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Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) – Directory

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Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

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The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), manages the procurement and advanced development of medical countermeasures for CBRN threats, pandemic influenza and other emerging infectious diseases.

In addition, BARDA manages the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) and oversees all of HHS’s Project BioShield procurements. BARDA was established via the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006.

Key threats funded for countermeasures include anthrax, botulism, radiation, viral hemorrhagic fevers and smallpox. Most recent BARDA funding opportunities are available here.

CBRN agent countermeasures lack a significant commercial market as incidents occur infrequently. The funding phases and guaranteed federal market structure for finalized products overseen by BARDA is a critical national security effort to bring about countermeasure development.

A major component of the BARDA effort is to establish flexible multi-use manufacturing and core service partnerships that will assist companies in many aspects of developing and licensing a product, while providing medical countermeasure manufacturing and surge capacity.


Editor’s Picks: Select articles related to BARDA. Links may lead to external sites.


Sabin Vaccine Institute to Advance Ebola Sudan and Marburg Vaccines with New BARDA Funding

Sabin Vaccine Institute receives $35 million from BARDA with potential of up to $214 million for Medical Countermeasure Development against Marburg and Sudan ebolavirus diseases.

BugSeq Awarded BARDA DRIVe Funding to Develop Next-Gen Diagnostics for Any Respiratory RNA Virus

BugSeq Bioinformatics, a biotech company developing next-generation microbiology assays, has entered a public-private partnership with the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority’s (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) to develop a new diagnostic that covers all existing and new respiratory RNA viruses in a single test.

Texas Biomed at Forefront of Sudan ebolavirus Vaccine Development

Development of the vaccine and antibody candidates is currently being funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Texas Biomed has been awarded more than $35 million in new subcontracts to run detailed studies required by the FDA to determine if Sudan ebolavirus vaccines and therapies are effective.