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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. Development of a protein drug for pancreatic cancer treatment

    SBC: ProDa BioTech L.L.C.            Topic: NCI

    Abstract Pancreatic cancers are devastating diseases with five year survival rate less than Currently there is no effective treatment for advanced disease One major barrier to efficacy of anti tumor therapeutics is the dense desmoplastic stromal response Evidence suggests that cancer associated pancreatic stellate cells CAPaSC produce the stromal collagen The ECM laid down by CAPaSC is c ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Monoclonal lamprey VLR antibodies specific for mucin type O linked glycan core structures

    SBC: Novab, Inc.            Topic: 300

    PROJECT SUMMARY We will develop and commercialize to the research community a new class of glycan specific binding reagents that incorporate the recognition function of variable lymphocyte receptors VLRs the antigen receptors of the adaptive immune system of jawless vertebrates lamprey and hagfish Such reagents are essential to detecting localizing quantifying and establishing biological ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Blood biopsy test for pan cancer mutations with error checking probes

    SBC: GENETAG TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 102

    Blood biopsy test for pan cancer mutations with error checking probes Confidential PI Shafer David A PhD PROJECT SUMMARY GeneTAG Technology www genetagtech com has developed a series of molecular diagnostic assays for cancer and infectious diseases based on DNA amplification and proprietary detection methods Our primary system internal DDS iDDS probes comprises two interacting component ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Prodrug treatment for CML

    SBC: INHIBIKASE THERAPEUTICS            Topic: 102

    Inhibikase Therapeutics is a clinical stage bio pharmaceutical company that has developed a novel prodrug formulation for the popular anticancer agent Gleevec Gleevec treatment is commonly accompanied by significant burdensome gastrointestinal side effects that erode therapy success due to poor patient compliance Inhibikaseandapos s prodrug of Gleevec completely blunts these gastrointestina ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Human Neural Cell Exosomes as a therapeutic treatment for stroke

    SBC: Aruna Biomedical, Inc.            Topic: 105

    Project Summary More than drugs have failed in stroke clinical trials an unprecedented rate thought to be attributed to two major factors most therapeutics focus on a single secondary injury mechanism and testing in rodent models alone may not be adequate for predicting which treatment is going to be successful We will combine two unique enabling technologies to address these caveats ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Small molecule therapy for metastatic prostate cancer

    SBC: MetCure Therapeutics LLC            Topic: 102

    Enzalutamide resistance is a major obstacle in the treatment of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer mCRPC Recently we developed a small molecule lead compound GH and demonstrated its potent activity against bone metastatic prostate cancer cells In this Phase I STTR application we hypothesize that GH is a novel lead compound with nanomolar potency against enzalutamide resist ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. 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
  9. Engineering probiotics to biosynthesize natural substances for microbiome brain research

    SBC: HGG Research LLC            Topic: R

    PROJECT SUMMARY To advance microbiome brain studies the general goals of this collaborative proposal are to provide services to research community by engineering probiotics e g E coli Nissle EcN Bifidobacteria longum Lactobacillus plantarum to biosynthesize various naturally occurring chemicals as prebiotic probiotic conjugates which will be marketed as important laboratory agents ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. OC Go Facilitating fidelity and dissemination of evidence based treatment for childhood OCD via an interactive crowd sourced patient provider tool

    SBC: VIRTUALLY BETTER INC            Topic: 104

    Project Summary OC Go Facilitating fidelity and dissemination of evidence based treatment for childhood OCD via an interactive crowd sourced patient provider tool The long term objective of this project is to leverage mobile technologies and crowdsourcing to create a new paradigm of evidence based treatment delivery and dissemination as current methods are often insufficient The project seeks ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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