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What are the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs?

The SBIR & STTR Programs are one of the largest sources of early stage technology financing in the United States. We welcome entrepreneurs and small business leaders to this website to explore grant and contract funding opportunities.

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Success Stories

Learn how NCI SBIR & STTR Programs have helped small businesses with funding awards that help advance cancer research.

Their MxStructure™ software uses auto-segmentation to better focus radiation treatment and minimize exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. They were acquired by Accuray in 2012.

AntiCancer, the San Diego-based biotechnology company, was awarded Phase I and II SBIR grants and contracts that have led to the commercialization of three cancer research tools: MetaMouse®, AngioMouse®, and OncoBrite®.

Awarded more than $4 million to develop a technology platform of safe and effective carriers for therapeutic vaccines based on hemocyanin from the keyhole limpet (KLH) protein.

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Latest Announcements

November 20, 2015

Learn more about two new opportunities to participate in I-Corps™ at NIH in 2016.

September 25, 2015

Through this FOA, eligible small businesses may partner with NIH intramural labs to bring technologies to market.

September 25, 2015

Have you ever wanted a system that checks your grant application for errors BEFORE you submit it? Small businesses may now use ASSIST to submit SBIR and STTR grant applications.