NIH: Integrated Pathogen Reduction Technologies for whole blood and blood components for transfusion (R01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed

The purpose of this RFA is to support the Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research in identifying pathogen inactivation technology that could be applied to whole blood at the point of collection or just after, followed by separation of that blood into components (red blood cells, platelets, and plasma), potentially reducing or eliminating donor deferral and/or testing requirements. This project involving a moderately-sized pilot program would assess the feasibility of the widespread introduction of pathogen inactivation of whole blood that is collected. The request would cover completion of necessary preparatory basic laboratory-based research work, purchase of the necessary equipment, and contracting for the blood banking services required for the demonstration of the feasibility of this approach.

Deadline: April 22, 2020

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