NIH RADx Initiative

National institution of health (NIH)- Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative

Subsidy: no limit (total budget $500M)

Deadline: a rolling basis and will be reviewed within a week of receipt. Progression to ‘ deep dive stage’ upon invitation.

Consortium: US scientists and inventors

Scope: To address the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is anticipated to support the fast track development of new tests with improved technical performance and convenience, such as point-of-care and home devices, as well as innovations that make current lab tests faster, more efficient, and more widely accessible. Focus is on improving analytical or operational performance, improving access and reducing cost of testing.  NIBIB will consider innovations at all stages of readiness from early to late stage and from novel testing strategies to optimization of existing SARS-CoV-2 testing approaches. NIBIB will support the full range of product development including commercialization and product distribution. NIH will supply the needed budget, partnerships and other resources to fully deploy successful tests to the public on the shortest possible timeline.  NIH will negotiate cost sharing with for-profit institutions as appropriate.

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