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The 2018 Omnibus Solicitation Is Now Available

The next deadline for small businesses to apply for SBIR and STTR grant funding is Sept. 5, 2018.

John Wikswo, Ph.D., and Ronald Reiserer

NCATS Supports Award-Winning Technology for Drug Development

To address challenges in drug development, NCATS supported research on a device designed to make the pre-clinical drug testing process more efficient and reliable.

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Find out more about how NCATS can help your small business commercialize new technology.

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Small Business Opportunities

NCATS' Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs help small businesses develop and commercialize new translational technologies. Learn More.

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About Small Business Opportunities

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SBIR & STTR Research Priorities

Find out which areas of technology development are the highest priorities for NCATS.

Small Business Funding

Explore current small business funding opportunities and find information about eligibility.

Small Business Resources

Access more information and tools for small businesses seeking funding from NCATS.


The SBIR and STTR programs are government set-aside initiatives for small businesses and research organizations in the United States. These programs — in which NCATS participates alongside other NIH Institutes and Centers as well as other federal agencies — enable small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization and public benefit. The programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage U.S. technology financing. Learn more about these programs and others focused on small business support.