SBIR and STTR Success Story for
Humanitas, Inc.

(Information Posted/Updated on 09/09/2007)

Humanitas, Inc.
1100 Wayne Avenue
Suite 650
Silver Spring, MD  20910

Contact:    Adam C. Linn
Phone:      301-608-3290 x 505
Fax:          301-608-3296
E-mail:      adam.linn@humanitas.com
Web Site:  http://www.humanitas.com

Project Title:  Web Trials Information Exchange
Related Award(s):  N44-CM-97025
Technology Developed:
Humanitas, Inc., developed a suite of cancer informatics applications to assist health professionals in managing cancer clinical trials. This suite is distributed at no charge to users at a dedicated WebTIE website, http://www.webtie.org. The technology developed includes software for grading toxicity using a handheld computer, distance learning applications featuring searchable transcripts and audiovisual slide presentations, and an online document/proposal management system (http://www.epanel.cc).

Key Words:  cancer clinical trials, handheld computers, distance learning, website, document management, proposal management, online meetings.
Uses of Technology/Products/Service:
Handheld CTC applications for the Palm PC and the Palm Pilot assist with recording and reporting accurate toxicity grading information with high integrity in a portable format. The State of the Science distance learning application provides searchable transcripts and audio-visual slide presentations about leading-edge basic and clinical cancer research issues presented at invitation-only meetings. The ePanel application is an online conferencing and document review management application that facilitates proposal evaluation in real time by participants in remote locations; provides a virtual conference room where users can create and share written evaluations, score, vote, and collaborate to produce an evaluation summary; and offers users the ability to manage a proposal or document evaluation process, including panel coordination, conference calls, customized voting and scoring, archived record storage, document sharing, and management reports. All applications have been independently evaluated and found to produce both usefulness and usability benefits to intended audiences. Humanitas has adapted the underlying technology for these products to serve the needs of the project's original sponsors and other federal and nonprofit health organizations.

http://www.webtie.org

http://www.epanel.cc

http://www.humanitas.com

Benefit to Company:
The SBIR/STTR program has enabled Humanitas to broaden its expertise in developing innovative informatics technologies to meet the needs of health organizations. Products and services developed under the SBIR program were commercialized even before the end of Phase II, enhancing our firm's reputation for timely and excellent technical performance. These products and services have produced a steady stream of revenue and generated new corporate capabilities and growth.

Past R&D and/or Sales from this Project:   $~$160K/$155K ann.
Estimated Future Annual R&D and/or Sales from this Project:   $Not Disclosed