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November 3-4, 2021 | Virtual Event

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We Are BARDA

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides an integrated, systematic approach to the development of the necessary vaccines, drugs, therapies, and diagnostic tools for public health medical emergencies such as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) accidents, incidents and attacks, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases.

Together with our industry partners, BARDA promotes the advanced development of medical countermeasures to protect Americans and respond to 21st century health security threats.

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STATEMENT FROM THE
BARDA DIRECTOR

on the emergency use authorization of Janssen’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Gary Disbrow, BARDA Director

The mission of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is to develop medical countermeasures that address the public health and medical consequences of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) accidents, incidents and attacks, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases.

We accomplish this critical mission through six key activities
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Core Services

BARDA supports a number of core services to assist the development and production of required products, in a manner that is timely, reliable and cost effective.

Innovation

Government Can Drive Innovation! At BARDA We Seek Innovation in Science…. and in the way we do business! BARDA has a long history of designing and launching innovative programs, to accelerate innovative ideas and deliver promising countermeasures to protect Americans.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN)

The Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) established BARDA as the focal point within HHS for the advanced development of and acquisition of medical countermeasures to protect the American civilian population against CBRN and naturally occurring public health threats.

 

Project Bioshield

Congress seeks to improve our Nation's emergency preparedness with Project BioShield, which provides the government with the ability to further develop, acquire, stockpile, and make available the medical countermeasures needed to protect the U.S. population against a public health threat.

 

Influenza & Emerging Infectious Diseases (IEID)

BARDA uses a comprehensive portfolio approach to develop and acquire a broad array of medical countermeasures for pandemic influenza, including vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and non-pharmaceutical countermeasures and to build and sustain their domestic manufacturing infrastructure.

Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe)

DRIVe's mission is to accelerate the development and availability of transformative technologies and approaches to protect Americans from health security threats. DRIVe pushes innovation boundaries to tackle the biggest health security challenges while seeking new ideas and new approaches to prevent and protect against health security threats.

BARDA supports a number of core services to assist the development and production of required products, in a manner that is timely, reliable and cost effective.

Government Can Drive Innovation! At BARDA We Seek Innovation in Science…. and in the way we do business! BARDA has a long history of designing and launching innovative programs, to accelerate innovative ideas and deliver promising countermeasures to protect Americans.

The Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) established BARDA as the focal point within HHS for the advanced development of and acquisition of medical countermeasures to protect the American civilian population against CBRN and naturally occurring public health threats.

 

Congress seeks to improve our Nation's emergency preparedness with Project BioShield, which provides the government with the ability to further develop, acquire, stockpile, and make available the medical countermeasures needed to protect the U.S. population against a public health threat.

 

BARDA uses a comprehensive portfolio approach to develop and acquire a broad array of medical countermeasures for pandemic influenza, including vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and non-pharmaceutical countermeasures and to build and sustain their domestic manufacturing infrastructure.

HHS’s first venture capital partnership to develop transformative technologies to combat future pandemics, other health emergencies. This new novel partnership is leveraging venture capital practices to transform health security.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER WITH BARDA

If you are interested in partnering with the federal government on a COVID-19 medical countermeasure, submit your ideas to a platform that reaches a host of potential federal partners.


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To spur innovation, BARDA has issued its business-friendly, streamlined Easy Broad Agency Announcement (EZ-BAA) to support a number of new medical countermeasures to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.


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BARDA is investing in an array of medical countermeasures to diagnose, treat, or protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus under the BARDA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA-18-100-SOL-00003).


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