The NHLBI SBIR/STTR Program
About the NHLBI SBIR/STTR Program
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are engines of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and products to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders. The NHLBI provides grant and contract funding opportunities to support small businesses performing research and development on technologies related to the mission of NHLBI.
Small Market Awards (SBIR Phase IIB): We are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Phase II companies developing technologies for rare diseases or pediatric populations. Applications are due June 19, 2013. Learn more...
@NHLBI_SBIR The NHLBI has launched a new Twitter account dedicated to small business. We will be posting about SBIR/STTR funding opportunities and NIH and NHLBI resources available to small businesses, but we will also address intellectual property, regulatory and reimbursement issues, biomedical technology development, early stage financing, and other topics relevant to the small business community and related stakeholders. Follow us @NHLBI_SBIR!
SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards: The next receipt date for the NHLBI Phase IIB Bridge Award program is rapidly approaching. Applications are due June 19, 2013. Learn more...
SBIR/STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations Published: The 2013 NIH SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations have been published. There are many important changes this year, so please read the solicitations carefully. Be sure to check out the NHLBI's Unmet Needs of Particular Interest.
Regulatory Affairs Assistance: Not sure how to make contact with the FDA? Confused about which Center or Division is most likely to review your application? What other regulatory bodies may impact your research? The newest member of OTAC, Christy Sasiela, Ph.D., RAC, can assist you with these and many more topics. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Intellectual Property Assessment Tool for the USPTO:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has unveiled an
Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool, a web-based tool designed
to assess intellectual property (IP) knowledge and provide personalized
training resources for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and
inventors. If you'd care to test and/or increase your IP awareness, check
Intellectual Property Assessment Tool.
You can find other resources to help your small business on our
Commercialize NIH Technologies: The NHLBI is seeking SBIR applications for projects to transfer technologies out of the NHLBI intramural research labs into the private sector that address mechanisms, diseases, or disorders within the NHLBI mission. Read more.
Last Updated February 2013
NHLBI Small Market Award|
Up to $1 million per year for three years to support the next stage of development for technologies addressing rare diseases or pediatric populations. Learn more.NHLBI Bridge Award
Up to $1 million per year for three years to support the next stage of development for previously funded SBIR Phase II projects. Learn more.SBIR-TT Program
Looking for high-quality technologies? Get funded to develop NHLBI intramural innovations. Learn more.Unmet Needs of Particular Interest
View a list of potential SBIR/STTR research topics of particular interest to the NHLBI. Learn more.
Sign up to receive the latest NHLBI small business program news by using the NHLBI-SBIR subscriber page on the NIH LISTSERV Web site.