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Strategic Improvements to Rapid Simple Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

The Center for POCTR for STDs is seeking to facilitate the development of novel detection technologies for point-of-care tests designed to detect sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Successful applications will describe the development of tests which minimally meet the following criteria1:

  • Sensitivity within 90% of current clinical assay
  • Low cost
  • Low-labor burden for sample preparation and assay (preferably 3 steps or less)
  • Rapid turnaround (time from sample to result under 2 hours)

Multiplex assays which can detect symptomatically related STDs such as Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Mycoplasma genitalium, are an example of the type of multiplex targets which may be proposed. However, this solicitation is not limited to these 4 targets. Proposals are encouraged which detect STDs other than those listed above, with the exception of Zika virus.

Proposals should limit the work to tasks that can be completed within 6 months.

Overview Information Funding Opportunity Description Application Process

Key Dates and Deadlines

January 15, 2019 Solicitation Release
March 1, 2019, 5PM EST Expressions of Interest Due
March 15, 2019 Invitations for Full Fast Track Proposals Sent
May 15, 2019 5PM EDT Full Fast Track Proposals Due
July 15, 2019 Notifications of Successful Applicants
July 16-20, 2019 Review Notification to All Applicants
Funds Awarded Approximately 60 days following notification of successful application (anticipated)
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