Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NIH Seeks Cutting-Edge Research

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.