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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 ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. A Home Exercise Program (DVD) for Women with Infants and Young Children

    SBC: KLEIN BUENDEL, INC            Topic: NIDA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Becoming a mother is a significant transition in a woman's life. This transition can precipitate major changes in health behaviors, like physical activity. Once a woman has a child she is much less likely to participate in regular, moderate to vigorous physical activity compared to women without children. Thus, new mothers are at risk for future weight gain and ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. An Interactive Informed Consent Program for Cardiac Procedures

    SBC: ARCHIE MD INC.            Topic: NHLBI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Informed consent has become an essential component of the doctor-patient interaction. The informed consent process requires that patients not only be given information about proposed medical treatment, but that it be presented in an understandable way so the patient can make meaningful choices about medical alternatives. At the heart of the informed consent doc ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. 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 ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Automated Approaches to Cellular Engineering and Biomanufacturing

    SBC: Covitect Inc.            Topic: ST12B003

    Genome-scale predictable cellular design and engineering of biomanufacturing systems is the overarching a goal of DARPA's Living Foundry thrust and, if realized, will enable rapid engineering of living biosystems for a broad range of applications in biotechnology and pharmacology. However, constructing living cells with designed genome is not fully automated and is severely limited by inhere ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  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 ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. 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 ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. 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 ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. 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 ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. 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 ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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