SBIR Phase II: Tissue Engineered Cartilage for Drug Discovery

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0422194
Agency Tracking Number: 0320087
Amount: $499,914.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1818 Skokie Blvd. Suite 158, Northbrook, IL, 60062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Pfister
 (847) 498-9634
Business Contact
 Brian Pfister
Phone: (847) 498-9634
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop scale-up production technology to produce engineered cartilage for drug discovery using a proprietary Alginate Recovered Chondrocyte (ARC) method. This method stimulates adult human cartilage cells to form a cartilaginous tissue with proper compositional and functional properties. ARC cartilage tissue is expected to offer a cost-effective alternative to current culture systems and expensive animal studies while utilizing human tissue. The commercial application of this project will be in the area of drug discovery for cartilage-related problems such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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