Coulter Program seeks innovations to improve patient care

November 7, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Do you have a great medical innovation that could improve patient care? If so, the U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program — or Coulter Program — is pleased to announce its 2018 Call for Proposals.

The deadline for proposal submission is Feb. 2, 2018.

The Coulter Program funds collaborative translational research projects between engineering and clinical faculty co-investigators.

The goal of the program is to accelerate development and commercialization of new medical devices, diagnostics and other biomedical product concepts that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care.

Projects are actively supported and mentored by Coulter Program management and a team of industry-experienced experts who proactively work to accelerate Coulter Program objectives. The program aims to develop new product concepts to the point of partnering with industry or forming start-up companies with follow-on investor funding to commercialize new products envisioned from translational research efforts.

Coulter funding does not require a departmental funding match or cost-sharing of salaries.

Distinctive aspects of the Coulter Program include business assessment work that dovetails with technical milestones for each project. Specific benefits to each project include:

  • New product planning support
  • Business development support
  • Market research
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Follow-on funding guidance
  • Mentorship from the Oversight Committee
  • The C3i Commercialization Planning Program

For more information, click here or download Coulter proposal instructions and application forms.

For questions, please contact Thomas Marten, Coulter Program director, at or 734 647-1680.