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Company Relocation Product Development Research Awards - This award mechanism seeks to support early stage “startup” and established companies in the development of innovative products and services with significant potential impact on cancer patient care. The proposed project must further the development of new products or services for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must foster a robust biotechnology industry ecosystem; or must fulfill a critical unmet need in cancer patient care. Companies must relocate to Texas upon receipt of award.
Strong candidates for the RELCO award have developed a sufficiently robust data package, value proposition, regulatory strategy, manufacturing plan, and experienced business/management team to warrant the amount of funding requested.
Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each RFA and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
Award: Maximum amount $20M; Maximum duration of 36 months

Request for Application (RFA)Download Request for Application (RFA) in Adobe PDF format
Opens 12-2-20

Seed Awards for Product Development Research - This award mechanism seeks to support early stage “startup” companies in the development of innovative products and services with significant potential impact on cancer patient care.
The proposed project must further the development of new products or services for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must foster a robust biotechnology industry ecosystem; or must fulfill a critical unmet need in cancer patient care. Company applicants must be headquartered in Texas or be willing to relocate to Texas upon receipt of award.
Strong candidates for the SEED award have developed compelling discovery stage data and/or developed a working prototype (if applicable) around a novel compound, diagnostic, device, computational tool, etc. that warrants further development efforts to establish proof of concept (POC) on the early pathway to commercial product. In addition, strong candidates have at a minimum developed a strong value proposition, preliminary regulatory strategy, preliminary manufacturing plan, and early business/management team to warrant the amount of funding requested.
Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each RFA and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
Award: Maximum amount of $3M; Maximum duration of 36 months

Request for Application (RFA)Download Request for Application (RFA) in Adobe PDF format
Opens 12-2-20

Texas Company Product Development Research Awards - This award mechanism seeks to support early stage “startup” and established companies in the development of innovative products and services with significant potential impact on cancer patient care. The proposed project must further the development of new products or services for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must foster a robust biotechnology industry ecosystem; or must fulfill a critical unmet need in cancer patient care. Companies must be headquartered in Texas.
Strong candidates for the TXCO award have developed a sufficiently robust data package, value proposition, regulatory strategy, manufacturing plan, and experienced business/management team to warrant the amount of funding requested.
Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each RFA and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
Award: Maximum amount $20M; Maximum duration of 36 months.

Request for Application (RFA)Download Request for Application (RFA) in Adobe PDF format
Opens 12-2-20

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Product Development Research Programs: Biographical Sketch

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Product Development Research Programs: Capitalization Table

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Product Development Research Programs: Budget Justification

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