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NCRR Earmarks $1 Million for Biomedical Tool, Technique Development

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health has issued a request for applications for projects focused on the development of new instruments or devices, methodologies, or software with biomedical applications.


The projects, said the NIH, "should propose tools, methodologies, or software that can be used by a wide range of biomedical or clinical researchers." Examples of projects that might be funded under the RFA include ones involving the development of optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electrophoresis, and other separation techniques; microscopy, lasers and optics, X-ray tools, and techniques; and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, bioreactors and other forms of cell culture.


The NIH said that the NationalCenter for Research Resources plans to commit about $1 million for research projects under the RFA. This amount is expected to fund between five and eight grants.


Application for funding are due by June 22 and Oct. 19. The RFA expires on Oct. 20. Additional details can be found here.

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