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‘Tis SBIR Season

September 2nd, 2010

This is an especially good time of year for life science companies that are interested in securing SBIR funding to support innovation-based product development.  Three recently released solicitations present a range of funding options that pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, health care IT and other life science related companies should consider. National Institutes of Health (NIH):

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September 7th, 2011

Blogging is not easy.  It has been a while since the last entry on our BBC Blog.  The reason is primarily two-fold: (1) It is harder than one would think to come up with topics that you think others would want to read.  (2) Work seems to always get in the way.  And we’ve been

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2012: A Happy New Year for SBIR

January 13th, 2012

In case you haven’t yet heard the news, Congress finally reauthorized the SBIR/STTR programs! This six-year reauthorization includes many changes to the current program. The SBA has statutory authority to create and promulgate SBIR and STTR policy directives based on these legislative changes. The federal agencies subject to the SBIR/STTR legislation are obligated to follow

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SBA Publishes New Draft SBIR Rules – Requests Public Comments

May 21st, 2012

The reauthorization of the SBIR/STTR programs in December 2011 legislated changes that require the Small Business Administration (SBA) to update its policy directives for the programs. The SBA has now published the first of these draft changes and is inviting comments from interested stakeholders until July 16, 2012. We urge you to review the changes

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New Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Program (Navigation Required)

August 1st, 2012

In December 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) hired a new Program Director for their SBIR/STTR Program, Dr. Manny Oliver. Since then, Dr. Oliver and his staff have made some significant revisions to the DOE SBIR program that you need to know about if you are thinking about submitting a Letter of Intent (NOW REQUIRED)

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But, Wait…There’s More (to know about DoE’s SBIR/STTR Program)

August 14th, 2012

In our last blog, we highlighted the Department of Energy’s SBIR/STTR program, noting some of the changes that are being introduced for FY2013 topics. With DoE SBIR/STTR Letters of Intent due Sept. 4 (and applications due on Oct. 16), we wanted to share a few other unusual aspects to DoE’s SBIR/STTR program that not only

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SBIR/STTR REAUTHORIZATION: There is still time to make your opinions known!

September 3rd, 2012

Are you confused yet about SBIR/STTR Reauthorization?? If not then you haven’t been paying attention! Although the SBIR/STTR legislation was passed at the end of 2011 the process of implementing the changes is anything but simple. The SBA has been working diligently with the agencies to move things forward. The changes have been split into

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What do you mean, NIH didn’t like my idea!@#%$%

September 11th, 2012

The process of preparing an SBIR/STTR submission for NIH – or other government agency – is not for the faint of heart. It’s time consuming and complicated, but since it provides the opportunity to compete for perhaps millions of dollars of non-dilutive R&D funding, we think it’s worth it. That said, it’s a fact that

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Leverage is a powerful tool…. NSF SBIR/STTR Awardees Should Consider Phase IB and Phase IIB Options

October 3rd, 2012

If you’re a National Science Foundation awardee, this is an opportunity you should not ignore.  NSF has several programs to provide supplemental funding to SBIR/STTR awardees to help bridge the gap between Phase I and Phase II, while encouraging partnering as a means to increase the potential for successful technology commercialization. In a recent “Dear

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Submitting to NIH? Get to the Point in Your Project Summary

November 5th, 2012

In a previous post, I advised those preparing SBIR/STTR proposals for NIH to consider the Specific Aims section the most important page in their submission. Also right up there in significance is the Project Summary/Abstract. The Project Summary/Abstract includes a summary of the proposed project activity suitable for dissemination to the public and understandable to

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