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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. Developing an efficient E-cigarette aerosol generation and exposure system for rodent models with aerosol characteristics equivalent to those inhaled by E-cigarette users

    SBC: AUTOMATE SCIENTIFIC, INC.            Topic: NIDA

    Abstract E cigaretteE ciguse has rapidly proliferated worldwideIt is speculated that E cig use may exceed conventional cigarette use withinyearsCigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disabilityAs E cigs are a relatively new productstudies are needed to determine their long term detrimental effectssome of which may be similar to the long term detrimental effects of nicotine ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Retinal eye-tracking for the prognosis and monitoring of multiple sclerosis

    SBC: C. Light Technologies, Inc.            Topic: NINDS

    Abstract The goal of this project is to validate an innovativehighly sensitive retinal eye tracking technologythe tracking scanning laser ophthalmoscopeTSLOas a prognostic and monitoring tool for neurodegenerative disordersnamely multiple sclerosisMSThe applications of effective treatments for multiple sclerosis are constrained bythe absence of methods for early detection andquantitativehighly sen ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Intravascular molecular-structural NIRF-IVUS imaging of coronary artery disease

    SBC: IntraVascular Imaging, Inc.            Topic: NHLBI

    The goal of this Phase I STTR project is to constructoptimizeand test a clinically viable intravascular near infrared fluorescence intravascular ultrasoundNIRF IVUSimaging catheter for simultaneous molecular and structural diagnosis of coronary artery diseaseCADCAD is a worldwide leading cause of death and disabilityincluding acute myocardial infarctioncongestive heart failureand sudden cardiac de ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Innovative Nose-to-Brain Anticancer Drug Transport Facilitated by NEO100

    SBC: Neonc Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 102

    Project Summary Abstract Many pharmaceutical agents are highly potentbut are unable to exert substantial therapeutic activity against disorders of the brainbecause the blood brain barrierBBBeffectively prevents their access to the site of intracerebral diseaseFor examplethe majority of glioblastoma patientsdespite the best efforts of current medical caredie within two years after diagnosisHencethe ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. A Novel Therapeutic that Harnesses Microtubules to Promote Cavernous Nerve Regeneration after Radical Prostatectomy

    SBC: MicroCures Inc.            Topic: 300

    Radical prostatectomyRPis a commonly used treatment option for localized prostate cancerUnfortunatelythe procedure carries a risk of post surgical complications including a high risk of erectile dysfunctionEDAccording to The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Studyvirtually all men experience ED after surgeryincluding a profound loss of nocturnal erectionsThe Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study further reveals t ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. 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 Services
  7. Exploration of Low-Cost Long-Timescale Free Energy Perturbations on FPGAs

    SBC: Silicon Insite, Inc.            Topic: 400

    Drug discovery is challenging and expensiveespecially in the phase of lead optimization whichpredicts binding to a targetComputational approaches can add substantial valueComputingrelative binding free energiesRBFEbetween congeneric molecules using molecular dynamicsMDgreatly reduces the search space and considerably improves convergenceThe Silicon TherapeuticsSTXINSITE platform uses an RBFE proto ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Formation and Structural Property Relationships of a Tetracalcium Phosphate Bone Adhesive Biomaterial

    SBC: LaunchPad Medical, Inc            Topic: NIA

    Project Abstract Approximatelyof all fractures occur in the small bones of the wristshands and feetamounting to more thanmillion annuallyConsidering functional losses associated with the locations of these injuriesproper reduction and fixation is critical to ensure optimal rehabilitation and recoveryComplex injuries that include irreducible fractures or segmental bone loss require operative fixati ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. A Mobile Tai Chi Platform for Fall Prevention in Older Adults

    SBC: BioSensics LLC            Topic: NIA

    Project Summary The overall goal of the proposed work is to develop a platform capable of delivering and monitoring adherenceproficiencyand safety of a home based simplified Tai Chi intervention for older adultsDuring Phase I of this Fast Track STTR project we will further develop a novel approach to assessing Tai Chi performance adherenceproficiencyand safety based on wearable sensor dataMetrics ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Toward Automated Spike Sorting via Ground Truth Neural Recordings

    SBC: Leaflabs, LLC            Topic: 101

    PROJECTSUMMARY Scaling extracellular electrophysiology to higher channel counts is hindered by the burden of data handling storageand especially preprocessinge gspike sortingThe burden of spike sorting can in principle be reduced through a combination of high density multielectrode arrayprobetechnology and algorithm optimization to yield a spike sorting method that is both highly accurate and full ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services

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