Funding – Point of care diagnostics at the front line

Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals for innovative ‘Point of Care’ (PoC) diagnostics technologies that provide information to enable clinicians and medical professionals to provide earlier diagnosis and ultimately improve the treatment and long-term health outcomes of individuals exposed to chemical and biological hazards.Technologies that enable rapid diagnosis of individuals exposed to biological or chemical agents are currently limited. They are time-consuming, resource intensive, provide a limited identification capability and frequently rely on reach back to laboratory facilities to achieve a high confidence output. Development of novel, enhanced PoC diagnostic devices that can be used rapidly, as close to the patient as possible, and potentially in austere locations represent an attractive solution to this problem. £500k is available for this phase to fund multiple proposals at a range of Technology Readiness Levels (up to TRL 6).

Successful bids to commence Dec 2019, and end 12 months later.

Key Dates

Competition closes 26 September 2019 midday

Dial in Dates to speak with Technical team: (register early!)

• Register for Group dial in 25 July 19 or 4 Sept 19

• Register for 1-2-1 bookable session: 25 July 19 or 04 Sept 19

For more information contact:

Anna Taylor, Innovation Partner – North East, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

E:  ataylor@dasa.service.mod.uk

T: Tel: +44 (0) 1980 953495