We provide a variety of services to the clinical and engineering communities at USC including the following:
o Development and Manufacture of Medical Devices
o Regulatory Strategies for Medical Device Development
o Technology Development Pathways
o SBIR/STTR Funding Mechanisms
o Industry Engagement and Corporate Collaborations
The Seed Program creates, develops, and/or de-risks translational projects. Funds can be used to generate preliminary data, acquire more substantial validation data, obtain expert advice to address a defined risk, develop a business case or substantiate clinical utility, generate product development and commercialization strategies, etc. Capped at $25,000, awards are intended to achieve a key milestone or enable a de-risking activity to attract follow-on funding, including but not limited to the Coulter Pilot Program.
The Pilot Program offers grants of up to approximately $100K awarded for up to a one year period. Project proposals are evaluated by a core team on the basis of their clinical merit, their potential health care impact and significance, their timeline and pathway to commercialization, and most importantly their potential for obtaining further financial investment to translate the particular solution to healthcare.