NCATS, in collaboration with other NIH Institutes and Centers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is leading the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program to develop human tissue chips that accurately model the structure and function of human organs — such as the lungs, liver and heart — to help predict drug Safety in humans more rapidly and effectively

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An overview of the biomarker qualification process that provides information on current evidentiary considerations. It also provides new information on the evolution of the role that preclinical qualification plays in clinical qualification of biomarkers and the novel approaches that are being utilized to improve the process

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The BIC Review Tool is designed to improve communication, it allows an “inventors interview”-type of approach, in addition to being a checklist for Technology Transfer Offices and Researchers. It is designed to improve communication between the stakeholders involved in the commercialization process and to facilitate collaboration. The tool is therefore in a completely different format than the Biomarker Commercialization (BIC) Guide. All introductions and explanations are missing by intention since they can already be found in the BIC Guide, Best & Pitfall Practices handbook or the Regulatory Guide. 

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The Biomarker Commercialization (BIC) Guide supports academic researchers and SMEs when developing an in-vitro diagnostic biomarker invention to a commercial product. It provides guidance through the technology readiness levels (TRL) and covers the clinical, regulatory, and business aspects of the commercialization process. The tasks are described and partially supported by useful, downloadable documents.

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