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USAMRIID Seeks Mouse Supply for Filovirus Research

A technician sets up an assay for Ebola within a containment laboratory. Samples are handled in negative-pressure biological safety cabinets to provide an additional layer of protection. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Dr. Randal J. Schoepp
USAMRIID Ebola Laboratory
A technician sets up an assay for Ebola within a containment laboratory. Samples are handled in negative-pressure biological safety cabinets to provide an additional layer of protection. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Dr. Randal J. Schoepp

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the Department of Defense’s lead laboratory for medical biological defense research, has announced a service contract opportunity to support filovirus research.

USAMRIID is attempting to find prospective businesses to provide a monthly supply of Type I interferon alpha/beta receptor knockout mice (IFNAR-/- mice) for the biodefense research projects.

The selected contractor must produce enough mice each month to supply USAMRIID with 150-300 mice between 4-8 weeks of age.

The period of performance will be one year with the option to extend services for up to 5 years.

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W81XWH15KQ1210. The response deadline is Dec. 28, 2015.

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