Service Systems Executive Speaker Series and Working Group Talk
Speaker: Dr. Patti Weber
NCI’s SBIR Development Center
Title: New Funding Opportunities at National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health
Dr. Patricia Weber is a Program Director in the National Cancer Institute’s SBIR Development Center where she is the office liason with the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Dr. Weber received her Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from UC Berkeley where her emphasis was Biomedical Sciences. Subsequently, she established an infectious disease research laboratory within the Department of Pathology at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. She was the fifth employee at an early stage biotechnology company in San Diego where she was Director of Microbiology and Immunology. She then joined Ribi ImmunoChem Research (now part of GSK) in Hamilton, Montana as Team Leader of the cardiovascular pharmacology group. Dr Weber then led the Tissue Engineering and Surgical Research Laboratory for the International Heart Institute of Montana prior to joining the NCI in 2008.
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States. Information about funding opportunities available to small businesses to support the research, development, and commercialization of novel technologies and products designed to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer will be provided. Also practical advice on strategies for developing successful NCI SBIR & STTR funding proposals will be discussed. In addition, the presentation will highlight a new opportunity, the SBIR Phase II Bridge Award, which provides increased funding to advance a promising cancer therapeutic, diagnostic or imaging device toward commercialization. The presentation will also include information on recently published NCI contract topics as well as a new funding opportunity being developed for companies with technologies in the health communication, eHealth and mHealth areas.