The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invite small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) grant applications for research on manufacturing biomedical products and implementing new technologies in medical care. This announcement is made together with 18 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*
New methods, procedures, measures, and controls are needed for manufacturing a broad range of biomedical technologies and products and for lowering manufacturing costs for existing and/or new processes. Research that can help contain and reduce health care costs and that can improve the cost effectiveness, quality, and accessibility of the health care system is also encouraged.
Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to: flexible computer-assisted integrated manufacturing equipment and intelligent processing equipment adaptable to the varied needs of biomedical research and medical care device and material production; technology for manufacturing research instruments; technology for manufacturing clinical diagnostic devices and reagents; technology for manufacturing and delivering therapeutic drugs; technology for manufacturing implantable devices and materials; technology for producing natural products derived from plant, animal, and microbial sources; rapid prototyping and manufacture technology suitable for remote site and on-demand production processes; technology to promote the recovery, reuse, and remanufacture (recycling) of medical materials and equipment; technology for manufacturing biomedically specialized computational and information technology equipment and software; and development of innovative products that facilitate the safety and health training of hazardous materials workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Thomas Miller, Program Director, Technology Development Group, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2139, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1779; fax: 301-402-1501; e-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-161.html.