Tag Archives: BARDA

DoD Awards Siemens Healthineers Contract to Support COVID-19 Testing

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The Department of Defense (DoD), in coordination with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded a $12.38 million contract to Siemens Healthineers, the department reported on Thursday. BARDA funded the award through the Health Care Enhancement Act to support domestic industrial base expansion for critical medical resources.

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HHS Taps Texas-Based Innovation Center for COVID-19 Vaccine Production

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The Department of Health and Human Services has tasked an innovation center within Texas A&M University System to support the production of COVID-19 vaccines under a $265M order. The university system's Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing will provide added production space for potential vaccines in support of Operation Warp Speed, a program that aims to provide 300M COVID-19 vaccines by January 2021, HHS said Monday.

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FDA, NIH, NCI Releases Test Performance Data from Serological Test Kits Regarding COVID-19; Stephen Hahn, Norman Sharpless Quoted

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released test performance data from four more serological tests kits from its independent performance validation study effort with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI), the administration reported on Friday

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

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Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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DoD News: Army Tests Zika Virus Vaccine on Humans

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The U.S. Army has conducted clinical trials of an inactivated Zika virus vaccine on 75 human adults at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes WRAIR will test the ZPIV vaccine’s safety and capacity to trigger an immune response in the body as part of …

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HHS to Support Brazilian Research Center’s Zika Vaccine Production Effort

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The Department of Health and Human Services has offered financial and technical assistance to Brazil-based Butantan Institute in an effort to help the biomedical research center produce vaccines against Zika virus. HHS’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will provide $3 million in funds to the Butantan Institute under a cooperative agreement with the World Health Organization, the department said Friday. …

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Army Org Conducts Preclinical Research on Zika Vaccine Candidate

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The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and partners at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have conducted preclinical research on a vaccine candidate to potentially prevent the Zika virus in humans, the Defense Department news service reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the U.S. Army research organization plans to commence human testing within the …

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Northrop Grumman Security Systems among HHS Contract Winners

Northrop Grumman Security Systems was among the first eight contract winners for a Health and Human Services grant to develop effective countermeasures – or preventive steps – against both man-made and natural biological threats. The HHS BARDA grant (short for Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) awarded an initial total …

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