Early-stage research

May 17, 2019

Nurse draws blood from patientCTSI joins the world-wide celebration May 20 to recognize Clinical Trials Day to honor those who are at the forefront of conducting and raising awareness of clinical trials across the health sciences and throughout the University of Minnesota to improve health.

March 15, 2019

Grandmother and caretaker's hands on a tableA new CTSI funding opportunity is available for University of Minnesota researchers to support the development of innovations that address challenges faced by family and unpaid/informal caregivers.

January 9, 2019

Female scientist in labA sixth cycle of funding is available through a collaboration between CTSI and the Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and in conjunction with the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics for projects that have the potential to be commercialized through the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement with an established commercial entity. 

August 10, 2018

A person working in a medical research labThree research projects have been selected to each receive $50,000 in initial project funding and support through CTSI's Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) to advance along the translational development pathway toward the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement.

April 19, 2018

Gwenyth Fischer, MD, director of the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC). The fourth annual Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative eventhosted by the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), supported by CTSI, and held in conjunction with the Design of Medical Devices conference, recently attracted 60 medical device industry representatives, innovators, clinicians, and investors with a common goal of improving pediatric health and medical technology.

January 10, 2018

Petri dishA new RFA is available through the Translational Product Development Fund for projects that have the potential to be commercialized through the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement with an established commercial entity; apply by Feb. 7. 

September 27, 2017

Rare disease imageTwo early-stage translational research project—focused on rare diseases—receive CTSI project support and funding to help determine critical path milestones, identify key gaps, and strengthen their likelihood to be developed into a new product or treatment approach.

 

June 30, 2017

University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic signsFour research teams have been awarded up to $50,000 each to pursue health research projects that have the potential to lead to a start-up company or license agreement. If successful, the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic grantees will be eligible to apply for up to $400,000 in additional funding.

April 26, 2017

Senator Klobuchar giving a video address at the çThe third annual Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative united individuals from a wide range of organizations around a shared goal of accelerating the development of medical devices for kids.

February 28, 2017

Sick child with momOne way CTSI and The Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC) have teamed up to advance rare disease research is by supporting the efforts of Dr. Kyriakie Sarafoglou, as she explores better ways to help children with adrenal insufficiency.

Kids with this rare condition lack intrinsic steroid production, so simple childhood illnesses can cause them to get very sick and even become life-threatening. 

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