National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funds Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc.'s Innovative Electroactive Polymer Based Steerable Catheter Technology for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
6/22/2010 8:28:25 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc. (SPS), an innovator in advanced medical devices based on its proprietary electroactive polymer (EAP) technology, today announced it has received a $2.2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The SPS grant is one of only ten awarded nationwide by the NIH under a Recovery Act Limited Competition called The Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Pilot Program. These grants are designed to “bridge” the gap between R&D and commercialization for promising new medical technologies.