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

The NCI SBIR & STTR Programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States. Small businesses are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities and to join NCI in its goal to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer.

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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