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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. SnapCap: a device to decontaminate central venous catheters (CVC) with 5 snaps

    SBC: Contech Medical, Inc.            Topic: NICHD

    Project Summary Abstract We propose a new approach to the decontamination of central venous catheters and the prevention of central line associated bloodstream infectionsCLABSIan important healthcare associated infectionCLABSIs cost the US healthcare system approximately $billion annuallyPronovostNEJMAdditionallyCLABSIs can be life threateningespecially in the very young and critically illEven whe ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Galectin-1 Protein Therapy for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    SBC: STRYKAGEN CORPORATION            Topic: NIAMS

    Abstract Lamininrelated congenital muscular dystrophyLAMACMDalso known as Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular DystrophyMDC Ais a fatal muscle wasting disease that affects patients from birthLAMACMD results from mutations in the LAMAgene resulting in loss of lamininproteinLamininis required for the formation of the heterotrimers lamininand lamininwhich are major constituents of the skeletal and c ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Biocatalytic production of precursors to lutein and zeaxanthin to address age related macular degeneration

    SBC: EscaZyme Biochemicals, LLC            Topic: N

    Project Summary Atrophic dry age related macular degeneration AMD is the leading cause of severe loss of vision for those over age Dietary supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin are recommended by the NEI for those at risk of late AMD There has been a corresponding growth in demand for these two xanthophylls Lutein and zeaxanthin are currently sourced from marigolds grown mostl ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Optimization of an integrin enhancing molecule for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    SBC: STRYKAGEN CORPORATION            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene resulting in the loss of the dystrophin glycoprotein complex in skeletal muscle Loss of dystrophin results in reduced sarcolemmal integrity progressive muscle damage and compromised muscle function There is currently no cure and limited treatment options for DMD and all affected child ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Galectin 1: A novel small protein therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    SBC: STRYKAGEN CORPORATION            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy DMD is a fatal muscle disease affecting in every male births DMD results from mutations in the gene encoding the dystrophin a kDa scaffolding protein responsible for providing a mechanical link between the muscle fiber actin cytoskeleton and a transmembrane protein complex called the dystrophin associated glycoprotein ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi diagnostic biomarkers in humans and nonhum

    SBC: DxDiscovery Incorporated            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The number of Lyme disease cases in the US has been recently estimated by the CDC at cases year This is major public health concern Currently available diagnostics rely on detection of the antibody response serology to Borrelia burgdorferi the causative agent of Lyme disease However serological tests are not accurate during the early stages of Ly ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Biomarker discovery for immunodiagnosis of invasive candidiasis

    SBC: DxDiscovery Incorporated            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Invasive candidiasis (IC) is one of the most serious threats to patients in a critical setting. With as many as 60,000 cases per year in the U.S., the total cost associated with IC in the U.S. may be as high as 2-4 billion/year. One of the most critical factors influencing patient outcome is early diagnosis. The goal of this project is a rapi and inexpensive i ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Role of Inter-alpha Inhibitors in Anthrax Intoxication

    SBC: PROTHERA BIOLOGICS, LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Anthrax is recognized as a class A bio-threat microbial pathogen that is readily weaponized and exceedingly difficult to treat. This bacterium is highly virulent inducing lethal infection in immunologically normal hosts by its intrinsic capacity to disseminate rapidly and induce sepsis, along with its ability to generate two highly potent exotoxins, lethal toxi ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Samaritan Compounds Suppress Viral Replication and Prevent Neuronal Damage

    SBC: SAMARITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently up to 50% of HIV infected individuals including those taking antiretroviral therapy have mild neurocognitive disorder. Furthermore, the population living with HIV infection continues to grow and there are now over one million people living with HIV in the US and 42 million around the world. This indicates that persistent HIV associated cognitive impai ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Electro-Mechanical Micro-Post Array to Detect In Vitro Muscle Contraction

    SBC: MYOMICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Myomics? technology to be developed in this Phase 1 project is based upon an in vitro skeletal muscle tissue force measurement technique for high throughput screening (HTS) of compounds to attenuate muscle weakness. The technology, termed Patterned Micro-Post-Arrays (P-fPA), is comprised of bioengineered skeletal muscle tissue attached to micro-mechanical senso ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of Health and Human Services

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