Medical Moonshots: The Quantum Grant Program at NIBIB
Major advances in medicine that lead to measurable improvements in public health require focused intellectual and financial commitment. The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) established the Quantum Grants Program to make a profound (quantum) impact on the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a major disease or national public health problem through the development and implementation of biomedical technologies within 10 years. This program challenged the research community to propose projects that have a highly focused, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and milestone-driven approach, targeted to solve a major medical problem or to resolve a highly prevalent technology-based medical challenge.
In September 2010, NIBIB awarded Phase II Quantum Grants to interdisciplinary teams poised to make important contributions to solving key medical challenges. These grants focus on computer-designed cardiovascular implants that do not require anticoagulation therapy, a microchip to capture circulating tumor cells for very early detection and to monitor treatment, a new paradigm in self-administered vaccines that could be sent through the mail, and an implantable and self-regulating artificial kidney.
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- No Quantum funding opportunities are currently available. New opportunities will be posted as they become available.
Optimizing Cardiovascular Device Thromboresistance for Eliminating Anticoagulants
Danny Bluestein, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Point-of-care Microfluidics for Early Detection of Cancer
Mehmet Toner, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Influenza Vaccination Using a Microneedle Patch
Mark Prausnitz, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Implantable Artificial Kidney
Shuvo Roy, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
Quantum Grant Program Contact
Steven Krosnick, Program Director, Division
of Applied Science & Technology
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Last Updated On 03/01/2013