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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. Development of small near-infrared laser system capable of improving immune respo

    SBC: SEMINEX CORPORATION            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The broad and long-term objective of this project is to amplify the effectiveness of vaccines without the use of chemical or biological adjuvants. We will address this objective by demonstrating the feasibility for small laser- based devices to enhance responses to intradermal vaccination. A number of investigators have shown that a promising new way to make va ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Therapeutic Utility of renalase and renalase peptides in cisplatin-mediated renal

    SBC: BESSOR PHARMA, LLC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cisplatin is a cornerstone therapy for a number of cancers including testicular, bladder, ovarian and lung. It is also used to treat cancers in children. In all cases there is a high incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) that can also lead to later stage kidney damage. This risk limits its use. We have found in pilot studies that renalase, or peptide fragment ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. DNP Polarization Agents for Real-Time Metabolic Imaging and Clinical Diagnosis

    SBC: DYNUPOL, INC.            Topic: NCI

    Project Summary / Abstract Although standard MRI techniques provide valuable structural insight, a related technique known as magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) adds powerful real-time metabolic information about the tissues under study. MRS provides early detection of disease, monitoring treatment efficacy, and, in the case of cancer, a dramatic reduction in unnecessary biopsies. However, bro ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Developing Inhibitors of the STARS/SRF Pathway for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

    SBC: Jenesis Biosciences LLC            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting an estimated 8.3% of the population. Unfortunately, the majority of individuals with diabetes continue to have suboptimal control ofglucose, therefore new and improved approaches to prevention and treatment are sorely needed. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Patti's laboratory at the ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Removal of Amyloid-beta Peptides from the Alzheimer's Brain

    SBC: WE BIOSCIENCES, LLC            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the Alzheimer's disease (AD) population is growing rapidly, currently there are no cure treatments. The goal of this resubmitted STTR proposal is to conduct a preclinical study with pramlintide to prove a potential treatment for AD. We have revised the proposal significantly according to the reviewers' comments. Pramlintide is an FDA approved drug ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Rapid, Accurate, and Low-Cost Stool Clostridium difficile Genetic Test

    SBC: LENIMA FIELD DIAGNOSTICS, LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Clostridium difficile (CD) is a bacterium causing diarrhea and other intestinal problems linked to 14,000 annual deaths in the US. CDI is an antibiotic-associated infection as well as a health-care-associated infection.Current CDI diagnosis relies on CD toxins enzyme immunoassay (EIA) together with antigen (GDH) EIA. Although stool toxin EIA is specific and rel ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Functional-selection of affinity reagents against DNA-protein complexes using targeted chromatin sequences

    SBC: AXIOMX INC            Topic: NIDDK

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Site-specific binding of proteins to DNA plays an important role in cell development, cell signaling, the cell cycle, and diseases such as cancer. There are two overarching goals to this proposal: (1) to develop a meansfor the identification of proteins bound to specific DNA sequences, and (2) to develop a better method for the identification of immunoprecipita ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Novel commensal polysaccharide treats multiple sclerosis through Treg modulation

    SBC: SYMBIOTIX BIOTHERAPIES, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating inflammatory disease that is the most common neurological disease of young adults, affecting over 350,000 patients in the US and over 2.5 million patients worldwide. MS is a disease of high unmetmedical need, currently treatable with one of several approved drugs, all of which result in either immune modulation or significant immunosuppre ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. AutoRegister: A system for enhancing the accuracy of tumor change detection

    SBC: CORTICOMETRICS LLC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project proposes to build an integrated software-based system for enhancing the accuracy of tumor change detection. The intent of the system, called AutoRegister, which is to be deployed on a clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner platform, is to automate the alignment of a patient's brain scan with that of a prior scan, such that subseque ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. MDCT Quantification of hepatic tumor viability for assessment of cancer therapy

    SBC: IQ Medical Imaging LLC            Topic: NCI

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary hepatic malignancy (more than 80%) and the third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide. Contrast-enhanced multi-phase multi-detector CT (MDCT) is a routine imaging modality for patients diagnosed with hepatic malignancy. The change of tumor size measured on single-phase (mostly portal-venous p ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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