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 a one year period and may be submitted for renewal. 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.
Please click here to access the Pre-proposal Application Form and submit the completed application form to the Coulter Program Director at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online applications can be accessed through the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of the page.
Seed applications are accepted year-round and reviewed in a rolling basis by the core team and oversight committee. Pilot applications are accepted only once a year (Cycle 4 deadline: December 1, 2014). Select teams will be invited to submit a full proposal. Resources (including regulatory and reimbursement consultations, market analysis and IP consultations) are provided to invited teams to help with proposal preparation. Final Proposals are then reviewed by the oversight committee and a subset of finalists is then invited to present their project to the oversight committee in May for final funding decisions. A detailed schedule for the cycle 4 pilot program can be found here.