DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR THE GENERATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7293
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Polygen Corpon
200 Fifth Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02254
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
FRANK A MOMANY PHD
(617) 890-2888
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT DEALS WITH THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND USEFULNESS OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCTS ENABLING INDUSTRIALSCIENTISTS TO COMPUTATIONALLY GENERATE PROTEIN-RECEPTOR STRUCTURES AROUND LIGANDS. THESE PROGRAMS WILL HELP IN THE SCREENING OF ANALOGS IN THE DESIGN OF DRUGS, HORMONES, AND OTHER COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS. ONE LONG-TERM GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR EXPENSIVE ANIMAL MODELS IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WILL USE TECHNIQUES FROM MANY DIFFERENT AREAS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND OTHER DISCIPLINES. SOFTWARE WILL DRAW UPON TECHNIQUES FROM EXPERT SYSTEMS, DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, STATISTICAL PATTERN RECOGNITION, DYNAMICPROGRAMMING, AND OTHER AREAS. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF THE PROPOSED SOFTWARE PRODUCT INCLUDE: (1) THE DESIGN OF NEW SMALL-MOLECULAR WEIGHT DRUGS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY BY RAPID SCREENING METHODS; (2) THE DESIGN OF PEPTIDE HORMONE ANALOGS IN THE FIELDS OF CONTRACEPTION, ANALGESIA, BLOOD PRESSURE, ANTICOAGULANTS, GROWTH, AND OTHERS; (3) THE DESIGN OF NEW ANTIBIOTICS AND ANTIFUNGALS BY MODELING THE BACTERIAL CELL WALL AND OTHER LESS UNDERSTOOD BINDING SITES NOT USUALLY CONSIDERED TO BE RECEPTORS; AND (4) THE DESIGN OF NEW ANTIBODY-ANTIGENBINDING FRAGMENTS TO BE UTILIZED IN NOVEL TESTING KITS.

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