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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. Foley Urological Catheter Insertion Tool and Method

    SBC: UROVALVE, INC.            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Urovalve, Inc. is developing a novel, patent pending insertion device preassembled to a Foley catheter. The Surinate(R) Foley Catheter with Inserter System is designed to enable skilled healthcare professionals such asurologists and experienced urological nurses to insert smaller, softer, more comfortable Foley catheters, especially in those instances in which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Concentrating anti-UTI phytochemicals from cranberry in a functional food matrix

    SBC: Nutrasorb LLC            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this Phase 1 SBIR proposal resubmission (revised according the recommendations of the review panel) is to demonstrate that the biologically-active phytochemicals naturally present in the American cranberry, in particular, the anti-infective A-type proanthocyanidins that are clearly linked to prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Decision Support System for Predicting outcome of ER+ breast cancers

    SBC: IBRIS, INC.            Topic: NIBIB

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose an alternative, inexpensive means for identifying the subset of women with ER+ breast cancer for whom hormonal therapy alone is sufficient, and adjuvant chemotherapy is not required. Our novel approach uses computer vision and machine learning techniques to extract information from digitized histological sections of breast tissue (e.g. graphical and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Tagging of Histopathology Specimens with Light-Activated RFID Chips

    SBC: PHARMASEQ, INC            Topic: NIGMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of the present project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a novel RFID chip to tag and track tissue cassettes and glass slides that are used in histopathology laboratories. The system is based on thePharmaSeq laser light-activated microtransponder, also known as p-Chip . The chip's major advantages are its small size (500 5m x 500 5m x ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. An Innovative New Stroke Rehabilitation Tool: The Shoulder SOS

    SBC: MEDEON, LLC            Topic: NICHD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Where arm functioning has been compromised due to a stroke, brain injury, or other neurological injury and rehabilitative progress is to be obtained in the upper extremity, it is crucial to limit over-stretching of theshoulder joint (attributed to lost muscle tone) and to control pain. Medeon, LLC is actively working with rehabilitation experts to develop the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. A Biomimetic Prehensile Digit for Upper-Limb Prostheses

    SBC: Invisible Hand Enterprises, LLC            Topic: NICHD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Among amputation types involving the upper limbs, partial hand is the most prevalent by far and among the most challenging for prosthetists to address well. Sound side overreliance for these amputees gives rise to a high prevalence of contralateral overuse syndrome (COS), a progressive, painful, and debilitating condition. Research shows that prostheses reduce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Development of algorithm for identification of functional self-delivering RNAi co

    SBC: ADVANCED RNA TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: NHGRI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Introduction of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) into cells with transfection reagents results in efficient gene silencing. Unfortunately, while siRNA-based functional genomics is widely used in vitro, the ability to apply this technology to primary cells and in vivo target validation has been impeded limited availability of efficient and non-toxic delivery syst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. A Compact, Portable Oxygen Generator

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Phase I SBIR project, TDA Research, Inc. will develop a compact, lightweight portable oxygen concentrator (POC) for medical operations and carry out a breadboard demonstration to produce continuous flow of enriched oxygen (O2) from ambient air. The new POC will weigh less than 10 lbs including the rechargeable batteries that will provide a minimum of 10 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Noninvasive Total Hemoglobin Monitor

    SBC: Kestrel Labs Inc            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is a rare event when new and useful medical parameters can be added to the suite of monitoring and diagnostic tests available in a clinical setting. Of particular importance is the ability to measure crucial physiological parameters or analytes in a continuous and noninvasive manner-evidenced by the importance of noninvasive vital signs monitoring-because it ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Micro-patterned Surfaces for Reducing the Risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

    SBC: Sharklet Technologies Inc.            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most costly and second most common hospital-acquired infection (HAI), accounting for over 86% of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP). Some 300,000 HAP patients are treated annually in the U.S., at an estimated annual hospital cost of more than 1.5 billion. The current paradigm for preventing VAP has been to implement ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Health and Human Services

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