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Very high magnification micrograph of an ovarian clear cell carcinoma. (Credit: http://bit.ly/1GXE2mc. Copyright: http://bit.ly/1fd019p)

Stopping Metastasis in Its Tracks: New 3-D Cell Model Enables Closer Look at Cancer Progression

NCATS and University of Chicago researchers have developed a 3-D model of ovarian cancer metastasis using cells from patients to help identify potential therapeutic compounds.

Plate washer for high-throughput screening

Technology created at NCATS and refined by a Center-supported small business has enabled re-use of plastic plates for high-throughput screening.

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Tissue Chip for Drug Screening

Learn more about this innovative NCATS-led program to improve the accuracy of pre-clinical drug testing.

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Hepatitis C virus

NCATS and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases researchers found that a drug used to treat allergy symptoms also limited hepatitis C virus activity in mice.

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View the Translational Science Spectrum

Explore each stage of research along the path from the biological basis of health and disease to interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.

3-D Cell Model Enables Closer Look at Cancer Progression

NCATS and University of Chicago researchers have developed a 3-D model of ovarian cancer metastasis using cells from patients to help identify potential therapeutic compounds.

Very high magnification micrograph of an ovarian clear cell carcinoma. (Credit: http://bit.ly/1GXE2mc. Copyright: http://bit.ly/1fd019p)

Watch the Tissue Chip Video

Learn more about this innovative NCATS-led program to improve the accuracy of pre-clinical drug testing.

Video still from Tissue Chip video

Innovative Plate Washing Technology Saves Money, Plastic

Technology created at NCATS and refined by a Center-supported small business has enabled re-use of plastic plates for high-throughput screening.

Plate washer for high-throughput screening

Team Identifies Potential New Use for Allergy Drug

NCATS and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases researchers found that a drug used to treat allergy symptoms also limited hepatitis C virus activity in mice.

Hepatitis C virus illustration

Translational Science Spectrum

Explore each stage of research along the path from the biological basis of health and disease to interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.

Graphic of the Traslational Science Spectrum

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Director's Corner

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

Apply for CTSA Funding

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On April 2, 2015, NCATS released two funding opportunities through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program to improve research methods at any step of the translational process:

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.