About FastTraCS

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

We offer:

  • Professional-grade R&D team with experience in Medtech design, prototyping and testing services. Engineering team has experience with ISO 13485, FDA 21 CFR Part 820, CAD/CAM, polymer and metal 3D printing, PCB design and fabrication, rapid prototyping and assembly
  • $50K FastTraCS Pilot Awards to help advance 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

The FastTraCS service is focused on innovation from existing research and identifying unmet needs at UNC Hospitals. The program has a strong focus on derisking technologies for commercial development enabling clinicians and researchers to prioritize studies that advance translational innovations towards a startup company, license to an established firm or directly into clinical practice.

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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., Associate Director, FastTraCS.

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