DARPA Releases New Request for Information on Organ Regeneration Biotechnology

Feb 24, 2020

by ASME.org

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a new Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from academia and industry on organ regeneration. ASME has identified bioengineering as a core technology are where the contributions of mechanical engineers could have a significant impact. This RFI is in line with ASME’s own technology priority areas and encourages further research in basic and transitional technologies to promote organ regeneration.  

The request has been issued by the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of DARPA, an office that is responsible for developing new capabilities that revolutionize how the United States prepares to counter potential bioterrorism. This solicitation specifically requests feedback that will aid the office in facilitating and accelerating “research on neurological and critical organ regeneration with the goal to make substantial advancements in the next five years towards identifying, harnessing, and modifying developmental and molecular pathways resulting in regeneration after injury.” In calling out a timeline of five years, it is clear BTO hopes to make rapid, substantial progress in the space. ASME will continue to monition BTO’s activities and provide further information in its work on bioengineering mammal organs.

Responses are due February 28, 2020. For more information, please visit: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/b2d7e42d804b4a1eb391fae806e14598/view?index=opp&page=1&keywords=artificial%20intelligence%20quantum%20darpa%20robotics&inactive_filter_values=false&sort=-relevance&opp_publish_date_filter_model=%7B%22dateRange%22:%7B%22startDate%22:%222020-02-14%22,%22endDate%22:%222020-02-18%22%7D%7D&date_filter_index=0.

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