National Cancer Institute SBIR and STTR Funding Support Various Stages of Cancer Therapeutics, Device, and Imaging Development

March 2, 2010

The NCI SBIR & STTR Programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States.  MassBio members are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities!

Funding is currently available through the following vehicles:

NCI SBIR Phase II Bridge Award
As NCI's newest funding initiative, this award is designed to augment previously funded NIH-wide SBIR Phase II projects that require additional funding in order to achieve key technical and regulatory milestones along the path toward commercialization. The NCI intends to commit up to $10 million (up to $3M per Small Business Award) in fiscal year 2010 to fund up to ten applications.  Applications are due: March 1, 2010.  More information can be found at:

NCI SBIR Grant Funding for Image Guided Cancer Interventions
Grant funding is available to eligible small businesses for the development and commercialization of novel image-guided interventions to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.  Applications are due on the following dates: April 5; August 5; December 5, 2010.  To learn more, visit:

SBIR & STTR Omnibus Solicitation
U.S. small businesses with the research capabilities and technological expertise established in the Omnibus solicitation are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated grant applications. High-priority research areas under the National Cancer Institute are listed below.  Applications are due on the following dates: April 5; August 5; December 5, 2010.  For more information, visit:

Research topics of interest:
- Anti-Cancer Agents
- Health Communication
- Molecular Pharmacodynamic Assays
- Bioinformatics
- Early Detection and Risk Assessment
- Nanotechnology
- Biospecimens
- Epidemiology and Genetics
- Proteomics
- Cancer Biomarkers
- Health Information Technology
- Radiation Research
- Cancer Imaging
- Human Genomics Enabling Personalized Medicine
- Tumor Biology and Metastasis
- Cancer and Nutrition
- Immunology

For more information about NCI SBIR & STTR Program and to sign-up to receive e-mail notifications when new funding announcements are released, please visit:

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