Microfluidic screening devices for health-span extending drugs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43AG047020-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43AG047020
Amount: $158,406.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIA
Solicitation Number: PA13-088
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1724 SYLVAN ST, EUGENE, OR, 97403-2126
DUNS: 78737378
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 KATHRYN MCCORMICK
 (541) 357-0869
 KATHRYN@nemametrix.com
Business Contact
 JANIS WEEKS
Phone: (541) 357-0869
Email: janis@nemametrix.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Aging, the progressive degeneration of body and mind, is a universal problem marked by a decline in tissue organization and function, and an increase in the likelihood of death. Progress in understanding the cellular and molecular basis of aging is rapidlyaccelerating, following the discovery that several well-known model organisms age in many of the same ways as humans. In addition to their contributions to our basic understanding of the biology of aging, these organisms are now being used to screen for compounds that extend not only lifespan, but also the quality of life in older individuals (health span). One of the most powerful model systems in aging and health span research is the microscopic nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, favored for its short lifespan (2-3 weeks), genetic tractability, and low cost. C. elegans research is currently undergoing rapid innovation as its small size is particularly compatible with microfluidics - the manipulation of fluids in channels with dimensions of tens of micromet

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