Release Date:  February 12, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-DE-02-001

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

RFP/BAA:  BAA-DE-02-08

Letter of Intent Receipt Date:  March 20, 2002
Proposal Receipt Date:          April 5, 2002


The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) supports 
and encourages research aimed at discovering the etiology and pathogenesis of 
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs), and developing new tissue engineering 
strategies for the repair and regeneration of TMJ structures.  As part of 
this, the NIDCR is interested in better understanding the success and failure 
of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) implants.   The NIDCR is issuing a Broad 
Agency Announcement (BAA) that will include the following technical 
objectives: A) designing and implementing a research registry of clinical 
information and biological specimens on TMD patients receiving implants; and 
B) designing and implementing a research registry and repository on TMJ 
retrieved implants.  It is expected that proposals with a wide variety of 
technical and scientific approaches will be submitted.   

This is not a request for proposals.  It is anticipated that the BAA-DR-02-08 
will be available at on or about 
February 20, 2002.  For further information contact Kristiane E. Cooper, 
Contracting Officer, Contract Operations Branch, telephone number 301/402-
6462, Email:  It is anticipated that two (2) to three (3) 
cost-reimbursement, completion type contracts will be awarded for a period 
of five years.  The anticipated award date is September 30, 2002.

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