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NIDDK Offers Support for Development of Tissue Chips
Monday, December 18, 2017
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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is establishing a new research consortium "Microphysiological Systems for Modeling Diabetes." This consortium will support the development and validation of human tissue chips that closely mimic the normal physiology of key metabolic tissues, including the pancreatic islet, liver, skeletal muscle, and white adipose tissue. An essential feature of this consortium will be a
multidisciplinary approach that brings together basic science experts and physician scientists in stem cell biology, bioengineering, computational
biology, pharmacology, liver biology, islet biology, adipose biology, metabolism and diabetes.

To establish the consortium, NIDDK intends to commit up to $3 million per year for   Fiscal Years 2018 through 2019, and up to $6 million per year for Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 to fund 2-3 awards. Eligible institutions include U.S.-based higher education institutions, nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities.

Letters of intent are due February 20, 2018; applications are due March 20, 2018. Complete funding information is available on the NIH Grants website at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-17-035.html. Helpful information about applying for NIH grants is available on the NICEATM
website at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/evalatm/resources-for-test-method-developers/funding-opportunities/index.html.

Thursday, December 07, 2017
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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is offering Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to develop novel in vitro systems using cells from experimental animal models typically used for toxicology testing. The intent is that these systems will replicate biological responses within the corresponding animal tissues or organs. When developed and validated, these systems will (1) provide information needed to predict toxicity of chemical and drug candidates, (2) enable comparisons with existing in vivo animal toxicity data, (3) serve as newer assays for toxicology testing, and (4) have the potential for reducing the numbers of animals used in toxicology testing.

These grants of up to $150,000 for Phase I awards and up to $1 million for Phase II awards are only available to U.S. small businesses. Letters of intent to apply for these grants are due December 12, with an application due date of January 12, 2018. The funding announcement for this opportunity is available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TR-18-001.html; more information about NIEHS SBIR grants is available at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/mechanisms/sbir/index.cfm.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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