JLABS | Meet with...Leaders from the National Cancer Institute's SBIR Program

August 31, 2016

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Time: 12:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Lobby

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The National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center is coming to JLABS @ LabCentral! Program directors Jonathan Franca-Koh and Christie Canaria will be presenting funding opportunities and other resources for startups in cancer technology. You will also learn about 15 new targeted funding opportunities in cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment in high priority areas of research for the NCI. Although the trends reflect improvements in cancer treatments and advances in technology have led to better tools for understanding, detecting and diagnosing cancer, we still have work to do. In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. The NCI is poised to reduce the burden of cancer in this country and around the world at an accelerated pace. 

Program Overview:
Program directors Jonathan Franca-Koh and Christie Canaria will discuss the exciting new non-dilutive targeted funding opportunities in cancer focused technology development. They will explain the application and review process at the NIH to help small businesses submit stronger applications. Additionally, the presentation will review the I-Corps at NIH program, other initiatives run by NCI to facilitate the success of SBIR companies, and the latest news regarding the Vice President's cancer initiative, the Cancer Moonshot. 

Following the presentation, selected companies will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with NCI. To be considered for a one-on-one meeting, please contact Christie Canaria, by Monday, August 22nd with your name, company name, and a short executive summary of your company as well as the technology project you would like to discuss with the NCI. 

12:15 PM | Registration Opens
12:45 PM | Networking Lunch 
1:30 PM | Presentation and Q&A 
3:00 PM | Program Close 
3:15-5:30 PM | One-on-one Meetings*

*Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and be approved. The application period ends on August 22nd.