£3.6m competition to develop kidney care technology
23 October 2013
The UK Department of Health and the National Institute for Health
Research (NIHR) has launched a £3.6m fund through the Small Business Research
Initiative (SBRI) to find new technologies associated with kidney
The SBRI competition is looking for organisations that can
provide technologies that make a difference to patients over the
whole spectrum of kidney disease ranging from early diagnosis and
prevention through to treatment of advanced stages of kidney
One goal is to promote patient empowerment and/or sustainable
practices throughout the patient care pathway that are in line with
national guidelines. the technology could be applicable for use in
the home, community or secondary care and by individuals, such as
patients and their carers, and/or NHS services.
The competition is open to organisations from the private, public
and third sectors that can demonstrate a route to market. Entries
will be selected by an open competition process primarily on their
potential value to the health service and on the improved outcomes
delivered to patients.
The NIHR Technology Co-operative
for Devices for Dignity is holding two free events to brief
potential entrants on the competition, in York on 28 Oct and London
on 7 Nov 2013.
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