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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. A cost-effective bioreactor to advance functional tissue engineering of cartilage

    SBC: APEX BIOMEDICAL COMPANY, LLC            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of chronic disability in the United States. A clinical goal in the treatment and prevention of OA is to develop replacement cartilage using tissue engineering (TE) technologies. Although TE cartilage presently lacks the mechanical stability of native cartilage, studies have demonstrated that mechanical stability can be e ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. A Synthetic Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Platform

    SBC: TOMEGAVAX, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to synthesize, based on genomic sequence information, a human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) strain with demonstrated ability to establish persistent infection in sero-positive individuals. The resulting synthetic product will form the basis for the development of attenuated HCMV vaccines. Innovative synthetic biology methods will overcome ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Automated Head Turn Tracking and Other Innovations for VRA

    SBC: Intelligent Hearing Systems Corp.            Topic: NIDCD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this study is to develop a head tracking procedure for the automated assessment of hearing in infants using Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA). The head tracking procedure will be incorporated into the Intelligent Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (IVRA) system from Intelligent Hearing Systems Corp. The IVRA system currently provides automa ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Bioengineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity

    SBC: MUVE, INC.            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is uniformly recognized that sedentariness - the sitting disease - is bad for the health of the nation. The solution to reversing sedentariness involves devising and disseminating real-world solutions to promote day-long physical activity and help people who want to, to lose weight and improve their blood glucose, lipids and blood pressure. The Gruve is ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Body Worn EMG Controlling of Assistive Robotic Arm for Stroke Rehabilitation

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: NINDS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 15 million people in the world, and more than 700,000 people in the United States, experience a stroke each year. Following a hemispheric stroke, motor control of extremities on one side of the body is usually affected. Many patients suffer a ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Conversations About Cancer (CAC): A Theatrical Production

    SBC: KLEIN BUENDEL, INC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over the past decade, an investigation of how family members talk through cancer on the telephone has resulted in the recent publication of a lengthy volume entitled A Natural History of Family Cancer: Interactional Resources for Managing Illness (NH). Based on the conversations analyzed for this volume, and related research on the psychosocial impacts and con ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Development of a BBB Model to Study Transendothelial Cell Migration

    SBC: Flocel Inc.            Topic: NIMH

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Increasing evidence indicates that systemic inflammation and the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which becomes the target of overreacting or misguided immune cells that determine BBB failure and immune extravasations into the brain parenchyma, are involved in the pathogenesis of neurological diseases such as meningitis, inflammation, Alzheimer's disease, and multipl ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Development of Noninvasive System for Detection of Sleep Apnea in Animals

    SBC: NEOGENE BIOSCIENCES, LLC            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long term goal of this project is to develop and commercialize noninvasive equipment, called the sleep and respiratory track (SARTrak) system, for high throughput detection of sleep apnea in animals. The specific goal for the Phase I application is to design and evaluate a basic model of the SARTrak system with eight chambers (one chamber per animal), i.e. ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Early Warning system for detecting pre-eclampsia

    SBC: Convergent Engineering, Inc.            Topic: NICHD

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality around the world, responsible for approximately 76,000 maternal and 500,000 infant deaths per year.As a heterogeneous and poorly understood disorder, its pathogenesis and possible treatments are an area of active research. While the majority o ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Elucidation of Antisickling Molecules in a Botanical with Antisickling Activity

    SBC: INVENUX, LLC            Topic: NCCAM

    DESCRIPTION: New therapeutic agents are urgently needed for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD), the world's most common genetic disease. Our long-term goal is to develop a drug for use in children that prevents the inexorable progression of SCD. SCD affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States and millions worldwide. It kills more children in Africa than HIV, but while HI ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
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