OCTRI Pilot Project Awards 2018

Each year, OCTRI awards pilot project funding to exceptional clinical and translational research projects and joins with strategic partners to leverage these resources across OHSU.

Biomedical Innovation Program Awardees

The Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) is designed to accelerate the movement of healthcare technologies from academia to the marketplace. In 2018, OCTRI will fund three collaborative, innovative pilot projects that address significant health problems. The BIP is a partnership between OCTRI and the OHSU Office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD), with additional funding from GE Healthcare.

Track 1: Device, Diagnostic, & Software

Luiz Bertassoni

EndoGel: A smart-material system for regenerative dental applications

Kimberly Hutchison

Novel mouth sealer to decrease oral leaking and improve compliance with nasal CPAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

David Sheridan

HydraSense: Non-invasive dehydration monitoring

Track 2: Drug Discovery

Martin Kelly

Novel Alzheimer's disease drugs and their targets

R. Stephen Lloyd

Development of agonists for the prevention of obesity and obesity-related diseases

Arthur Vandenbark

Novel CD74 decoy peptides for treatment of progressive Multiple Sclerosis