Success Stories

NIAAA’s small business awardees have used funding in many ways to launch and build their businesses, attract strategic partners and investors, and ultimately succeed in the commercial marketplace. Read their stories to learn how they did it.

InLighta BioSciences (PDF - 110 KB)
Learn how NIAAA small business awardee Jenny Yang, Ph.D., used several STTR grants to commercialize a novel full-color contrast for visualizing liver damage.

Upcoming Webinar

Promoting Development of Alcohol-Related Research Through NIAAA SBIR/STTR Funding

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Speakers:

Megan Ryan, M.B.A., SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator and Clinical Program Director, NIAAA

Ershela Sims, Ph.D., Executive Director, Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

Join NIAAA and guest WEPAN for a small business funding program for entrepreneurs seeking to develop treatments, technologies, and solutions for the millions of Americans with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and related problems. You’ll learn about the SBIR/STTR programs and resources available to early-stage entrepreneurs and the benefits of this type of funding, NIAAA’s priority research interests, best practices for preparing a competitive application, and news of upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines. After the presentation, there will be time for a moderated question and answer session.

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