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DRIVe: Accelerating National Health Security Innovation

Biomedical CountermeasuresThe Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) is seeking applicants interested in working with BARDA DRIVe as part of a network of accelerators across America to promote national health security innovation.

The DRIVe Accelerator Network will leverage key regional hubs where health security products and technologies in biotechnology, life science research, and medical innovations are most heavily occurring, and will increase the growth potential in other regions across the US.

The Accelerator Network aims to:

  • Support BARDA DRIVe health security products and technologies as they navigate research, development, and regulatory pathways
  • Provide services to assist R&D efforts (technical advice, access to facilities and incubator spaces, integration services)
  • Identify and foster innovations in early health security product and technology development
  • Cultivate the community of those making a difference in health security products, technologies and innovations

The goal will be to populate the R&D pipeline with candidate health security products and technologies that are ready to advance to later-stage funding outside of the accelerator network for clinical development and commercialization, to revolutionize our capability and capacity for national health security preparedness and response.

Further details are available via Funding Opportunity Number: EP-IDS-18-001. Applications are due May 17, 2018.

Sources: FBO.gov, Grants.gov, Phe.gov

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