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Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Nov 16, 2004
Applications Due:

Jan 25, 2005

total funding: $1,500,000
max award: $250,000
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 6
type of funding: Grant

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM),
the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and the Office of
Research on Womens Health (ORWH) invite Phase 1 small business grant
applications to conduct research to improve measurement tools or
devices for sternal skin conductance. Sternal skin conductance devices
have been used to monitor hot flashes, but existing tools are limited
in the amount of data that they can collect and their utility under
ambulatory conditions. Improved measurement tools that are reliable,
user-friendly, reasonably priced, and can collect data for extended
periods of time are needed to evaluate the efficacy of various
therapies, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
modalities, to reduce hot flashes under unsupervised, ambulatory
conditions in clinical studies. Such tools and devices could improve
the efficiency and economy of future clinical trials, but research in
the area of hot flash measurement has been very limited. Applicants
are strongly encouraged to include appropriate bioengineering and
clinical collaborations to achieve clinically relevant tools or
devices. Personnel with appropriate expertise should be involved in
all phases of the proposed effort, including the development of initial
concepts and approaches, design of the tool or device, and preliminary
validation of the clinical measurement tools or devices to monitor
sternal skin conductance.

Who can apply:

Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Aging Research
Bioengineering Research
Research and Training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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