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Testing chambers containing miniature laboratory-grown versions of kidneys.

Using Robots and Stem Cells to Produce Organ Models

NIH-supported researchers have developed an automated procedure to reliably grow 3-D tissue models called organoids in large quantities to test drugs on a large scale.


Method of Detecting Nucleic Acids Using Three-Dimensional Paper Microfluidic Devices. A sample is loaded on the one dot on the left. It is dispersed into seven different locations for the multiplexed detection of seven pathogens and one location for the control.

NCATS-Supported Test Could Speed Diagnosis of Deadly Disease

NCATS’ Small Business Innovation Research program helps fund the development and analysis of a simple paper test for diarrheal disease.


Barber taking a customer’s blood pressure in a barbershop.

Partnering with Barbershops to Cut High Blood Pressure

CTSA Program researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles, are pairing pharmacists with barbershops to lower customers’ blood pressure.


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August E-Newsletter Now Available

Read about NCATS’ work to train translational scientists, study opioid prescribing trends, find what’s common among diseases, and more.


An NCATS scientist prepares samples for high-throughput screening. (Daniel Soñé Photography, LLC, Photo)

Finding What’s Common Among Diseases, Seeing the Bigger Picture

NCATS scientists are identifying common characteristics among diseases and applying this knowledge to understand multiple human diseases and conditions.


More Center News

Opioid Prescribing Trend

NCATS-supported study highlights troubling trend in opioid prescribing

Translational Science Scholars

NCATS fosters translational science training for the next generation of young investigators

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Assay Guidance Manual

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Interested in creating biologically, physiologically and pharmacologically relevant assays for early-stage drug discovery? Check out our best-practices Assay Guidance Manual.

We also offer online AGM training workshops featuring experts sharing best practices and advice on assay design, development and implementation.

Work with Us

Learn more about all the ways that potential grantees, partners and collaborators can access NCATS support to advance translational science.
 

  • NCATS Programs & Initiatives
    NCATS encourages partnerships that cross many scientific disciplines and research sectors in pursuit of translational success.
  • Small Business Opportunities
    NCATS’ small business programs help entrepreneurs develop and commercialize new translational technologies.
  • Expertise & Resources
    NCATS staff are experts in translation, and the Center’s resources support pre-clinical and clinical activities.
  • Licensing Opportunities
    NCATS makes it easy for industry and academia to interact and partner with Center laboratories and scientists.