NHLBI Announces Small Business Innovation Research Topic on Oral Appliances

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Friday, September 7, 2012

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract funding opportunity on the topic of "Evaluating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dental Device Treatment Compliance." Proposals are being solicited that will adapt therapeutic oral appliances currently used to maintain an open airway during sleep with electronic and sensor technologies to quantitatively monitor and evaluate patient adherence and the effectiveness of treatment. The submission date is Nov. 13, 2012.

The SBIR/STTR programs are engines of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and products to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders. NHLBI provides grant and contract funding opportunities to support small businesses performing research and development on technologies related to the mission of NHLBI.


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