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NHLBI Small Business Program


The NHLBI Small Business Program enables US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in research and development on innovative and commercially promising products and services to prevent, diagnose, and treat heart, lung, and blood-related diseases and disorders.

Funding for small business research is available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) mechanisms. For an overview of these mechanisms, please visit ABOUT THE PROGRAMS. You can also explore current NHLBI SBIR/STTR funding opportunities here.

Staff from the NHLBI Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC), are available to advise and mentor NHLBI SBIR/STTR applicants and awardees on matters relating to product development, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, product commercialization, licensing, and strategic partnerships.

We strongly encourage prospective SBIR/STTR applicants to contact us to discuss their planned funding proposals. Please visit OTAC’s website to learn more about the services that our office offers.

Latest Announcements

Bridge Your Development Gap: Apply for $3M in Phase IIB Funding

Learn more at the webinar on May 4:Register

Apply by June 20, 2016 to SBIR Phase IIB Small Market Award (RFA-HL-17-012)for products focused on rare diseases and pediatric populations, or SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Award (RFA-HL-16-009) for other products requiring Federal regulatory approval or clearance.

Pitch Your Innovation to Investors and Partners: Apply for NHLBI Showcase Conference Opportunities

Eligible NHLBI SBIR/STTR-funded companies should apply by May 16.

The NHLBI is committed to connecting its SBIR/STTR awardees with investors, strategic partners, and business leaders from the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical technology industries in various regions of the country. Learn about these opportunities here.

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Last Updated May 2016

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Upcoming Events

5/23-5/25 National SBIR/STTR Conference - National Harbor, MD  external disclaimer

6/1 MedTech Conference 2016 - Minneapolis, MN  external disclaimer

6/3 Funding & Resources to Translate Innovation from Lab to Market for Health - Davis, CA 

6/6 Biopharma Entrepreneurship & Innovation Symposium - San Francisco, CA  external disclaimer

6/6-6/9 2016 BIO International Convention - San Francisco, CA  external disclaimer

6/21Small Biz Hangout: De-mystifying Small Business Review - Webinar  external disclaimer

Registration Now Open 11/15 - 11/17 18th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference - Orlando, FL  external disclaimer



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