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New Funding Opportunity to Repurpose Existing Drugs or Biologics

NCATS released a funding opportunity to explore a potential new use of an existing drug or biologic through its Bench-to-Clinic Repurposing initiative.


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NCATS Unveils Patient-Focused Therapy Development Toolkit

NCATS showcases web-based platform of patient-focused rare diseases research resources at NIH event in September.


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October E-Newsletter Now Available

Read about the NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development, a TRND-FDA partnership to fund rare diseases studies, NIH efforts to increase diversity in research, and more.


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NCATS and FDA To Fund Rare Disease Studies

NCATS’ TRND program is supporting two natural history studies on how specific rare diseases progress over time.


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Collaboration Aims to Improve Brain Cancer Drug Testing

CTSA Program-supported scientists work to develop novel technique to test drugs against the most common form of brain cancer.


More Center News

Michael G. Kurilla Joins NCATS

Michael G. Kurilla will serve as director of the Division of Clinical Innovation.

Disease Modeling Awards

NCATS announced 13 awards to develop 3-D tissue chip research platforms

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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.

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

  • NCATS Programs & Initiatives
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    NCATS’ small business programs help entrepreneurs develop and commercialize new translational technologies.
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    NCATS staff are experts in translation, and the Center’s resources support pre-clinical and clinical activities.
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