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Review the differences between SBIR and STTR, see current funding opportunities, and find guidance on how to apply.

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24 of the NIH’s Institutes fund small business R&D projects through the SBIR and STTR Programs.

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We support research and development of deep technologies - those that are based on discoveries in fundamental science and engineering. As we review applications, we consider your technology's innovativeness, commercial potential, and possible societal impact.

A Bioabsorbable Clip Enhances Patient Care During Spinal Surgery
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