About Drugs, Devices & Diagnostics Development

Focused on development and commercialization, we provide investigators a no-cost support program to help translate research more quickly and effectively.

We offer:

  • $50K 4D Pilot Awards to help launch innovative drug discovery, medical device and diagnostic research
  • Personalized one-on-one mentoring from industry and technical advisors
  • Referral to resources on- and off-campus. Examples include RTI’s Early Phase Drug Discovery service, RTI Drug and Device Development and Regulatory Consulting Service, patent landscape services and other funding opportunities

We make all assets for drug, device and diagnostics development, as well as commercialization, available to investigators.

The 4D program has a strong focus on derisking technologies for commercial development enabling researchers to prioritize studies that advance translational innovations towards a startup company, license to an established firm, or directly into clinical practice.

4D process chart

To learn more about the program, request a consultation or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Program Manager.

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4D Leadership & Mentors

4D Resources

4D Funding through NC TraCS