USES - PHYTOMED

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4785
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aysl Corp
35 Cumberland Road, Glen Rock, NJ, 07452
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ALBERT Y LEUNG
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(201) 445-7068
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED DATABASE-PHYTOMED-WILL GIVE PHARMACEUTICAL, MEDICAL, AND HERBAL-PRODUCTS RESEARCHERS A COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON THE USE OF PLANTS IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, IN PARTICULAR IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE, AND WILL HELP TRANSFER EXISTING KNOWLEDGE TO MODERN MEDICINE. IT WILL ALSO HELP TRADITIONAL-MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS SELECT APPROPRIATE NATURAL-PRODUCT DRUGS. THIS DATABASE WILL IDENTIFY PLANTS TO BE SCREENED FOR POTENTIAL USE IN CANCER THERAPY; CHANNELS ALSO WILL BE ESTABLISHED TO OBTAIN PLANT SAMPLES. DURING THIS PHASE I PROJECT, PROCEDURES WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR OBTAINING SOURCE DOCUMENTS AND EXTRACTING INFORMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS WILLBE WRITTEN FOR CAPTURING AND SEARCHING THE DATABASE AND FOR PRODUCING SPECIAL COMPENDIA; 300 TO 500 REPRESENTATIVE PLANTAND DRUG RECORDS WILL BE CREATED; AND THE PILOT SYSTEM WILL BE DEMONSTRATED ON AN IBM PC. DURING PHASE II, THE SYSTEM WILL BE MOVED TO A LARGE SERVICE-BUREAU MANIFRAME COMPUTER, WHERE IT WILL BE BETA-TESTED BY INTERESTED USERS; DATA-ENTRYVALIDATION TABLES WILL BE DEVELOPED; AND UP TO 10,000 RECORDS WILL BE CREATED. LATER IN PHASE II, THE DATABASE WILL BE MOVED TO A COMMERCIAL VENDOR.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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