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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. AHTP-comet: development of an automated, high throughput comet assay system

    SBC: Engineering Resources Group, Inc            Topic: NIEHS

    PROJECT SUMMARY Genomic instabilityinduced by DNA damageand partly mitigated by DNA repair and antioxidantsplays a critical role in the pathogenesis of many major human diseasessuch as neurodegenerationcancer and cardiovascular diseasetogether with agingThere is a critical need for automated assays that can perform these assessmentsand bring them into greater routine usewhich will help advance our ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. An Advanced Lung Organomimetic to Reproduce Human Airway Pathophysiology

    SBC: Pneumax, LLC            Topic: 113

    PROJECT SUMMARYThree of top five causes of death in humans globally are lung relatedchronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCOPDlower respiratory infections and lung cancers collectively account for over eight million deaths annuallyCurrentlyin preclinical settingstatic cell cultures and animal models are the most widely used systems for mechanistic and translational studiesHowevercritical limitation ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. A Portable Device for Accurate Mouse Tail Vein Injection

    SBC: Technology Commercialization Partners LLC            Topic: OD

    PROJECT SUMMARYABSTRACT To datethe standard method to access a mouse tail vein is manual injectionbut its yield rate is poor in generalThis leads to multiple needle insertions associated with tissue damage and painBesidesfailure in tail vein injection leads to data lossand thereby more animals will be required to compensate itFinallythe dose variation induced by unreliable injection increases erro ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. 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
  7. Automated Rodent Research Home Cage Monitoring System for Animal Welfare

    SBC: Tricorder Array Technologies LLC            Topic: 100

    PROJECT SUMMARY The for profit small business concernTricorder Array Technologies LLCwill developin partnership with the University of Alabama at BirminghamSIDECAReSensing and Integrating Data for Environmental Conditions in Animal ResearchThis device will automate collection of relevant data that will enhance consistency in animal models used to study human health treatment researchOur innovative ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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