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Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Consulting Services

Up to $50,000 of free TABA Consulting Services are now available to help a limited number of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II awardees in ONE of the following areas:

intellectual property
Intellectual Property
Are you looking to work with a lawyer to help determine your IP strategy (IP is more than patents - copyright, trade secrets, trade dressing and trademarks)? Are you ready to convert your provisional application to a utility patent with the USPTO, or advise/ assist you with an international patenting program?
market analysis
Market Analysis
Do you know who, or what, your competitors are? Are you developing a technology that doesn’t currently exist and need to understand what your first customers might look like/need/desire? Do you have data to support market segmentation in the overall space within which your technology will be used?
regulartory affairs
Regulatory Affairs
Are you preparing for a pre-submission or pre-IND meeting? Do you know if your proposed regulatory plan or predicate selection is feasible? Do you need assistance developing your Quality Management System?
reimbursement planning
Reimbursement Planning
How will you get paid for your technology or service? Is there a current payment code a clinician can use? Are you developing a specialty pharmaceutical? Will your product/service be sold directly to consumers, to healthcare systems, to clinician offices, to testing labs? Will it be paid independently or be bundled into a larger service?

To apply for the program, your company must:

  • Have a Phase II SBIR or STTR award that was active within the last two years
  • For that award, describe a clear need in one of the areas identified above that can be addressed for no more than $50K
  • Respond promptly to communications from NIH and its contractors

Your company is NOT eligible to request TABA Consulting Services for any project that has received Phase II TABA funding through the award.

Stay tuned for the next submission deadline for TABA Consulting Services.