Wednesday, August 6, 2008

NIH/DOD Issue SBIR Notices

NIH and CDC posted their SBIR pre-solicitation (PHS 2009-1) notice on August 4, 2008. The SBIR Phase 1 contract solicitation will be available on or around August 8, 2008 with the closing date for the proposals to be November 3, 2008. The web site will give further details on the solicitation when it is available.

Some of the research topics include:

  • NCI---Health IT to facilitate patient-centered communication in cancer related care
  • NHLBI---Wireless communications systems for magnetic resonance imaging
  • NIAID---Clinical sample collection and processing technologies for infectious disease diagnostics
  • NIDA---Electronic drug abuse treatment referral systems for physicians, and virtual reality simulations to train caregivers and providers
  • CDC—Development of a publication database and information retrieval system, and development of standardized evaluation software for blood disorder public health surveillance systems for the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • For more information, email or phone 301-435-2688.

The DOD SBIR program on July 28, 2008 issued the SBIR 08.3 prerelease notice with the Air Force, Army, Navy, MDA, DLA, and OSD requests. The solicitation opens and proposals will be accepted starting August 25, 2008 with a closing data of September 24, 2008.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense is interested in researchers developing new technology-based approaches to protect the health of the force. Areas of particular interest include:

  • Health surveillance planning and decision support tools---Decision support tools, data and knowledge management, information visualization technologies are needed
  • New methods to monitor health status and clinical laboratory data---Information analysis tools are needed to collect and harmonize disparate data and information sources and to provide health status surveillance pre-or post injury
  • Medical training and learning tools—Advanced learning, simulation-based training and other computer based training technology is needed
  • The Defense Health Program’s biomedical technology area---A specific need for a medical simulation-based training system to use for rapid trauma skills training

In addition, the Army’s Medical Research and Materiel Command is seeking researchers to develop hand held devices to analyze proteins in the blood, and handheld devices to detect and identify viruses in the blood at the point of care.

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