Focused on R&D and research commercialization, we provide no-cost support to help quickly translate discoveries and inventions to market

We offer:

  • Consultations for early-stage concepts from existing research and/or clinical observations
  • $50K FastTraCS Pilot Awards to help advance innovative drug discovery, medical device, diagnostic, tools and health/IT ideas

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Focused on R&D and research commercialization, we provide no-cost support to help quickly translate discoveries and inventions to market.

We offer:

  • Consultations for early-stage concepts from existing research and/or clinical observations
  • $50K FastTraCS Pilot Awards to help advance innovative drug discovery, medical device, diagnostic, tools and health/IT ideas
  • Recruitment of local industry and technical mentors to help inform development planning and risk assessment
  • Referral and group consultations to resources on- and off-campus including RTI's Early Phase Drug Discovery service, RTI Drug and Device Development and Regulatory Consulting Service, OTC Market Landscaping Research Services and various internal UNC funding resources.
  • Experienced internal R&D team who identify solvable problems within UNC Health Care and rapidly developing solutions

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.


FastTraCS Development Process

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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