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Does anybody have any information about what kind of grants are available for small biotech start-ups? Is anything there available as a part of government stimulus-package for small biotech companies? Any information sources? For any smart Alecs out there yes I’m well aware of such  wonderful thing as Google, however I’m more interested in people’s personal experiences and impressions. Even if you didn’t have to deal with that personally but a friend or friend of a friend was dealing with that, that still counts, share it with me here please.

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busy_bee_l
Jul. 9th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm not sure it would be right up our alley but who knows :) Did u ever personally applied for it? Or anybody u know applied for it?
shvarz
Jul. 9th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
I know (not very closely) people who run it and I know a couple of people (again, not very closely, but close enough to introduce you if necessary) from a company that was funded by them. Look up Theraclone (formerly Spaltudaq). From what I heard, they got a very fair deal - this funder allowed them to develop their technology, and retained patents for anything having to do with HIV, while patents for all other applications of this tech were left with the company (they recently applied it to discover antibodies to flu).
busy_bee_l
Jul. 9th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
This is great! I might take u up on your offer :) Let me show it to other people I'm working with and I if u don't mind I might contact u then.
shvarz
Jul. 9th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
Sure, no prob. One more link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm
shvarz
Jul. 9th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
You probably know this, but just in case. NIH is spending quite a lot of money on research-related contracts to private companies. I'm sure you can find information on current and upcoming RFAs on their web-site.
busy_bee_l
Jul. 9th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yep thanks! When I was trying to google up some things this is what I've found:
http://www.examiner.com/x-11432-Pittsburgh-Medical-Technology-Examiner~y2009m7d6-Throw-out-the-lifeline-economic-stimulus-funding-available-for-small-biotech-companies

and then this:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-080.html
http://www.sbir.gov/solicitations/

But u know I'm getting greedy and trying to see if there is anything else available out there :) And to hear people's personal experiences is nice too :)

Edited at 2010-07-09 10:30 pm (UTC)
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