Respiratory systems

Broad Areas of Interest 8
Specific areas of technology interest 12
About White Papers (WP):
Key to invite decision is perceived relevance of SBIR awardee skills sets and capabilities to P&G Healthcare interests. White Papers are your way of setting out your store. What is a White Paper?
   
Some listed Topics here are quite narrowly specific; others more open-ended. To that end, TWO types of White Paper are assumed.
  1. Topic specific: You have technology and/or capabilities relevant to a specific topic (or two-three related topics). ...more
  2. General overview: P&G having opted to assume a longer term focus (5-7-10 years), ...more
Reviewers: Each division of P&G will, in major part, review WP submitted only to their own topics. ...more
In support of products P&G already has in the respiratory care marketplace - some for very long periods of time - the Respiratory Science Center (RSC) is that part of the P&G Health Sciences Institute focused to bringing the latest achievements in science and technology to develop and support current and new P&G products.
     This work includes Getting to the source of the medical condition.
     RSC carries out extensive research into the pathophysiology of upper respiratory tract disorders in order to understand the underlying causes of these diseases potentially to support even more effective treatments. The Common Cold and Allergies are the most common pathologies of the upper respiratory system. Indicative of that, the following short list describe the broad topic areas of interest.
     P&G are interested in hearing from - and potentially meeting with in November - SBIR awardees with capabilities and ideas relevant to any one of these areas. Think of these are being much like the NIH areas of interest seeking investigator initiated work.

Broad Areas of Interest
Number of Broad Topics to date: 8
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Topic Title
Indicators of interest levels
Firms Interested White Papers
Submitted
Questions Asked
Treatment of respiratory symptoms 2 1 0
Safe, effective anti-rhinovirus and/or anti-influenza virus agents 2 1 0
Predictive models (non-animal) to mimic/model rhinovirus infection and symptoms 0 0 0
Non-invasive methods of identifying respiratory conditions (e.g, cold vs flu, allergy vs. cold, etc.) 2 1 0
Science, methodologies, analytical methods and treatments related to upper respiratory tract 1 0 0
Novel dose forms 1 0 0
Methods (non-invasive) to measure the effectiveness of OTC treatment 2 0 0
Ingredients or packaging that enhance delivery of actives 0 0 0


Technology Areas of Interest Developed by P&G personnel, the Topics listed below are somewhat more narrowly focused with in most (but not all cases) some useful indicators of what the listing source is looking for in terms of benefits sought, new actives, delivery methods etc
Number of Topics to date: 12
Check topics of interest. Add to My Work Area button at bottom of listing will move these to your on-site office for attention at your convenience.
Topic Title
Description
Indicators of interest levels
Firms Interested White Papers
Submitted
Questions Asked
New methods of treating or preventing sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, itchy throat, congestion, sinus pressure, and/or cough 1 0 0
Stabilization of respiratory actives 0 0 0
Increased bioavailability of respiratory actives 0 0 0
New ingredients that complement or enhance the effectiveness of known respiratory actives (e.g., expectorants, cough suppressants, etc) 0 0 0
Map location and function of Transient Receptor Proteins (TRP) in the body specifically in the upper respiratory system    Benefits sought would be eithe... ...more 1 0 0
Understanding role of TRP’s in the body    Benefits sought: Method(s) of ... ...more 0 0 0
Method(s) to measure cough. EITHER a clinical test method OR one that could be used by consumers    Benefits sought: Inhibit the d... ...more 0 0 0
Technique and/or methodology to enable measurement of coating of the throat or of GI    Benefits sought:  not... ...more 0 0 0
Neurophysiology of Cough Extracted from the published abstract of Anatomy a... ...more 1 0 0
Fast or Extended Relief of Respiratory Symptoms    Products, ingredients and/or technologies that ... ...more 3 0 0
Ingredients to Enhance Known Respiratory Actives    Ingredients that complement or enhance known re... ...more 2 0 0
Decongestant or Expectorant   New ingredients, technologies and/or products with de... ...more 2 0 0