Otogene Usa, Inc.

Seattle, WA 98103

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 2
Total Value of Awards $438K
First Award Date 09/07/99
Most Recent Award Date 09/01/00

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Kil Jonathan Kil 2

2 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Budget: 09/01/00 - 12/31/01

The majority of sensorineuronal hearing loss involves the loss of auditory mechanoreceptors called hair cells. Unfortunately, evidence of hair cell regeneration in the postnatal or adult organ of Corti (auditory sensory organ) has never been observed in mammals. We have identified a rather ubiquitous and potent cell cycle inhibitor that when del...

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Budget: 09/07/99 - 08/31/00

DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from the Investigator's Abstract) This proposal aims to develop techniques to restore sensory hair cells and thus hearing loss in humans. Loss of the sensory hair cells in the Organ of Corti is thought to be a major cause of hearing deficits. In non-mammalian vertebrates that are able of regener...