Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Southwest Research, Texas Biomedical awarded $3.4M for Ebola countermeasure

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has announced a one-year, $3.4 million contract award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to combine two available medications and test the resulting combination drug therapy against the Ebola virus. SwRI is collaborating with Texas Biomedical Research Institute on this program. The award is a one-year contract with two additional option years.

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RTI International develops novel lung-on-a-chip

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Researchers at RTI International, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., that provides research and technical services, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a new lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics. The microdevice includes multiple vertically stacked cellular layers that mimic the structure of the airway tissue. 

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DOD selects Bavarian Nordic’s vaccine platform for new vaccine development

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bavarian Nordic’s MVA-BN vaccine platform technology has been selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), a part of the U.S. Department of Defense, for development of a vaccine against two potential biological threats to national security—Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei. Bavarian Nordic is an international biotechnology company developing and manufacturing novel cancer immunotherapies and vaccines for infectious diseases.

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