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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. 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
  2. Roboglasses electronic travel aid with hands free obstacle avoidance for blind and vision impaired users

    SBC: FAUXSEE INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: N

    Project Summary Fauxsee Innovations LLC The objective of this project is to assess the efficacy and usability of an electronic travel aid ETA called Roboglasses developed through an NSF SBIR grant in reducing head and upper body injuries sustained by blind people who currently use a cane and or guide dog for mobility Canes and dogs only provide information about ground level obstructions ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Noninvasive Home Assessment of Cardiac Filling Pressure to Identify Heart Failure Patients at High Risk for Readmission

    SBC: Vixiar Medical, Inc            Topic: NHLBI

    Congestive heart failure CHF is the most common reason for hospitalization in the U S with over million admissions per year Patients admitted with CHF usually need IV diuretics to promote fluid removal The readmission rate is high over by days and by days post discharge This also presents an enormous economic burden hospitalizations account for a large percentage of the ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Algorithm to support accurate efficient text generation within an onscreen keyboard app

    SBC: INVOTEK, INC.            Topic: NICHD

    Abstract The use of writing to interact with others is of critical importance to persons with severe physical impairments SPI and persons with severe speech and physical impairments SSPI For these people written communication tools such as email texting and social media play essential roles in supporting social closeness the exchange of information with others and exercising self determi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Developing Testing and Validating a Wearable Alcohol Biosensor

    SBC: Clinitech, LLC            Topic: 450

    PROJECT SUMMARY This application for a Phase I SBIR award represents a collaboration between Clinitech LLC and McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School to develop a wearable biosensor for detecting alcohol in the interstitial fluid of humans who have consumed alcohol Excessive use of alcohol accounts for much of the public health burden related to alcohol use disorders including fetal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Improving MPS I ERT Efficacy through Lectin Mediated Delivery

    SBC: Biostratagies, LC            Topic: 101

    The long term goal of this project is to develop an improved ERT for MPS I patients with innovations that enhance ERT delivery and disease correction in hard to treat organs such as the brain while integrating safety and cost advantages of plant based bioproduction MPS I Syndrome is caused by genetic deficiencies in the lysosomal enzyme L iduronidase IDUA While current ERT drug options for M ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Point of care immunoassay for rapid diagnosis of tinea capitis

    SBC: DxDiscovery Incorporated            Topic: NIBIB

    Tinea capitis scalp ringworm is a fungal dermatophyte infection of scalp hair follicles that afflicts of the U S pediatric population Tinea capitis is a major health care disparity because it occurs predominantly among individuals with a disadvantaged socioeconomic background and sub Saharan African descent Diagnosis of tinea capitis is currently dependent on culture and microscopy Both ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Development of a Low Profile Dual Hormone Patch Pump with Novel Occlusion Sensor

    SBC: Sfc Fluidics, Inc.            Topic: NIDDK

    Development of a Low Profile Dual Hormone Patch Pump with Novel Occlusion Sensor Project Summary The Specific Aim of this project is to develop a discrete low profile dual hormone drug delivery system using SFC Fluidics enabling microfluidic technologies A dual ePump will be developed in which a single ePump body will independently and accurately deliver both insulin and glucagon from two ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Development of a Non adjuvanted VLP Vaccine against Stealth H N Influenza

    SBC: EPIVAX, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The avian origin H N influenza virus that emerged in humans in China in presents a unique challenge to vaccine development because it is poorly immunogenic Neutralizing antibodies are not detected in acute phase infection Anti H antibody responses are significantly delayed and exhibit low avidity in comparison with antibodies generated following seas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Multi Source E Beam kV X Ray Tube for Image Guided Radiotheraphy

    SBC: TELESECURITY SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: 102

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant This project will develop a commercial product that will enable for the first time realtime tumor tracking during radiotherapy at an attractive price point and with minimal interference with standard clinical practice The key novel technology is an optimized multi source X ray tube with focal spots that is placed below the multi leaf collimator MLC of a r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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