Big Ideas, Small Features: Utilizing Advanced Microscopic and Nanoscale Technologies to Further Human Healthcare
This initiative of the Harvard Catalyst Translational Innovator Program provided funding of up to $50,000 in funding and access to the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI), which features advanced Zeiss microscopes, or the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), that offers electron microscopy, nanoscale fabrication, and nanoscale analysis capabilities, or access to both. Funding will support the innovative application of light and electron microscopy, nanoscale fabrication, and nanoscale analysis technologies for big ideas that will advance clinical healthcare. The goal of this opportunity was to support innovative research projects that could provide new insights into: (1) the application of new technologies to inform clinical decisions; (2) disease detection, causation, progression, or treatment; or (3) the development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, or clinically informative biomarkers.
Eight pilot grants were awarded in amounts of up to $50,000 for each one-year project. Funding decisions were announced in August 2016.