services

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