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SHIFT Connector: Businesses

As part of the SHIFT Connector site for the SHIFT SBIR program, this page lists diseases and products of interest to businesses who are looking to recruit a scientist from academia. For instructions, see the Businesses section on the SHIFT Connector main page.

To connect with an academic investigator, go to SHIFT Connector: Academic Investigators. To find networking opportunities, go to SHIFT Connector: Networking.

Disclaimer: Information on this page does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by NIAID or NIH.

Business Name, Link Diseases and Product Areas Contact Email

Codagenix, Inc.
Stony Brook, NY

Diseases:

  • Influenza
  • RSV
  • Dengue
  • Other new targets

Product Areas:

  • Synthetic biology-based live attenuated viral vaccines
  • Vaccine candidates are antigenically 100 percent identical to wildtype

Contact:

J. Robert Coleman
jobs@codagenix.com

DxTerity Diagnostics
Los Angeles, CA

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Personalized medicine
  • Point-of-care genetic testing
  • Translation of complex gene expression signatures into routine clinical assays
  • Biomarker validation

Contact:

Jim Healy
jim@dxterity.com

BCN Biosciences
Pasadena, CA

Diseases:

  • Cancer

Product Areas:

  • Preclinical
    • Small molecule therapeutics
    • Biologicals
  • Embarking on a radiation oncology drug program

Contact:

Andrew J. Norris
andrew@bcnbio.com

ICET, Inc.
Norwood, MA

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Delivery of novel drugs and therapeutics from medical materials
  • Biomimetic broad spectrum antimicrobials
  • Chemical and biological protective nanomaterials and formulations

Contact:

Shantha Sarangapani
Shantha@icetinc.com

Insight Genetics, Inc. Nashville, TN

Diseases:

  • Cancer, with emphasis on non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC)

Product Areas:

  • NSCLC Molecular Profile Assays
  • SNP Detection

Contact:

David R. Hout
dhout@insightgeneticsinc.com

Dimagi, Inc.
Boston, MA

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Remote patient monitoring solutions
  • Mobile healthcare platforms
  • Adherence solutions

Contact:

Jonathan Jackson
jjackson@dimagi.com

Innovative Surface Technologies, Inc.
Saint Paul, MN

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Surface chemistry on medical devices and biosensors, especially for control of device-mediated infections

Contact:

Patrick Guire
pguire@isurtec.com

GeneCure Biotechnologies, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Product Areas and Diseases:

  • Therapeutic vaccines for chronic viral diseases and cancers

Contact:

info@genecure.com

VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA

 

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Stem cell-based tools for drug discovery and development
  • Stem cell-based assays (heart, liver, pancreas, kidney, CNS)
  • Stem cell-based model for the blood-brain barrier
  • Disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell models
  • Predictive biomarkers for drug toxicity
  • Novel medicinal chemistry variants of failed drugs

Contact:

Ralph Snodgrass
rsnodgrass@vistagen.com

ProCrysta Biologix, Inc.
Natick, MA

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Adjuvant free, self-boosting, virus-like particulate vaccines
  • Long-acting protein formulation
  • Enzyme replacement therapy
  • Enzyme based therapy for infectious diseases

Contact:

Bhami Shenoy
bshenoy@procrysta.com

SensoPath Technologies, Inc.
Bozeman, MT

Diseases:

  • Multiple drug-resistant bacteria
  • Cancer

Product Areas:

  • Bioactive surfaces for a variety of biosensor applications, detector formats, and diagnostic techniques
  • Porphyrins and synthetic intermediates

Contact:

Brenda Spangler
brenda.spangler@sensopath.com

Synaptic Science, LLC
Rockville, MD

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • SEURAT™ internet application to query, plan, analyze, visualize, report, and share "omics" and data for drug discovery R&D
  • VantagePoint™ visualization toolkit for building models and analyses of research data for drug discovery R&D

Contact:

Michael Simpson
msimpson@synapticscience.com

Klein Buendel, Inc.
Golden, CO

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Health communication, health behavior change, and community interventions to prevent disease
  • Interactive Web sites, interactive TV programs, mobile phone applications

Contact:

Jill Johnson
jjohnson@kleinbuendel.com

Advantageous Systems, LLC
Pasadena, CA

Diseases:

  • Multiple

Product Areas:

  • Nanotechnology and material science applications in therapeutics, drug delivery, and medical devices

Contact:

Adam Stein
adam@advantageoussystems.com

NanoIVD, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Diseases: 

  • Cancer (characterization and analysis of cancer stem cells) 

Product Area: 

  • Development of NanoIVD's electric cell sorting microfluidic-based lab-on-a-test card™ for a point-of-care analyzer system

Diseases: 

  • Multiple 

Product Area: 

  • Secure wireless connectivity for the point-of-care analyzer system

Contact:

Sunnie P. Kim
s.kim@nanoivd.com 

Celadon Laboratories
Hyattsville, MD

Product Areas and Diseases:

  • Primer and probe design genotyping software
  • Immunoassay software

Contact:

Raymond J. Peterson
peterson@celadonlabs.com

QuantaSpec Inc.
Burlington, VT

Diseases:

  • Malaria
  • Nosocomial infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chlamydia
  • Cancer

Product Area:

  • Automated reagentless diagnostics

Contact:

Kenneth A. Puzey
kpuzey@quantaspec.com

If you have NIAID-specific questions, contact Dr. Natalia Kruchinin. For other institutes, find contact information in the March 5, 2010, Guide notice for the SHIFT SBIR program announcement.

For general information on other small business initiatives, see NIAID's Small Business Awards portal.

Last Updated July 15, 2013

Last Reviewed May 23, 2013