Wearable Alcohol Biosensors (SBIR/STTR) (R41/R42, R43/R44- Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

 The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)  applications from eligible small business concerns proposing to design and produce a non-invasive, discreet, wearable device to monitor blood alcohol levels in real time. Methods that quantify alcohol in blood or interstitial fluid as opposed to detection of alcohol that has exuded through the skin are of highest priority.      

Companion FOA: PA-18-786, SBIR R43/R44 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track


  • Application Due Date(s):  Sep. 5, Jan. 5, Apr. 5

PA-18-785 Expiration Date April 6, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 5, 2021