A national "center-without-walls" for rapid transformation of emerging point-of-care technologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for improving primary healthcare.
2016 Call for Proposals
The 2016 national call is for breakthrough, disruptive innovations that transform the quality, efficiency, and/or patient /provider experience in the clinic or in the home while reducing the cost of care.
The POCTRC in primary care is receptive to proposals from industry applicants with pre-commercial or commercially available devices that have not been optimized for primary care. The application must detail the limitations of the currently available systems relative to use in primary care and describe how the proposed approach overcomes these limitations.
Preference will be given to late stage development efforts where the innovation is likely to be introduced into clinical practice within 18-24 months.
Open to academic, engineering, research and development laboratories in the United States. Qualified small businesses may also apply. We encourage collaboration with investigators within the CIMIT consortium.
2016 Application Process
POCTRC Award applications are solicited and evaluated in two stages. Applicants may submit pre-proposals which will undergo review. A subset of the applicants who submitted pre-proposals will be invited to submit full proposals.