NIH to offer radiology CRADAs

October 14, 1998

The radiology department of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center is seeking Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with one or more medical equipment manufacturers. The CRADAs, which enable the NIHCC and companies to

The radiology department of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center is seeking Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with one or more medical equipment manufacturers. The CRADAs, which enable the NIHCC and companies to collaborate on research projects, cover MRI, MR spectroscopy, molecular imaging, image processing, and image-guided surgery.

The objective of the project is the rapid publication of research findings and the timely commercialization of improved diagnostic and treatment strategies. Particular emphasis is placed on discoveries that enhance clinical research, according to the NIHCC. While the NIHCC does not contribute funding, the center can offer collaborators access to facilities, staff, materials, and expertise.

Collaborators can also elect an option to be an exclusive or nonexclusive licensee to government intellectual property rights arising under the CRADA and may qualify as a co-inventor of new technology that is developed under the agreement. For more information, contact Steve Galen at 301/594-4509. Statements of interest must be received by Dec. 10, with formal proposals due 30 days later.