Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-155
Release Date: September 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to hold a prize competition in which up to $20 million will be made available, subject to the availability of funds, for the delivery of one or more successful rapid point-of-care diagnostics that may be used by health care providers to identify bacterial infections. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) are sponsoring the prize competition and will convene a public consultation to seek comments regarding the technical criteria and performance characteristics of the diagnostic(s) for which the prize(s) will be offered.
The public consultation will be held on October 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101 in conjunction with the IDSA's "IDWeek".
Written comments can be submitted to the https://www.challenges.gov Web site for this competition beginning on October 1 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to October 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
For more information please consult the Federal Register.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.,
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
National Institutes of Health