Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: early and late stage awards

Fund Name: Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: early and late stage awards
Project Length: Project must end by 31st March 2021
Project Value: Up to £7m
Deadline: 03/04/2019

Summary

The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. These can include (but are not limited to):

  • disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
  • earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes
  • tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures
Fund Details

The Biomedical Catalyst has 4 funding strands to support the progression of projects from initial concept through to late stage development:

  • Feasibility
  • Primer
  • Early stage
  • Late stage

This competition combines the early and late stage strands.

The aim of this competition is to enable companies to create a data package that can support the subsequent testing of your products or carry out evaluations in a clinical setting or other relevant environments. This can include:

  • experimental evaluation (at laboratory scale)
  • use of in vitro and in vivo models to evaluate proof of concept or safety
  • exploring potential production mechanisms
  • prototyping
  • product development planning
  • intellectual property protection
  • demonstrating of clinical utility and effectiveness
  • demonstrating of safety and efficacy (including phase 1 and 2 clinical trials)
  • regulatory planning
Specific themes

Support is available for any life science sector or discipline, including (but not limited to):

  • medical technologies and devices
  • stratified healthcare
  • advanced therapies (gene and cell therapies)
  • digital health
  • drug discovery
  • diagnostics

If you choose the innovation area ‘Diagnostics, medical technology and devices’, you must indicate in the initial project summary whether your project falls within ‘Diagnostics’ or ‘Medical technology and devices’.

Eligibility

Lead applicant

To lead a project or work alone you must:

  • be a UK-registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • be an organisation focused on life science
  • carry out your project in the UK

You can work alone or in partnership with others (SMEs, academics or research organisations).

If your project is academic-led you need to apply to the Medical Research Council instead.

Collaborations

The lead must claim funding.

To be a collaborator you must:

  • be a UK based business, academic organisation, charity, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • carry out your project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
Get In Touch

If you think that you might be eligible for this fund, please Get In Touch by filling out the contact form below.

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