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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. Microfluidic DNA Sequencing

    SBC: GNUBIO, INC.            Topic: NHGRI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a Phase II SBIR proposal to increase the throughput of our DNA sequencing instrument to enable whole genome sequencing with high efficiency and accuracy for a cost of under 1000 per genome. In Phase I, we developed a working sequencing assay, a microfluidic platform and camera system, and analysis methodology that enable genome alignment and variant ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. RandD- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (BASIC RESEARCH)

    SBC: IMMUNETICS, INC.            Topic: NHLBI

    This project is aimed at the development of an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) for screening blood for antibodies to Babesia microti. Human babesiosis is a malaria-like illness due to infection of red blood cells by various species of protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Babesia. Most human infections reported in the United States are caused by B. microti which is endemic in parts of the northeas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Low Cost and Rapid DNA-Based Biometric Device

    SBC: NetBio, Inc.            Topic: HSB091001

    Sensitive site exploitation activities are focused on collecting forensic evidence left behind by persons involved in terrorist or other illegal activity, and the biological evidence recovered is often referred to as"touch DNA samples". Touch samples include fingerprints, skin cells found on clothing (e.g. a shirt collar), and oral epithelial cells found on the opening of a soda can or the rim of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Microfabricated Implantable Flowmeter for CSF Shunts Phase II

    SBC: Infoscitex Corporation            Topic: NINDS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An implantable wireless flow sensor system has been under development that would enable measurement of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt, currently used to treat hydrocephalus patients. CSF flow is a key indicator of shunt function, and there is currently no way to measure it in situ, resulting in the absence ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Type III Secretion Inhibitors for Anti-Infective Therapy

    SBC: MICROBIOTIX, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is the leading cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. Current antibiotic treatments exhibit failure rates as high as 18%, even when the organism is susceptible to the antibiotic being administered. The goal of this project is to address this critical medical need by identifying specif ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. A Rapid Point-of-care Diagnostic for C. trachomatis STDs

    SBC: NetBio, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Improved diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) infections represents a critical unmet medical need. Ct is the most common cause of bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STD) worldwide, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there are 2.8 million US cases annually. Currently, 40% of women with untreated infection will develop pelvi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Reducing Stroke by a Novel, Clot-dissolving Antibody

    SBC: Translational Sciences Inc.            Topic: NINDS

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death and the primary cause of severe, long term disability. Each year 795,000 Americans have a stroke and the annual costs to the economy are 57.9 billion. The vast majority of acute ischemic strokes are caused by a thrombus (blood clot) which occludes the blood vessel and stops blood flow to the brain. Tissue plasminogen a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Novel Methylenecyclopropane Analogues as Anti-Human Herpesvirus 6 and 8 Agents

    SBC: MICROBIOTIX, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The human herpesviridae family contains eight members divided into three subfamilies, designated alpha, beta and gamma. The alpha herpes viruses include herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and varicella zoster virus (VZV). The beta herpes viruses include human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), two variants of human herpes virus 6 (HHV ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Novel Diagnostic Sequencing System for HIV Resistance Testing

    SBC: INTELLIGENT BIO-SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As of 2008 the CDC estimated that there were approximately 1.1 million persons in the U.S. infected with HIV- 1 and about 56,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. During the mid-to-late 1990s, advances in treatment slowed the progression of HIV to AIDS and related deaths. Unfortunately, the treatment often leads to the emergence of drug resistant mutants of HI ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Identification of Novel Broad Spectrum Influenza Virus Inhibitors

    SBC: MICROBIOTIX, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our goal is to develop small molecule inhibitors that target influenza entry. In Phase I, we identified several compounds that selectively inhibit the hemagglutinin (HA) mediated virus entry process. Three HA specific entry inhibitors (MBX494, MBX994, and MBX726) were selected for further research and development based on their antiviral potency, selectivity an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human Services

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