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Funding News - Applications Sought for Manufacturing Processes of Medical, Dental, and Biological Technologies

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) applications for research on manufacturing processes of medical, dental, and biological technologies.  This announcement is made together with 28 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).*

The purpose of this announcement is to encourage research on advanced manufacturing processes of biomedical products and the implementation of new technologies in medical care.  New methods, procedures, measures, and controls are needed for manufacturing a broad range of technologies and products with unsurpassed quality, and to lower manufacturing costs for existing and new processes.

Examples of 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 clinical diagnostic devices and reagents, and novel diagnostic imaging devices for both invasive and non-invasive techniques; technology for producing and isolating biotechnology products, such as proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids, vaccines, and vectors for genetic engineering and gene therapy; rapid prototyping and manufacturing 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. Randall Stewart, Program Director, Technology Development Group, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2135, Bethesda, MD  20892; telephone: 
301-496-1917; fax:  301-402-1501; e-mail:

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: (SBIR) or (STTR).