Foundation / Corporation
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - Orphan Disease Center (ODC) and Hypopara Research Foundation
10/11/19 8:00 PM EST
Grant to a USA, Canada, or International nonprofit or commercial entity to create a medical device for patients to monitor blood calcium levels at home. Applicants must submit a letter of interest prior to applying. Funding is intended to cover laboratory supplies, salary, and other research related expenses.
The Orphan Disease Center, in collaboration with the Hypopara Research Foundation is thus seeking applications for the creation of a medical diagnostic device that would allow the in-home measurement of calcium in the blood. The goal is to create a device for hypoparathyroidism patients and others with hypocalcemia, which would improve disease management and quality of life by allowing self-administered care at home. The Foundation imagines this device revolutionizing disease management for these patients similarly as the glucose monitor has done for diabetic patients. Care providers in theory could provide guidelines for medication adjustment based on results from the device.
Competitive applications should propose creation of a device with the following specifications.
A working prototype is not a required deliverable as a condition of funding, but applications
should propose plans over the 1 year funding period to develop the core technology described
in (1), (2), (3).
Allowable direct costs:
GrantWatch ID#: 186675
Grant will provide up to $200,000.
Proposed funding period: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020
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