NIBIB Announces Supplemental Funding for Low-Cost Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the NIH, announced the availability of supplemental funding for eligible NIBIB-supported research grants to facilitate collaborative work among researchers in the United States and India.

The grants will be used to develop low-cost diagnostic and therapeutic medical technologies that can be used in underserved communities worldwide, according to a press release. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for any collaborative technology development or device that would be appropriate in a low-resource setting.

The supplemental funding, announced last week at the U.S.-India Science and Technology Joint Commission Meeting in Washington, D.C., is an initiative between NIBIB and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India.

“These supplements represent an important step in bringing technologically advanced quality health care to people in low-resource communities, both in the United States and in India,” Roderic Pettigrew, PhD, MD, director of NIBIB, stated in the release.

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