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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. Development of small near-infrared laser system capable of improving immune respo

    SBC: SEMINEX CORPORATION            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The broad and long-term objective of this project is to amplify the effectiveness of vaccines without the use of chemical or biological adjuvants. We will address this objective by demonstrating the feasibility for small laser- based devices to enhance responses to intradermal vaccination. A number of investigators have shown that a promising new way to make va ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Harvesting specific plant metabolites from hairy root cultures using magnetized n

    SBC: NAPROGENIX, INC.            Topic: NCCIH

    DESCRIPTION: Plants produce a wide variety of valuable bioactive metabolites, but these are commonly present in low concentrations in the wild-type plant. This makes the separation and purification of these compounds complicated and expensive. The applicant company, Naprogenix Inc, has developed a technology for increasing the yields of specific bioactive metabolites in mutant plant cell cultures ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Therapeutic Utility of renalase and renalase peptides in cisplatin-mediated renal

    SBC: BESSOR PHARMA, LLC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cisplatin is a cornerstone therapy for a number of cancers including testicular, bladder, ovarian and lung. It is also used to treat cancers in children. In all cases there is a high incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) that can also lead to later stage kidney damage. This risk limits its use. We have found in pilot studies that renalase, or peptide fragment ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. DNP Polarization Agents for Real-Time Metabolic Imaging and Clinical Diagnosis

    SBC: DYNUPOL, INC.            Topic: NCI

    Project Summary / Abstract Although standard MRI techniques provide valuable structural insight, a related technique known as magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) adds powerful real-time metabolic information about the tissues under study. MRS provides early detection of disease, monitoring treatment efficacy, and, in the case of cancer, a dramatic reduction in unnecessary biopsies. However, bro ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Developing Inhibitors of the STARS/SRF Pathway for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

    SBC: Jenesis Biosciences LLC            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting an estimated 8.3% of the population. Unfortunately, the majority of individuals with diabetes continue to have suboptimal control ofglucose, therefore new and improved approaches to prevention and treatment are sorely needed. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Patti's laboratory at the ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Mitochondrial Uncoupling as a Therapeutic Target in Obesity

    SBC: Nano-Mite Technologies, LLC            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Obesity is recognized as a national and global epidemic, as approximately 65% of adults in the United States are classified as overweight or obese as defined by body mass index (BMI). In fact, in the year 2000, the human race reached a historical landmark, when for the first time in history the number of adults with excess weight surpassed the number of those w ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Exosomal drug formulations

    SBC: 3P BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): More people in the U.S. (160,340 per year) die of lung cancer than of prostate, breast, and colon cancer combined. The most common type of lung cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), accounts for 75% of all lung cancers. Regrettably, 85% of all patients diagnosed with NSCLC eventually die of the disease within 5 years, due to micro-metastasis and relapse. ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Novel commensal polysaccharide treats multiple sclerosis through Treg modulation

    SBC: SYMBIOTIX BIOTHERAPIES, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating inflammatory disease that is the most common neurological disease of young adults, affecting over 350,000 patients in the US and over 2.5 million patients worldwide. MS is a disease of high unmetmedical need, currently treatable with one of several approved drugs, all of which result in either immune modulation or significant immunosuppre ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. AutoRegister: A system for enhancing the accuracy of tumor change detection

    SBC: CORTICOMETRICS LLC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project proposes to build an integrated software-based system for enhancing the accuracy of tumor change detection. The intent of the system, called AutoRegister, which is to be deployed on a clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner platform, is to automate the alignment of a patient's brain scan with that of a prior scan, such that subseque ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. MDCT Quantification of hepatic tumor viability for assessment of cancer therapy

    SBC: IQ Medical Imaging LLC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary hepatic malignancy (more than 80%) and the third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide. Contrast-enhanced multi-phase multi-detector CT (MDCT) is a routine imaging modality for patients diagnosed with hepatic malignancy. The change of tumor size measured on single-phase (mostly portal-venous p ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
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