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Welcome to the NHLBI Small Business Program

The NHLBI Small Business Program supports research and development by US-owned and operated small businesses on innovative and commercially-promising products to prevent, diagnose, and treat heart, lung, and blood-related diseases and disorders.  Funding for such research is available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) mechanisms.  

To learn more about SBIR and STTR funding at the National Institutes of Health, please visit the NIH SBIR website. You can read about NHLBI’s current SBIR/STTR funding opportunities here.

The NHLBI Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC) is the Institute’s primary point of contact for information on its Small Business Program. OTAC staff provide guidance to SBIR/STTR applicants on their funding proposals and advise awardees on various product and business development matters.

Read about some of the Institute’s notable SBIR success stores here.

Note:  As of January 25, 2018, applicants for NIH SBIR and STTR funding must use a new set of forms.  Read more about this requirement here.