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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. Restimulating memory T cell responses in elderly by a novel, live influenza vaccine

    SBC: Flugen, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    Respiratory infections with influenza viruses cause severe morbidity and mortality in humans and animals worldwideImportantlyin humansthe majority of morbidity and mortality following flu infection is seen in older individualsrtyears oldYetclear understanding of how aging impacts on innate immune responsesand how to improve vaccine design in this age group is lackingRestimulating preexisting memor ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. A Novel Strategy to Identify Substances that Improve Mitochnodrial Fitness

    SBC: CYTEGEN CORP            Topic: NIA

    Project Summary Abstract Mitochondrial dysfunction causes mitochondrial diseases and is tightly linked to aging and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinsonandapos s and Alzheimerandapos s Recent discoveries support that mitochondrial dysfunction can be overcome to treat age related decline Cytegenandapos s hypothesis is that exercise induces the secretion of blood borne proteins that act ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Highly sensitive isothermal method and instrument for field diagnostics to facilitate malaria eradication


    Plasmodium falciparum is the most virulent form of malaria causing million deaths per year Success with patient treatment and a malaria eradication campaign depends significantly on our ability to detect new infections as early as possible in the field rural areas including asymptomatic cases preferably using a small amount of blood e g from a finger prick and to clearly discrim ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. A cloud based software platform to enhance reproducibility collaboration and translation of stem cell research

    SBC: Cellara, LLC            Topic: 400

    Project Summary Stem cell research has shown great potential to help treat or even cure a wide array of health conditions including cardiovascular and neurological disease cancer and diabetes This field is now beginning to move rapidly from the re search stage to clinical translation and commercial applications However it has been widely recognized that stem cell scientists have difficulty ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. 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
  6. Graphene based Nanosensor Device for Rapid Onsite Detection of Dissolved Lead in Tap Water


    PROJECT SUMMARY There is an increasing public concern about monitoring water quality in the entire drinking water supply system especially at the point of use spurred by recent water catastrophes such as the one in Flint Michigan that has caused severe health issues for thousands of children due to the unsafe level of lead in contaminated drinking water Current quantitative detection methods ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Prediction and Measurement of the Soot Build-Up in Film-Cooled Rocket Engines

    SBC: JOHNSON ROCKETS            Topic: AF15AT21

    This Phase II STTR effort is focused on generating the data necessary to identify the phenomenology that produces carbon deposition within kerosene film cooled rocket engines.This data is essential to guide the model development and validation process.Program outputs will be both data and a physics-based model for carbon deposition.

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. Integrated biochemical and bioinformatic technologies for accurate transcriptome-wide full-length RNA assembly.

    SBC: LUCIGEN CORPORATION            Topic: 172

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The human transcriptome is significantly more complex than its cognate genome due to the hundreds of thousands of possible isoforms allele specific expression issues variable RNA editing changes and differential expression patterns spanning cell types developmental stages and physiological stresses Next generation sequencing NGS platforms are fundame ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Biological treatment of bacterial keratitis

    SBC: AMEBAGONE, INC.            Topic: N

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Staphylococcus is the most common cause of infections worldwide The pathogen persists asymptomatically on human skin from which it may spread to ocular tissues and cause corneal infection When this happens corneal bacterial keratitis can occur and if not treated effectively it may lead to blindness Multi Drug Resistant MDR variants of S aureus Sa are ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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