Funding Available for Tissue Chip Models
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has issued funding opportunities to support development of tissue chip technologies.
- The National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control are offering support to develop technologies and methodologies in the biomedical and behavioral sciences with potential to succeed as commercial products. As part of this opportunity, NCATS seeks proposals for novel media and materials to be used in microphysiological systems (MPS, or organs-on-chips). Applications are due October 22. An informational webinar will be presented Thursday, August 16, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
- NCATS is also offering funding to support development of MPS models of nociception (detection of pain or potentially damaging stimuli), opioid addiction, and overdose. Eligibility for these funds is limited to investigators and institutions currently being funded through the Tissue Chip Consortium. Approximately $2,000,000 will be awarded in FY 2018 to fund 10-12 awards. Applications are due August 24.