ORIP helps meet the needs of biomedical researchers for high-quality, disease-free animals and specialized animal research facilities. ORIP participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Both the Division of Comparative Medicine and the Division of Construction and Instruments are interested in funding research to develop biomedical methods and technologies that relate to improvements in animal models of human disease, as well as the care, use, and management of laboratory animals.
Areas of Special Interest
- Methods for identification or production of new mammalian or nonmammalian animal models.
- Development and commercialization of technologies to create, characterize, or improve animal models of human disease, including models that relate to human precision medicine.
- Methods for identification, production, and preservation of new mammalian or nonmammalian animal models.
- Development of innovative methods and tools to control and prevent selected laboratory animal diseases.