NCI Soliciting Contract Proposals from Small Companies Producing Radioactive Materials

August 31, 2004

NCI Soliciting Contract Proposals from Small Companies Producing Radioactive Materials

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is now soliciting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program contract proposals. Companies can apply for funds to design targetry to produce and separate novel radionuclides and to create radiochemicals with automated synthesis modules. Contract proposals are due November 5.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced solicitation for the 2004 SBIR contract proposal, due November 5, 2004. Small businesses can apply for funds to design targetry to produce novel radionuclides and separate them and/or to create radiochemicals with automated synthesis modules. The announcement is located in the related items box below.

The resulting daily availability of such radionuclides as Cu-64 or I-124 can lead investigators to the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for PET-based molecular imaging and for therapy.

This NCI initiative is highly complementary to the current SNM program for National Radionuclide Availability and is a result of the SNM-NCI joint workshop, which was held in September 2003.

SNM is very pleased about this NCI initiative.