What is AFMS SBIR?

Report
Headquarters U.S. Air Force
Integrity - Service - Excellence
Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) Brief
Dr. Sirie Blankenship
Sherrilynne Cherry
June 12, 2013
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What is AFMS SBIR?
AFMS Biomedical SBIR Organizational
Structure
DHP SBIR Program
AFMS Current Topics
Benefits to Participate
DoD Solicitation Schedule
DoD SBIR FY12 Statistics
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Established Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) involvement
 Identified gap and defined plan in 2008
 First topic submitted by Air Force Medical Support
Agency (San Antonio) and approved July 2009; first in
history of AFMS
 Established Phase I and II management support in July
2009 with no additional resources
 Annual topic submissions
 Evaluator training
 Proposal review and selection
 Financial and Contract management
 Recurring and scientific reports
 PI program management support
 Liaison with Air Force Medical Service regulatory bodies
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Program is administered by the AFMS Office of
Research Applications and Technology (ORTA)
Program Participants
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AFMS topic authors (Government Employee or Military)
Small Business
The AFMS Biomedical SBIR Program is an extension
of the Defense Health Program's (DHP) SBIR
Program
The DHP SBIR funding comes from the Office of
Secretary of Defense Health Affairs, OASD (HA) to
the US Army Medical Research & Material Command
(USAMRMC) and the money is then transferred to
the AFMS, Navy, etc.
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OSD09-H23 Advancements in Retinal Imaging
for Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
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5 Phase I proposals – 3 awards
2 Phase II invites/proposals – 1 award
Results:
 $1,049,808 additional R&D dollars to AFMS
 Novel device advancing to Phase III – commercialization
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OSD10-H09 Synthetic Tissue Trainer and 0SD10H08 Medical Gaming
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46 Phase I proposals – 11awards
11 Phase II invites/proposals – 3 awards
Results:
 $2,976,575 additional R&D dollars to AFMS
 Novel training devices advancing to Phase III
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OSD11-H06 Improved Coupling Factor of
Personal Cooling Systems
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22 Phase I proposals – 4 awards
2 Phase II invites/proposals – proposals received 10
Sep 12
Results:
 Estimated $2,599,815 additional R&D dollars to AFMS
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DHP13-013 : A Point-of-Care Device for Diagnosis of
Platelet Injury in Trauma Patients
DHP13-014 : Tailored Wound Dressing for the
Treatment of Burns
These topics can be viewed at:
http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/sb/schedule.shtml
Topic Questions can be asked via the DoD SBIR/STTR
SITIS (SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System)
located at http://www.dodsbir.net/sitis/
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Small Business:
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Largest source of early stage
R&D funds for small
business
No strings attached company retains data rights
for 4 years (5 for DoD)
Follow on awards are made
in a non-competitive way
Builds credibility of
company’s research
Company can maintain
ownership of equipment
purchased under Phase I and
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Government:
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Safe way to try out high-risk
R&D
Small business are often
more cost effective and
innovative then large primes
(i.e. agile, niche)
Helps new companies
establish a track record with
the government (test drive)
Allows program managers to
establish 2nd source/method
for R&D/equipment and
augment their ongoing
programs (risk management)
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Currently DHP SBIR program participates in the DOD SBIR
2013.2 solicitation schedule.
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The DHP SBIR program will be moving to the 2014.1
solicitation schedule. Solicitation will be announced in June
2013.
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QUESTIONS?
QUESTIONS?
Funding
Activity
Phase I
Phase II
Phase III
Feasibility
DoD wide solicitation
Demonstration
Components invite proposals
Commercialization
Non-competitive
~ $1M Base
Varying multiple
Options
Gated Phase II
Any Non-SBIR
Funding
(Government or
Private)
6 months
2 Years
Determine
Scientific or
Technical Merit
Prototype
Development
&
Demonstration
Final
Development
&
Production
~ $150K
For sale in commercial and/or
Defense markets
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