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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. An MPM-based Multiscale Framework for Simulations of Mesoscale Heterogeneous PBXs

    SBC: WASATCH MOLECULAR, INC.            Topic: AF15AT28

    ABSTRACT: We will develop a multiscale molecular dynamics/material point method (MD/MPM) methodology for determining the response of PBXs to a wide range of loading conditions as a function of mesoscale structure with emphasis on accurate representation of interfacial physics. The initial material of choice will be HMX + DOA plasticized HTPB binder. Velocity-dependent grain-grain and viscoelastic ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Backbone Degradable Polymer-drug Conjugates for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

    SBC: TheraTarget, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The purpose of this Phase II STTR project is to develop a polymeric system for the combination delivery of two antineoplastic agents gemcitabine and paclitaxel Based on the successful results of the STTR Phase I award this Phase II proposal details the rationale and research plan for the synthesis and evaluation of in vivo efficacy of two novel macromolecula ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Bayesian Inference of Spacecraft Geometry and Pose

    SBC: VISION SYSTEMS INC.            Topic: AF17AT007

    Space platforms are complex dynamical systems and there are many reasons to model them from ground telescope imagery as well as from space-based sensor platforms. One key motivation is to determine the operational state and configuration of the vehicle. Key questions such as did the solar panels fail to deploy, did the object begin to tumble unexpectedly may be addressed by a sufficiently detaile ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. Biomimetic Material Solutions for the Stabilization of Labile Reagents

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: AF15AT29

    ABSTRACT: Elimination of the cold chain is of vital importance for the ability to treat injured warfighters in the field and behind enemy lines. The application of an already FDA approved reagent for the stabilization of labile reagents will allow for minimal development time delaying the fielding of a new technology to fill this role. Collagen has been used extensively since the 1980s as an appro ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. Hepatitis C Virus RNA-Targeted Therapeutics

    SBC: VIOGEN BIOSCIENCES, LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a significant human health issue, accounting for 50% of liver transplants in the US, with approximately 170 million persons infected worldwide. The current standard of care therapy of PEGylated-interferon and ribavirin is effective in only about 50% of patients, with severe side effects and contraindications limiting patient ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. 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
  9. Multiscale Simulation Framework for Modeling of Structural Reactive Materials

    SBC: WASATCH MOLECULAR, INC.            Topic: AF16AT23

    We propose to develop a set of multiscale modeling tools for structural reactive materials (SRMs) that explicitly treat microscale, mesoscale and macroscale coupling of mechanical response, thermal properties and chemical reactions. At the macroscale, a combined material point method (MPM, solid)/Eulerian (ICE, fluid) methodology, MPM-ICE, will be employed to investigate the behavior of select int ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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
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