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NHLBI Companies Join the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH. Four NHLBI SBIR/STTR Phase I awardees were selected to be part of the NIH I-Corps Team Training Pilot Program to support entrepreneurial education in overcoming key obstacles along the path to commercialization: Affinity Therapeutics, ReQuisite Biomedical, Riparian Pharmaceuticals, and Rosellini Scientific. Learn more at image of external icon

Regional Innovation Conference –Southeast: A Success! Read all about the most recent RIC in Research Triangle Park here.

Annual SBIR Contract Solicitation (PHS 2015-1) Released – Proposals due November 5. 7 new topics, including requests for proposals for innovative new medical devices, drug delivery platforms, and cellular immunotherapy. This solicitation is only published once per year, so don’t miss out! Learn more.

AdvaMed 2014 to Showcase NIH SBIR/STTR Awardees. 17 NIH-funded companies were selected as Emerging Growth Company scholars to present at the medtech conference in October. These include NHLBI SBIR/STTR awardees Angel Medical Systems, DVX Medical, IGI Technologies, ReQuisite Biomedical, and Sharklet Technologies. NHLBI Staff will also be available for 1-1 meetings and will be at NIH Exhibit Booth #439. Please contact us to schedule. Learn more image of external icon

New Video Posted! “First Contact” with FDA hosted by Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Dr. Chris Sasiela. Watch the first two episodes (Navigating the FDA Website image of external icon and “First Contact” with FDA image of external icon) in a series of Small Business Hangouts addressing regulatory issues to conquer the (regulatory) basics.

Welcome Aboard! New Staff Members join OTAC’s Small Business Team. Business Development Specialist Dr. Gary Robinson and Intellectual Property Advisor Dr. Gautam Prakash have recently brought their knowledge and expertise to the NHLBI’s Small Business Program, joining Regulatory Affairs Specialist Dr. Chris Sasiela. Our team of experts is available to provide advice to NHLBI awardees about developing a successful business model, navigating the FDA, and securing intellectual property. Contact Us to schedule a call.

Archives of What's New

Last Updated September 2014

Upcoming Events

10/6-10/8/2014 - ADVAMED 2014 (Chicago, IL): Visit NIH Exhibit Booth #439 to meet us.

10/15/2014 - NIH SBIR Meetup - Meet the SBIR Program Managers (Rockville, MD)

10/21-10/23/2014 - NIH SBIR/STTR Conference image of external icon (Albuquerque, NM)

11/11-11/13/2014 - National SBIR/ STTR Conference (Austin, TX)

Active Funding Opportunities

Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine - Due Oct 10
For biomimetic culture systems to control cellular and 3D organ microenvironment. SBIR (RFA-HL-15-008 image of external icon), STTR (RFA-HL-15-004 image of external icon)

Point-of-Care Tools & Technologies – Due Oct 15
For Heart, Lung, and Blood Clinical Research Point-of-Care. SBIR (RFA-HL-14-011 image of external icon), STTR (RFA-HL-14-017 image of external icon)

SBIR Contract Solicitation (PHS 2015-1) – Due Nov 5
7 targeted funding opportunities with set-aside funding. Learn more.

Technologies to Assess Sleep Health Status in Populations – Due Nov 14
For biomarkers to assess sleep disorders. SBIR (RFA-HL-14-013 image of external icon)

Omnibus Solicitation – Due Dec 5
View a list of potential SBIR/STTR unmet needs of particular interest to the NHLBI. Learn more.

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