NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) posted a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on December 12th. The FOA is looking for groundbreaking research to address the development of new technologies to integrate in a wearable, portable, automated, closed loop system for the physiological glucose control for individuals with Type 1 Diabetes.
Research in technologies may include but other ideas are welcome:
- Robust continuous glucose sensing devices
- Real-time detection platforms and miniaturized multi-sensor platforms
- Glucose monitoring technologies
- Devices able to be integrate sensing, control, and delivery components in one unit
- Glucose regulated insulin delivery systems
- Smarter pump and infusion set technologies
- Remote monitory systems to optimize the performance of the integrated platforms
Eligible applicants can include higher education institutions, non-profits, for-profits to include small businesses, governments, and others.
The award budget is slated to include direct costs for up to $2.5 million to be used up to five years. NIDDK expects that the requested direct costs will range from $1 million to $2.5 million based on the scope of the research.
A Letter of Intent is due February 28, 2013 with applications due March 28, 2013.
To view FOA (RFA-DK-12-021), go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-12-021.html.