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SBIR Phase IIB Awards (Bridge and Small Market): The next receipt date for the NHLBI Phase IIB programs is rapidly approaching. Applications are due June 19, 2014. Learn more about the Small Market Awards for technologies focused on rare diseases or pediatric indications and the Bridge Awards for other technologies requiring FDA approval.

Skip Phase I and apply directly for a Phase II grant: It is now possible to apply directly for a Phase II grant if you already have preliminary data equivalent to what would normally be done in a Phase I award. Learn more about this new opportunity.

Conquering the Regulatory Basics (Navigating the FDA): Learn how to navigate the FDA with the first episode in a series of Google+ Hangouts addressing regulatory issues with Dr. Chris Sasiela.

Twitter@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/STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations Published: The 2014 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 with your questions.

New Final Progress Report Instructions: The NIH has released new instructions PDF Icon (83 KB) for preparing your SBIR/STTR Final Progress Reports. View the instructions PDF Icon (83 KB) and the Guide Notice.

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 out the Intellectual Property Assessment Tool.external disclaimer You can find other resources to help your small business on our Resources page.

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.

SBIR-Technology Transfer for Cerclage Mitral Valve Annuloplasty: Receive SBIR funding and a non-exclusive research and development license to further develop this NHLBI intramural technology. Learn more...

Congratulations to Advanced Circulatory Systems for receiving a 2012 Tibbetts Award, an honor given to outstanding small businesses. Learn more about this innovative company.

NIH Start-up Exclusive Licensing: NIH has developed a new short-term exclusive Start-Up Evaluation License Agreement (Start-up EELA) and a Start-up Exclusive Commercial License Agreement (Start-up ECLA) to facilitate licensing of intramural NIH and Food and Drug Administrative (FDA) inventions to start-up companies. Learn more...

14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference: Thinking about applying for SBIR/STTR funding? Come learn the ins and outs of the process and submitting a quality application. Already have funding? Come learn about new opportunities and resources. The NHLBI will have staff at the conference to answer your questions. Learn more...

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes: July 11, 2012 is the final receipt date for SBIR/STTR grant applications that capitalize on the unique capabilities of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies to visualize outcomes, to teach, to motivate, and to extend the health care and learning environments, in order to foster desirable eating, physical activity, self-care, and other health-related behaviors. Learn more...

Viral Hepatitis: The NHLBI is participating in a Program Announcement to stimulate New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis. Learn more...

USPTO Webinar Series: There are two free upcoming webinars from the USPTO.

Tuesday, February 14th at 1:00pm they will be discussing how SMEs can apply for patents in foreign countries using the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00pm they will discuss technology valuation.

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Annual Contract Solicitation Closes: The annual NIH SBIR/STTR Contract Solicitation is now closed. The new solicitation will likely be published in August, 2012.

Last Updated August 2014

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