Find an Expert

Our research portfolio ranges from early stage fundamental or exploratory research, where the eventual application is uncertain, to mature projects that are on the threshold of translation to clinical trials, development by industrial partners or launch as Biodesign spin-out companies. A large fraction of the Institute’s funding comes from investigator- or center-initiated research grants or contracts awarded pursuant to requests for proposals from federal agencies.  These federal grants and contracts have accounted for 57 percent of total expenditures since inception.

Research projects are the life-blood of the Institute, providing support to original research with target applications that connect national interests with the capabilities of our laboratories. Such projects allow us to employ and educate students as well as to advance the capabilities and capacities of the Institute. Such research often generates the novel ideas and serendipitous findings that open new avenues and opportunities while contributing to the advancement of scientific understanding. 

We rely on donations from individuals and organizations to support these efforts, particularly at the start-up and "proof-of-concept" stages when other primary sources of funding such as federal grants are less available. To learn more of opportunities to support Biodesign research, please contact:

Dianne Price
Biodesign Institute

We want to help like-minded clinical, corporate and philanthropic partners to be able to quickly identify areas of interest to invest in Biodesign research, and catalyze the translation of these discoveries into the marketplace.

In addition, a new online, searchable database tool, called SciVal Experts, is available to help locate ASU experts by name, keywork or subject area, to explore partnerships and support of research at the Biodesign Institute.

Find Research Expertise using SciVal Experts



What is SciVal Experts?

SciVal Experts is a powerful search engine available to help you identify ASU researchers with specific areas of expertise based on their publications and grants. The researcher profiles in SciVal Experts are comprised of scientific and technical publications indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus database as well as funded grant information. Once information is loaded into the database, the powerful Elsevier Fingerprint Engine can be used to build a researcher’s expertise “fingerprint”, or visual profile, which is fully searchable. This technology utilizes semantic technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to help people identify a resear expertise in very precise terms.

Helpful Tips

The search engine can be utilized in three capacities.

  1. By Concept: In order to receive the most informative information, it is important to utilize precise verbiage.  For example, enter “blood pressure” and not “health”. Also, be mindful that simple words like “law” will pull up sets of results in a variety of areas including legislation, laws of physics, conservation laws, etc.
  2. By Last Name
  3. By Free Text: Free text allows you to copy and paste information from anywhere and Elsevier Fingerprint Engine will analyze the search criteria, identify concepts, and match it to relevant experts. An example would be copying RFP information from a sponsor in order to identify collaborators that are most strongly suited to submit a proposal.

This information is made available to the public, as are other instances as fellow institutions, in order to facilitate cross-institutional collaborations, economic development initiatives, and other external partnerships. There are over 94,000 research profiles over 110 organizations worldwide. To access these instances and see who else is using SciVal Experts, click on ‘SciVal Experts Community’ from the left hand menu or click here.Contact Information

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