Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)


NIBIB intends to reissue PAR-17-453, Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN), with additional partnering NIH Institutes and Centers. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit Technology Research and Development Center (TRDC) applications for POCTRN. POCTRN’s purpose is to drive the development and application of innovative point-of-care, home-based, improved clinical laboratory tests and testing technologies. The POCTRN TRDCs will merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need to address unmet testing, monitoring, and treatment areas.

The network of POCTRN TRDCs will have broad expertise across many research areas and will cover multiple levels of technology readiness from proof of feasibility through products and procedures used in clinical practice.

The funding opportunity announcement will utilize the U54 activity code and is expected to be published in June 2022 with an expected application due date in Fall 2022. This opportunity is open to all applicants, including the existing POCTRN grantees as well as new applicants.

Read the notice of intent to publish here. For more information about POCTRN, visit here.

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