Early-stage research

April 28, 2016

Bob Kroslowitz speaking to a crowdCTSI, the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), and its academic partner, Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC), hosted more than 70 industry and faculty researchers at an inaugural Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative event earlier this month.

March 9, 2016

CTSI’s Translational Grant ProgramCTSI’s Translational Grant Program will award funding to University of Minnesota research projects that aim to translate basic science discoveries into patient benefit, with the overarching goal of positively impacting human health. Up to four faculty research projects will receive as much as $50,000 each.

March 4, 2016

Earlier this year, CTSI submitted an application to renew its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). CTSI’s proposal focuses on enhancing the scope, quality, and efficiency of team-based clinical and translational science research, with the ultimate goal of improving human health. 

January 25, 2016

Gweneth FisherStar Tribune story features CTSI-funded group's innovative approach for getting pediatric medical devices to markets.

This year the group of volunteers will award grants, start offering access to a new tech incubator, and launch a program that solicits public input about child health needs and device ideas.

January 13, 2016

The Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) program has released an RFA for its third cycle of 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. 

January 6, 2016

Valerie PierreCTSI is providing funding and support to Associate Professor Dr. Valerie Pierre, who envisions a cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that could provide a faster way to diagnose bacterial infections.

Initial funding, guidance, and support from CTSI proved such a tool could be feasible, and a subsequent award that’s co-administered by CTSI is now enabling her to develop a prototype.

January 6, 2016

In July 2014, CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) awarded funding and support through its Translational Grant Program to develop a non-invasive lung pacing device that is intended to reduce the length of time patients must be supported with ventilators. The technology was licensed to a University of Minnesota med-tech start-up company that recently acquired $1.9 million in equity financing.

December 3, 2015

Four research projects have been selected to receive Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) awards, initially providing up to $50,000 in direct expenses to develop novel therapeutic compounds, devices, diagnostics, or IT products that have the potential to be commercialized. Successful projects will be eligible for additional funding through this program.

April 7, 2015

CTSI has released RFAs for the Translational Product Development Fund and the Pediatric Medical Device Translational Grant Program. Mandatory letters of intent due May 1.

November 17, 2014

Investigators from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic have a new opportunity to advance their research, thanks to the launch of the Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF).