Simbex Commercialization Center Receives $50,000 SBA Award
Simbex’s NIH-Funded Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) program was named a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2019 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The Center will receive a $50,000 award to support programs that provide strategic commercialization and technology transfer assistance to innovators in rehabilitation and assistive technology. In addition to Simbex, other members of the TREAT consortia include the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
In addition to TREAT, Simbex has a significant role in the DRIVEN Accelerator Hub, an NIH-funded consortium led by Lebanon, NH based Celdara Medical, whose goal is to increase the number of quality medical startups coming out of partner research institutions from the Northeast region, and leads the New England Pediatric Device Consortium for accelerating the commercialization of pediatric medical devices.