NIBIB's goal is to accelerate research, translation, and commercialization of technologies that will provide solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NIBIB is administering the RADx℠ Tech and Advanced Technology Platforms (ATP) programs. These programs are part of the NIH RADx℠ Initiative to increase testing capacity and accessibility for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. In addition, NIBIB is supporting other technology development, imaging approaches, and digital platforms to address the pandemic.

Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx℠) Tech and ATP Programs

The RADx Tech and ATP programs are supporting late-stage development of innovative point-of-care, home-based tests, and clinical laboratory tests.

Summary data on proposals submitted to the RADx℠ Tech and ATP Programs.

Descriptions of innovative point of care, home-based, improved clinical laboratory tests, and testing products that are increasing the capacity of testing in the U.S.

COVID-19 Research across NIBIB

NIBIB’s Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler is a study lead and Principal Investigator working with NIH colleagues to test people who were infected with SARS-CoV-2 and developed antibodies but did not develop symptoms. Read more about the study.

Learn how this collaborative network is using medical imaging and clinical data sciences to reveal unique features of COVID-19. Learn more about the project.


View videos about RADx Tech/ATP programs, interviews with the NIBIB Director and more.

Program Contacts

RADxSM Tech/ATP programmatic or technical inquiries:

All other RADxSM Tech/ATP Applicants:

SBIR/STTR Applicants:

All others:

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