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Fayetteville’s SFC Fluidics Wins NIH SBIR Award

October 21st, 2015 by Sarah Ricard

SFC Fluidics, a Fayetteville-based medical research company, has won a $175,003 SBIR Phase I award from the National Institutes of Health to support the development of its Min-ePumpTM. SFC Fluidics has been an Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center client since 2011.

Anna Washburn, SFC’s projects coordinator, worked extensively with ASBTDC Innovation Consultant Rebecca Norman on the development of the proposal.

“The market research provided by ASBTDC helped us to expand the applicability of our proposed product. ask jeeves This information was used to strengthen the commercialization plan of our funded SBIR proposal,” said Washburn.

The ASBTDC also assisted SFC with customized market research to enhance its successful NIH SBIR Phase II proposal last year.

The Min-ePump is a miniature, implantable, drug delivery device for small animal research to aid in addiction and behavior research studies. Additional details on the Phase I project appear in SFC’s news release.

Through the Small Business Innovation Research program and its sister, Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), participating federal agencies award over $2 billion annually to small businesses and their project partners engaged in research leading to state-of-the-art product development.

Innovative Arkansas small businesses that are developing new SBIR or STTR proposals are strongly encouraged to engage the ASBTDC for support.