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Quanterix Simoa Success Grant Proposal 1

Infectious Disease/Immunology Sample Analysis Award

Infectious Disease

Rules and Regulations

    Quanterix announces the Simoa Success Grant Program in support of investigators based in the United States who are studying critical topics at the intersection of laboratory and clinical research in Infectious Diseases and Immunology to introduce them to the benefits of Simoa assays for protein biomarker analysis.

    Applicants are encouraged to present an experimental plan for sample testing utilizing current Simoa assays to measure specific analyte levels. Preferred projects will address a basic or pre-clinical question aimed at demonstrating the use of specific protein biomarkers in diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment efficacy studies for diseases engaging the immune system. Up to 130 samples may be submitted for analysis with one assay kit, or up to 65 samples may be submitted for analysis with two assay kits. Appendix A lists the Simoa assay kits available for proposed projects.

    A Quanterix designated review committee, including external reviewers, will select winning proposals for up to two tiers of awards based upon the novelty, feasibility, merit, and relevance to further work of the application addressed by the experimental design. Up to one proposal will be awareded placement of the SR-X Instrument, Simoa Microplate Washer, and Simoa Microplate Shaker, plus all necessary assay kits and consumables to run the proposed study and up to four proposals will be awarded free of charge sample analysis at Quanterix headquarters to complete the proposed study will be awarded in June 2020. Recipients will be invited to present the findings of the grant awarded research at Simoa Success Seminars in the fall of 2020, several locations to be determined.

    All Applicants not selected for an award will receive a 20% discount offer that may be used toward purchase of Quanterix products or services related to the proposed study should they decide to continue with their proposed study. This offer will be valid for 6 months from the date of the announced winners.

Simoa Success Sample Analysis Awards

    One proposal will be awarded the placement of a Quanterix SR-X Instrument, Simoa Microplate Washer, and Simoa Microplate Shaker, plus all necessary assay kits and consumables to run the proposed study. Awardee will be trained by a Quanterix FAS and supported through completion of the study. Awardee will have the option to keep the instrument on-site permanently with a commitment to purchasing at least $50K in consumables during the 12 month period following completion of the study.

    Four proposals will be awarded free of charge sample analysis at Quanterix headquarters to complete the proposed study. Awardee’s must send samples to Quanterix in Billerica, MA for analysis. All samples must be collected and stored by the applicant’s laboratory. If selected for this grant, samples must be compatible for handling in a BSL-2 facility. The awardee will be responsible for appropriate packing and shipping of samples to Quanterix within 1 month of award notification. Sample processing timelines will be communicated upon sample receipt.

Eligibility

    Only applicants who do not currently own or have regular access to a Simoa platform and do not currently have studies in progress with Quanterix Accelerator Services are eligible for a grant.

    Candidates for a Simoa Success Grant must be affiliated with an appropriate institution/laboratory in the United States having the physical and economic means to perform the necessary sample collection and any additional analysis proposed. Applicants must be or must show evidence of support by a faculty member or a director of a budgeted research program within a private or public company/institution.

    Awardees must be free to share information/data generated through the grant award with Quanterix. Quanterix reserves the right to review any manuscripts containing data generated through the award prior to submission for publication in peer review journals. Authors will be expected to keep Quanterix informed regarding editing, resubmission, and acceptance of such manuscripts and to support promotion of such manuscripts through Quanterix sponsored media.

    Applicants must agree to allow Quanterix to reference the names of applicants and their affiliated institutions in a public announcement upon selection of winning grants.

    Results and data generated through the grant award that will not be used for publication in a peer reviewed journal must be available for use by Quanterix. Examples of ways that Quanterix may share the data include but are not limited to: 1) white papers or conference posters jointly authored by the awardee and Quanterix scientists 2) presentations to prospective customers interested in similar types of studies.

Application Deadline

    Grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on June 1, 2020. Candidates will be notified by June 15, 2020 if their application has been selected for a Quanterix Simoa Success award.

Appendix A: Simoa Assay Kits available for sample analysis grants

    • No more than two different assay kits may be selected.
    • If one assay kit is selected, the grant will cover analysis of up to 130 unique samples, to be processed in duplicate tests.
    • If two assay kits are selected, the maximum number of unique samples to be analyzed with both assay kits is reduced to 65.
    • Samples submitted for the study should be serum or plasma from the species matched to the kit. Assay kits are for human sample analysis unless otherwise noted.

Appendix B: Material Transfer Agreement

    If an MTA is required by the institution prior to shipping samples to Quanterix, the attached form may be used. Please ensure the terms of the MTA can be met by your institution prior to completing the grant application.

Access the Application

Please submit the completed grant application to SimoaGrant@quanterix.com by 5 p.m. EST on June 1, 2020.

Decision of the judges is final. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited by law.