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What is CAPCaT?

The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT) is a partnership between UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Lowell. The center's mission is to support development and testing of promising, point-of-care technologies that can be rapidly deployed to enhance the diagnosis, monitoring, management and treatment of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. The center has an additional interest in projects that incorporate complementary and integrative health approaches. CAPCaT is supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 

What do we offer?

Once a year, CAPCaT accepts applications for its pilot grant funding program for innovative projects focused on developing, adapting or validating technologies that can be rapidly applied to heart, lung, blood or sleep disorders. 

We offer access to business and medical feasibility assessments, product development, medical and clinical pathway assistance, connection to additional services (such as laboratory use), incubator space for start-ups and clinical trial support through the product life cycle, SBIR and STTR research partnerships, capital, training and education, including capital discovery. 

Annual Funding Opportunity for Promising New Innovations

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CAPCaT TRDC Cores and Functions.
DSMB - Data Safety Monitoring Board, M2D2 - Mass Medical Device Development Center