ODAT supports innovations that address health impacts of COVID-19

In response to the pandemic, CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has selected five UMN innovations related to COVID-19 for the 2020 Translational Grant Program. ODAT utilizes its Translational Grant Program to support the…

Amid COVID, ODAT continues to support human health innovations

In spite of the impact of COVID-19 on operations, University researchers and faculty have continued to innovate and advance promising solutions to improve human health, and the Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) remains committed…

How we're supporting researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research is the path forward in this global pandemic, and CTSI, like organizations around the world, is committed to accelerating these discoveries.  Here are a few ways we’re supporting the promising research coming from the University…
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New RFA: Grants to support early-stage therapeutics with commercialization potential

CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has released a special Request for Applications (RFA) to advance the development of promising early-stage therapeutics. The intention of funding is to better position these projects to be…
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CTSI awards funding to UMN innovations that focus on the unique role of caregivers

Through a targeted funding opportunity, the CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has selected four UMN projects to receive funding and guidance. Each project will be supported by a cross-disciplinary team, led by ODAT, to…
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Pediatric device innovators converge at CTSI-supported event

Technology innovators, clinicians, investors, academics and members of the medical device industry gatheredNearly 80 people attended the Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative event to discover better medical technologies and…
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CTSI-supported project tackling pediatric dental anxiety featured in Star Tribune

A project that was initially funded through the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Community Discovery Program for Child Health Innovation, which is managed by CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation, was featured in the Business…
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Three projects awarded $150,000 in project funding, support to advance toward commercialization

Three research projects have been selected to each receive $50,000 in initial project funding and support through the Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) to advance the projects toward commercialization which includes the…

How U researchers leveraged internal resources to launch a tech start-up

One of the major challenges faced by technology start-ups is proving the technology can deliver as promised. CoreBiome, an early-stage company offering microbiome analysis services, cleared that hurdle with support from CTSI and several…
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Rare Disease Day 2017: How CTSI is advancing a critical area of research

February 28 marks Rare Disease Day, which aims to increase awareness of rare diseases and disorders.  While each condition affects a relatively small number of people, there are currently between 6,000 and 7,000 rare diseases according to…

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