SEMI-Nano-Bio Materials Consortium Seek R&D Innovations for Human Performance and Medical Monitoring

Milpitas, CA – May 6, 2019 – SEMI-NBMC (Nano-Bio Materials Consortium) publicly released today a Request For Proposals (RFP) for projects designed to accelerate Smart MedTech innovations in health monitoring, diagnostics and performance augmentation. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will provide primary funding for the approximate $6 million initial project call as part of its mission to advance digital health and personalized medicine.

SEMI NBMC LogoSmart MedTech capabilities targeted by this 2019 solicitation include:

  1. Wearable Device for Ambulatory Monitoring
  2. Wearable, Human-Biochemistry Monitoring
  3. Wearable, Cuff-less Blood Pressure Monitoring
  4. Open Concepts for Wearable/Mobile Human-Monitoring/Diagnostic

Manufacturers and developers in the electronics supply chain are encouraged to review the RFP and respond in a two-stage process: Submit white papers by May 24, 2019, at 5:00 pm PDT and, if selected, full proposals by June 26, 2019. Award notifications will be issued on or about July 15, 2019. 

“The field of nano-bio electronics product development is in a state of extreme disruption,” noted Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, SEMI CTO for flexible electronics and advanced packaging. “SEMI-NBMC will foster electronics innovation that will enable new directions in digital health and personalized medicine including priorities like en route care in aeromedicine. The disruption will pull together advanced microelectronics and life sciences like never before, and NBMC is seeking breakthrough concepts that will accelerate the change.”

To learn more, join the SEMI-NBMC webinar on May 9, 2019, at 10:00 am PDT that will review this year's solicitation, the proposal process and provide guidance for proposal preparation and submission.


The Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), a SEMI strategic association partner, was founded in 2013 to bring together scientists, engineers and business development professionals from industry, government and universities to collaboratively initiate research and development.  By creating a community of experts who conduct strategic gap analysis and vet the placement of public/private sector funding, SEMI-NBMC focuses on specific challenges and opportunities early in the R&D process and raises the technology and manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL).


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