Emergency Awards RADx-RAD: Novel Biosensing for Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring of COVID-19 From Skin and The Oral Cavity (Fast-Track STTR Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
US Dept. of Health & Human Services: National Institutes of Health (NIH)Suggest an update
Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed
Grant amount: US $256,580 - US $1,710,531
Fields of work: Respiratory Diseases & Systems Infectious & Parasitic Diseases
Applicant type: For-Profit Business
Funding uses: Non-clinical Behavioral
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
Location of residency: United States
NOTE: Applications are due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time.
The goal of this RFA is to solicit Fast Track STTR proposals for development of novel, non-traditional, approaches to identify the current SARS-CoV-2 virus or other biomarkers of the COVID-19 disease for use in outbreaks of COVID-19, as well as for use in future pandemics resulting from unknown viruses.
This FOA is seeking applications for innovative portable devices able to produce reliable associations between biomarkers emanating from skin and the oral cavity to patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19. Specifically, biosensing devices are expected to target skin or the oral cavity as sampling sites. Skin biosensing must detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs, i.e. scents or odors) emanating from skin in passive and noninvasive manner for use at the point of care. Oral biosensing technologies may target a wealth of biological, chemical (e.g., VOCs) and physical biosignatures representative of COVID-19 that can be sampled from exhaled breath/droplets, saliva, and tissues in the oral cavity.
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