New ARPA-H Program Could Enable Innovative and Accessible Focused Ultrasound Systems


The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) recently announced a program to develop novel technologies for precise cancer tumor removal. The Precision Surgical Interventions, or PSI, program aims to develop solutions to two major surgical problems: tumor edge visualization and critical anatomy visualization. 

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) logo.

The Foundation encourages all researchers with eligible projects to apply for this ARPA-H program.

The deadline to submit an abstract is September 21.

The Foundation envisions the PSI program as an opportunity for researchers to collaborate on the development of advanced multi-modality focused ultrasound systems and/or those that are more affordable and accessible. Toward this end, the Foundation has compiled specifications that we believe could be helpful when designing new systems.

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ARPA-H has released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the PSI program. A PDF of the BAA and additional links, including an FAQ document, are available in the “Attachment/Links” section.

How to Apply for ARPA-H Funding 

Submit project proposals and abstracts via the NIH electronic Contract Proposal Submission (eCPS) website. To locate relevant opportunities, including the PSI program, select “ARPA-H” in the “Institute” dropdown menu. Registration is required.