Dr. De-Ann Pillers Awarded National Institutes of Health Grant

De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD, along with Dan Butz from Isomark, LLC were awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NIH-NICHD). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award of approximately $500,000 over 2 years is for the project entitled “A new smart neonatal incubator for real-time detection of sepsis.” The goal of this project is to assess utility of a novel breath biomarker (13C/12C delta value) as a non-invasive early indicator of Fetal Inflammatory Response Syndrome (FIRS) in neonates born to women with chorioamnionitis.