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Plate washer and high-throughput screening robot

Innovative Plate Washing Technology Saves Money, Plastic

Technology created at NCATS and refined by a Center-supported small business has enabled re-use of plastic plates for high-throughput screening.

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Small Business Opportunities

NCATS' Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs help small businesses develop and commercialize new transitional technologies. Learn More.

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About Small Business Opportunities

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SBIR & STTR Research Priorities

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Small Business Funding

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Small Business Resources

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    About SBIR & STTR

    The SBIR and STTR programs are government set-aside initiatives for small businesses and research organizations in the United States. These programs — in which NCATS participates alongside other NIH Institutes and Centers as well as other federal agencies — enable small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization and public benefit. The programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage U.S. technology financing. Learn more about these programs and others focused on small business support.