Bill Would Increase Federal Funding for Neurotech

Members of the House and Senate have introduced the National Neurotechnology Initiative (NNTI) Act, which would increase federal funding by $200 million for treatments of brain-related injuries, illnesses, and diseases. It would also make improvements to how the federal government coordinates research in this area, bringing together efforts at the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, and other entities.

May 8, 2008

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Bill Would Increase Federal Funding for Neurotech

The bill includes $30 million for FDA to add neuroscience-related staff and to create workshops on neurotech-related issues. This could increase the timeliness and safety of the review process of neurotech products.The bill is sponsored by Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Patty Murray (D-WA) in the Senate, and Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in the House.

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