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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. 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. Development of a Photoacoustic Quantitative Ultrasound PAQUS device for clinical use

    SBC: IF, LLC            Topic: NIAMS

    Title Development of a Photoacoustic Quantitative Ultrasound PAQUS device for clinical use Abstract The objective of this program is to develop a highly innovative bone assessment device by combining our recently invented photoacoustic physio chemical analysis PAPCA technique with more established quantitative ultrasound QUA techniques After a clinic ready Photoacoustic Quantitative Ultra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Telehealth Intervention for Improved Blood Pressure Control with Targeted Incentives Using New Technologies and Insights From Behavioral Economics to Increase the Effectiveness of Behavioral Change

    SBC: Wellth Inc.            Topic: NIA

    PROJECT SUMMARY ABSTRACT Hypertension or sustained systolic and diastolic blood pressure BP of and mm Hg or higher is among the most frequently encountered conditions in primary care in the U S The estimated prevalence is among all U S adults and increases with age to affect of seniors Hypertension is also the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease global mortality ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Isolation and characterization of a primary breast epithelium transforming agent

    SBC: SkinAxis LLC            Topic: 102

    Abstract Breast cancer BC is the most common cancer among women Viruses have long been suspected as a cause of breast cancer However despite the identification of virions in human BC cells and human milk and numerous studies that suggest possible connection between breast cancer and Epstein Barr virus EBV mouse mammary tumor virus MMTV and human papilloma virus HPV the tumorigenic po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. A practical and versatile high resolution D dosimetry system for clinical use

    SBC: HEURIS INC.            Topic: 102

    Quality assurance QA is a critical component of radiation oncology that ensures both effective treatment delivery and patient safety Over the last decade dQA is now particularly important asramatic innovations in treatment delivery technologiesy have led to increasingly sophisticated and complex treatments that are difficult to adequately verify with conventional dosimetric verification system ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. An Improved Method of Delivering a Sclerosing Agent for the Treatment of a Malignant Pleural Effusion

    SBC: TDL Innovations, LLC            Topic: 102

    Project Summary We are developing an improved clinical method to treat patients with malignant pleural effusions A pleural effusion is an abnormal build up of fluid in the pleural cavity the fluid space that surrounds the lungs These malignant pleural effusions MPE occur in patients in the US each year affecting between to of all cancer patients Management of a MPE is p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Novel Continuous Esophageal Pressure Monitoring Catheter with Feeding Tube

    SBC: RUSH RIVER RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: NICHD

    PROJECT SUMMARY ABSTRACT Over US adults and children are on mechanical ventilators in intensive care units each year While major advancements in ventilator devices have improved outcomes for critically ill patients current ventilator practice is predominately based on measurements of airway pressure The more relevant pressure particularly to determine if mechanical ventilation is causi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Method for High Throughput Assembly of Long DNA Fragments in vitro

    SBC: PHARMASEQ, INC            Topic: 200

    SUMMARY The main project goal is to develop principles and demonstrate the feasibility of a fast in vitro method that will increase the length of synthetic double stranded DNA from its current limit of about kb to kb This in turn will facilitate the ability to more rapidly create artificial genes and chromosomes and thus become an important tool in synthetic biology The proposed approac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. 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

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