Posted: August 17, 2020

Letter of Intent due August 18, 2020; applications due September 18, 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is issuing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency FOA provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Radical (RADx-rad) initiative.

The goal of this RFA is to solicit Fast-Track STTR applications to advance development of novel, non-traditional, safe and effective biosensing and detection approaches to identify the current SARS-CoV-2 virus or other biomarkers of the COVID-19 disease for use in outbreaks of COVID-19, as well as for use in future pandemics resulting from unknown viruses.

The funding for this initiative is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

See full solicitation here

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