Limited Competition for NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (UH3) Department of Health and Human Services

Submission Date: January 16, 2015

Award Ceiling: TBD

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) seeks to expand the therapeutics discovery program piloted in 2012, to explore new therapeutic uses for proprietary drug candidates (Agents) across a broad range of human diseases. This innovative program allows investigators to propose new therapeutic uses for Agents from pharmaceutical company partners. A strong application will be supported by scientific evidence that modulation of the Agents target will have a positive impact on the disease/condition. PAR-14-213 encourages X02 pre-applications for the NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules. The X02 pre-application is the first step in the application process for PAR-14-212, PAR-14-210, and PAR-14-211; applicants must read the entire companion FOAs.The X02 pre-applications will be evaluated by outside experts. Investigators whose X02 pre-applications are judged to be the most meritorious will be notified of the opportunity to submit a UH3 application under this FOA or a UH2/UH3 under PAR-14-212 or a UH2/UH3 application under PAR-14-210 in the case of a pediatric indication. The UH3 will support milestone-driven Phase 2a trials to demonstrate that the Agent, made available for this program by the pharmaceutical partners, modulates the target and has the potential to yield the desired clinical outcome in the proposed disease population.

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