June 7, 2021

Immediate funding opportunity for point-of-care COVID variant testing and more! Deadline June 28

COVID-19 Funding Opportunity

COVID Funding

RADx Tech II: Fast-Track Program to Advance U.S. COVID-19 Testing Capabilities 

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is announcing today that its Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) is soliciting proposals to further advance SARS-CoV-2 testing technologies in order to fill specific unmet national needs. Unmet needs include but are not limited to point-of-care/over-the-counter tests with lab performance, tests for multiple pathogens, and tests adaptable to emerging variants.

Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) is a fast-track program that leverages POCTRN. This solicitation will only consider proposals for technologies in an advanced stage of readiness that can reach the market in 2021.

To meet the accelerated timelines, RADx has assembled a national network of expert technical, clinical, manufacturing, and regulatory advisors who will provide individualized assistance for funded projects. NIBIB will provide financial and in-kind support to accelerate commercialization of projects that successfully meet aggressive milestones. To ensure that innovations are available to the public as quickly as possible, NIH will leverage established partnerships with federal agencies, such as FDA, CDC, CMS, and ASPR/BARDA, as well as commercial and private entities, to propel technologies developed by RADx into widespread use.

Application period is June 7-28, 2021.