BARDA

Barda grants $43.2 million to Sanofi Pasteur for Zika

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sanofi and its vaccines global business unit Sanofi Pasteur have announced that 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 has agreed to a proposal to fund the manufacture of an inactivated Zika vaccine for phase II development. Sanofi Pasteur committed to researching and developing a vaccine to prevent Zika in February, shortly after the World Health Organization declared an emergency.

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Federal prize competition seeks innovative ideas to combat antimicrobial resistance

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A federal prize competition launched calling for innovative ideas for rapid, point-of-care laboratory diagnostic tests to combat the development and spread of drug resistant bacteria, a rising public health threat. Antibiotic resistant bacteria cause at least 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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SAB Biotherapeutics wins BARDA MERS treatment contract

Monday, August 29, 2016

SAB Biotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical development company, has been awarded a contract for up to $5.3 million by 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 (HHS). The funding will be used for advanced clinical manufacturing and testing for SAB’s novel antibody therapeutic (SAB-301) to treat MERS-CoV.

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Altimmune receives $120M BARDA contract for Anthrax vaccine candidate Nasoshield

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Altimmune, a clinical stage immunotherapeutic company, was awarded a contract valued at up to $120.2 million over five years from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to fund the clinical development of NasoShield, its first-in-class anthrax vaccine candidate. Under BARDA contract HHSO100201600008C, Altimmune has been awarded $14.3 million under the base contract to fund its phase I trial for NasoShield, and options to receive up to an additional $105.9 million to fund further preclinical, clinical and manufacturing development activities. 

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INC Research launches Vaccine Catalyst Site Network

Thursday, July 28, 2016

INC Research Holdings, a global phase I to IV CRO, has launched the company’s Vaccine Catalyst Site network as part of its Catalyst program introduced earlier this year to strengthen collaborations with clinical research sites worldwide, ultimately enhancing patient focus and optimizing study delivery to drive improved predictability and increased efficiency for customers. INC selected 40 high-performing clinical research sites to participate in the initial launch of its Vaccine Catalyst Site network, which was formed to respond to the rapid growth and strong pipeline of vaccine studies.

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Basilea awarded $100M BARDA contract for ceftobiprole program

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Basilea Pharmaceutica has announced that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services` Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, has entered into a contract with Basilea Pharmaceutica International for the clinical phase III development aiming at regulatory approval of Basilea`s broad-spectrum antibiotic ceftobiprole in the U.S.

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PPD awarded Army, BARDA research contracts

Thursday, October 8, 2015

has been awarded two separate U.S. government contracts to improve health outcomes for armed forces service members and to help test the effectiveness of the nation’s stockpile of avian influenza vaccine to safeguard the public.

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Pfenex wins $143.5M anthrax vaccine contract

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pfenex, a San Diego-based clinical-stage biologics company, has signed a five-year, cost plus fixed-fee contract valued at up to $143.5 million with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for the advanced development of Px563L, a mutant recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine.

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