The SBIB IRG evaluates Small Business Innovation Research [SBIR] and Small Business Technology Transfer [STTR] grant applications in four study sections. Three of them exclusively review SBIR/STTR applications: Biomedical Imaging [SBIB (10); Biomedical Sensing, Measurement and Instrumentation [SBIB (11)]; and Bioengineering, Surgical Sciences and Technology [SBIB (12)]. The other one includes SBIR/STTR applications among other types of applications having similar science: Computational Modeling and Sciences for Biomedical and Clinical Applications [SBIB-Q (80)S]. More specific descriptions of topics covered by each one are detailed below.
This study section reviews SBIR and STTR grant applications involving basic, applied and pre-clinical aspects of the design and development of medical imaging systems, their components, software and mathematical methods, and related technologies. Also reviewed are proposals involving the application, validation and optimization of in vivo human and animal imaging, including early phase clinical aspects of medical imaging systems, agents, software and mathematical methods, or related technologies.
This study section reviews SBIR and STTR grant applications involving development of instrumentation and devices for biomedical sensing, measurement, diagnosis and surgery. The work on innovative sensors may range from fundamental physical, mechanical or chemical transduction through basic measurement principles to the design of novel instruments for clinical use. The work on innovative devices may range from basic mechanical devices, electrical/photonic devices, and materials for surgical procedural and wound healing applications.
This study section [formerly known as SBTS-E (10)B] reviews SBIR and STTR grant applications involved in innovative research and technology development of biomedical devices and systems for treatment and diagnostics in surgical sciences especially for the cardiovascular system and for life support in critical care and trauma. These especially include minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robotics.