Datacorp has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to advance developments in asthma management for adults. This project will lay the ground work for developing a mobile phone application for asthma patient monitoring and self-management. Datacorp will collaborate with Michael Blaiss, M.D. of Allergy and Asthma Care Midsouth in Germantown, Tennessee on this project.
NIH’s SBIR program is designed for domestic small business concerns engaging in research and development efforts that have strong potential for commercialization and public benefit. SBIR grant proposals undergo rigorous peer review by independent scientists and the funding agency. Grant awards are made on the basis of technological innovation, scientific merit, commercialization, and corporate potential.
Dr. Renee Saris-Baglama, Datacorp’s Principal Investigator on the project states, “We are excited to build a system to monitor asthma symptoms, control, and rescue medication use that uses National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guideline-driven criteria to identify patients at risk for exacerbation. This should ultimately improve outcomes for asthma patients.”