Coulter Program seeks 2019 proposals for medical innovations


The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program, which funds collaborative translational research projects between engineering and clinical faculty co-investigators, is announcing its 2019 call for proposals.

The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 4.

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The goal of the program is to accelerate development and commercialization of new medical devices, diagnostics, and other medical product concepts that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care.

The program funds five to seven projects per year for an average of more than $100,000 each. Each project must involve a collaboration between U-M faculty from any College of Engineering department and a practicing clinician from a clinical department.

Each project aims to generate a new medical device, surgical tool, diagnostic assay or other biomedical tool and is mentored by a team of industry experts to guide projects to the point of startup, partnering with industry, and follow-on funding.

Projects are actively supported and mentored by Coulter Program Management and a team of industry-experienced experts who proactively work to accelerate Coulter Program objectives.

Coulter Program objectives and metrics for success involve developing new product concepts to the point of partnering with industry or forming startup companies with follow-on investor funding to commercialize new products envisioned from translational research efforts.

Coulter funding does not require a departmental funding match or cost-sharing of salaries.


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