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  1. Exploration of Low-Cost Long-Timescale Free Energy Perturbations on FPGAs

    SBC: Silicon Insite, Inc.            Topic: 400

    Drug discovery is challenging and expensiveespecially in the phase of lead optimization whichpredicts binding to a targetComputational approaches can add substantial valueComputingrelative binding free energiesRBFEbetween congeneric molecules using molecular dynamicsMDgreatly reduces the search space and considerably improves convergenceThe Silicon TherapeuticsSTXINSITE platform uses an RBFE proto ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Formation and Structural Property Relationships of a Tetracalcium Phosphate Bone Adhesive Biomaterial

    SBC: LAUNCHPAD MEDICAL, LLC            Topic: NIA

    Project Abstract Approximatelyof all fractures occur in the small bones of the wristshands and feetamounting to more thanmillion annuallyConsidering functional losses associated with the locations of these injuriesproper reduction and fixation is critical to ensure optimal rehabilitation and recoveryComplex injuries that include irreducible fractures or segmental bone loss require operative fixati ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. A Mobile Tai Chi Platform for Fall Prevention in Older Adults

    SBC: BioSensics LLC            Topic: NIA

    Project Summary The overall goal of the proposed work is to develop a platform capable of delivering and monitoring adherenceproficiencyand safety of a home based simplified Tai Chi intervention for older adultsDuring Phase I of this Fast Track STTR project we will further develop a novel approach to assessing Tai Chi performance adherenceproficiencyand safety based on wearable sensor dataMetrics ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Toward Automated Spike Sorting via Ground Truth Neural Recordings

    SBC: Leaflabs, LLC            Topic: 101

    PROJECTSUMMARY Scaling extracellular electrophysiology to higher channel counts is hindered by the burden of data handling storageand especially preprocessinge gspike sortingThe burden of spike sorting can in principle be reduced through a combination of high density multielectrode arrayprobetechnology and algorithm optimization to yield a spike sorting method that is both highly accurate and full ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Developing a Novel Digital Therapeutic for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    SBC: GOBLUE INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 104

    Abstract Worry is a habitual thought process that is observed in individuals with anxiety disordersA leading theory posits that although worrying may be unpleasantthe immediate emotions that are avoided by concentrating on worry are often perceived as more aversiveegfearangergriefFrom a mechanistic perspectiveworry is thought to be learned and reinforced in a similar manner to other types of opera ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Design of Protease Stable Therapeutic Peptides by Non-Perturbative Modification

    SBC: Velum Incorporated            Topic: 300

    PROJECT SUMMARY! Peptide therapeutics combine high potency and selectivityand engender fewer side effects than traditional small moleculesThis has fueled interest in peptides filling the gap between `biologicsandaposand small molecules as compounds that have key desired properties from both the other classesThere are however some challengesthe major one being susceptibility to enzyme catalyzed hyd ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. An Innovative Platform for Objective Monitoring of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

    SBC: BioSensics LLC            Topic: NIA

    ABSTRACT With a Phase I II STTR grant award from NIABioSensics in collaboration with Baylor College of MedicineBCMsuccessfully developed and commercialized an advanced physical activity monitoring systemPAMSysfor older adultsPAMSys enables continuous remote monitoring of physical activityfall riskand fall incidentsThe fall detection technology of PAMSys has become the gold standard in the medical ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Astrocyte activation by small-molecule ADORA3 agonists: a novel therapy for Alzheimer's disease


    PROJECT SUMMARY Alzheimerandapos s diseaseADis an area of significant unmet need that creates a national burden of$billion annuallyAD is the leading cause of dementiaaffectingof Americans over the age ofDemographic shifts and the age related nature of AD will soon place this disease as the costliest health care expenditure in the U Swith a projected impact of $trillion per year byCurrent therapies ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. A practical platform for in-home remote monitoring of cognitive-frailty

    SBC: BioSensics LLC            Topic: NIA

    AbstractCognitive frailtythe combined presence of physical frailty and cognitive impairmentis a strong and independent predictor of cognitive declineThe International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging have recommended the use of cognitive frailty assessment to track the progression of mild cognitive impairmentMCItowards dementiaAlzheimer ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Digital Accessible Remote Olfactory Mediated Health Assessments for Preclinical AD


    Abstract Overmillion Americans are currently affected by Alzheimerandapos s diseaseADwith an economic burden estimated at andgt$billion year inthat is projected increase at least four fold over next several decadesIn spite of the dearth of pharmacological options to modify the course of the disease at presentthe field has developed accurate biomarkers that demonstrate that the pathology of AD is p ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services

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