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Advanced Development of Filovirus and Lassa Fever Vaccines

Broad Agency Announcement BAAThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking proposals for advanced development of multivalent vaccines against Ebola virus, Sudan virus, Marburg virus and Lassa fever.

The effort also seeks to support technical advances in vaccine development for these filoviruses and Lassa virus.

The research and development activities supported through this BAA will allow candidate vaccines to progress through the product development pipeline toward licensure by the FDA.

Activities funded under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) funding mechanism may include:

  • Regulatory, clinical, non-clinical, and manufacturing product planning activities
  • Manufacturing and formulation process development
  • Manufacturing, characterization and release of pilot lot and cGMP material
  • Real time and accelerated vaccine stability testing
  • Conduct of non-clinical studies, including all IND-enabling toxicology studies, combination product approvals and multivalent immunogenicity and interference studies, as needed
  • Development, qualification and validation of all necessary assays and reagents
  • Design, conduct, and completion of a Phase 1 or Phase 2 clinical trials
  • Provision of sufficient clinical and non-clinical samples from all studies to NIAID

It is anticipated that multiple cost reimbursement, completion type contracts will be awarded for a five-year period of performance beginning on or about June 2, 2017. NIAID estimates that the average annual total cost (direct and indirect costs combined) is $10.8 million for all awards made under this effort.

The BAA is planned for official release on March 24. Further details are available via Solicitation Number: BAANIHAI2016064.

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