Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Modes of Human Diseases (SBIR)(R43/R44)

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Health And Safety, Research
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: National Institutes of Health
What’s it worth?: Not mentioned

The purpose of the Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Modes of Human Diseases is to support resources that create, develop, preserve and supply high-quality animal models and biological materials to the biomedical community. The development and commercialization efforts will benefit the research community by offering technologies that support the husbandry, characterization, and improvement of both animal models and biological materials related to those models. The program prioritizes:

  • Existing human tissues alternative models.
  • Techniques, equipment, and new approaches that are cost-effective husbandry and colony management.
  • Cryopreservation and long-term maintenance of laboratory animal genetic and germ plasms high throughput technologies.
  • New technologies to rapidly phenotype large numbers of animals.
  • Reagents for testing animal colonies for pathogens.
  • Animal models for regenerative medicine applications.
  • Technology for animal stem cell expansion.
  • Software for mining data from animal systems.
  • Technology that analysis and identifies gene regulatory networks.

Typical award amounts of not more than $225,000 for Phase I projects and up to $1,500,000 for Phase II projects with project duration of up to two years. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Is an organized for-profit organization located and operated in the U.S.
  • Is in the legal form of an

– Individual proprietorship
– Partnership
– Limited liability company
– Corporation
– Joint venture
– Association
– Trust
– Cooperative
– Joint ventures may not have more than 49% participation by foreign business entities
– At least 51% of the organization must be owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are – U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens
– Has less than 500 employees

Applicants must registered with:

  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • eRA Commons

This program does not have any cost sharing requirements. Applications packets may be obtained from the website and must be complete and received before the deadline.