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NIH Announces Competition for Biomedical Proof-of-Concept Centers

May 09, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications for the Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) program to support proof-of-concept centers (Hubs) that facilitate and accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance health. NIH intends to award approximately $9 million to institutions of higher education to establish three new REACH Hubs. In addition to helping identify innovations appropriate for commercialization, REACH Hubs must provide entrepreneurial educational opportunities to academic investigators about the design and conduct of product definition studies and the commercialization processes required for transitioning a technology out of academic labs to the private sector via a startup venture or a licensing agreement. Applications are due June 26. Read the federal funding announcement…

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