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The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences serve as the sponsors of the CPD, which includes University staff and external advisors with proven drug-development experience.
The CPD provides guidance and funding, with potential matching funds from philanthropic and industry partners. Funded technologies will have demonstrated persuasive indicators of commercial success and will show potential for improving human health.
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Researchers can now access CTSI’s Community Research Van, a new mobile health lab designed to help University of Minnesota research teams conduct health studies in the five-state area.
The van is available at no cost to researchers, and features a laptop, space for private interviews, and equipment for measuring height, weight, cholesterol, heart rates, body composition, and blood sugar. Requests to use the van will be accepted on a continuous basis from researchers who wish to conduct studies that address human health issues.
Mandatory Letters of Intent (LOIs) must be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday, February 10.
The Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) program provides funding to support health research projects that are intended to lead to the development of a novel therapeutic, device, diagnostic, or IT product, and have the potential to be commercialized through the formation of a start-up company or license to an established commercial entity. Ultimately, the program aims to impact the lives of Minnesotans by translating research discoveries into new therapies and treatment approaches for patients.
CTSI and the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) established TPDF in conjunction with the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics (MNP) in 2014. Full-time University of Minnesota faculty (all campuses) and Mayo Clinic Associate Consultant to Consultant investigators from the Rochester campus are invited to submit. Joint projects between the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are particularly encouraged to apply.