Biomedical Innovation Meeting Coming

NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) plans to award partial support to the Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform  to conduct the “National Forum on Biomedical Innovation: Identifying Challenges and Prioritizing Needs in Medical Devices R&D”. The Forum is scheduled to be presented February 2014.

The Brookings Forum is in response not only to the interests of NICHD, but also to the other Institutes, and centers within NIH. The other institutes and centers that are interested include National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the Office of Rare Diseases, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Eye Institute, National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The Forum will focus on medical devices as that is one of the significant issues faced by NIH. The speakers will provide information on the development and commercialization of medical devices within their agencies.

This notice of intent was published in on August 19, 2013, but the notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, responses to this notice by September 3, 2013 will be considered by the government. A copy of the RFQ package may be obtained by writing Patricia Haun at NICHD, 6100 Executive Blvd. Room 5Z00, Rockville MD 20815 or by email at or by phone at 301-443-7786.



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