New NCI Funding Opportunities & Biomedical Research Resources for Small Businesses

This event will be held September 30, 2009: 8:30 am  – 4:30 pm
University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Phil, PA  19104

Registration information is located here

Join NCI SBIR Development Center Director Michael Weingarten, Claire Driscoll of the NIH’s Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)’s Technology Transfer Office, and NCI SBIR Development Center Program Director Gregory Evans and learn about the wide range of research, preclinical, and clinical resources as well as new funding opportunities available from the National Institutes of Health. There will be particular focus on the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

The STTR & SBIR Programs seek to increase small business participation and private-sector commercialization of technology developed through federal research and development. The NCI SBIR & STTR Programs foster research and development for anticancer agents, biomarkers, informatics, medical devices, nanotechnology, proteomics, pharmacodynamics, and many other biotechnologies and programs designed to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.

The speakers will present tips on how to successfully enter in to productive research collaborations with NIH intramural scientists. Participants will learn how to leverage various NIH resources to help bridge the chasm between basic research activities and the commercialization of a product. An overview of NIH research resources, including but not limited to the following topics, will also be discussed: computational and data mining tools, clinical trial networks, in-vitro and in vivo screening programs (including assay development and high throughput drug screening resources), pharmacokinetic and animal toxicology testing, human tissue and cell repositories, animal model repositories, research reagent repositories (including biodefense-related materials), genetic and genomic resources, small molecule libraries.

After the presentation on funding opportunities and tips for applying, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the presenters. Please indicate your interest in a one-on-one meeting in the registration application.

8:30 a.m.              Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.              Welcoming Remarks
9:30 a.m.              NCI presentation
10:30 a.m.            Q&A
11:30 a.m.            Tour of the Science Center and Lunch
1:00 p.m.              One-on-one meetings with Michael
Weingarten, Gregory
                            Evans and Claire
4:30 p.m.              Adjourn