OPPORTUNITIES

Pre-Applications for Industry Partnerships to Provide Early Access to Devices for Stimulation and Recording in the Human Central Nervous System (X02)

ISSUED BY: National Institutes of Health

Summary/Description

This FOA is intended to facilitate partnerships between clinical investigators and manufacturers of latest-generation stimulating and/or recording devices that are FDA-designated as Class III (invasive, posing significant risk of harm), to conduct clinical research in the central nervous system.As part of The BRAIN InitiativeSM, NIH has initiated a Public-Private Partnership program (BRAIN PPP) to reduce barriers to negotiating such partnerships, and to ensure that new clinical studies leverage manufacturers existing data demonstrating safety and utility of these devices.Safety and utility data for invasive devices are costly to obtain, yet they are necessary for regulatory approval of human research, and therefore pose a substantial barrier to research progress.For this program, NIH has entered into agreements with a number of manufacturers to make available next generation devices that can stimulate and/or record from the central nervous system and have sufficient data to enable new Non-Significant Risk (NSR) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) without the need for significant additional testing.

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General Information:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER:

PAR-15-345

FUNDING MECHANISM:

Grant

DATE POSTED:

September 17, 2015

LAST UPDATED:

September 17, 2015

EXPIRATION DATE:

November 18, 2015