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NIAID BAA – Biodefense focus / Fireside Chat on diagnostics and more

Dear All, We are swimming in Broad Agency Announcements aka BAAs! As a refresher, I recently shared a BAA from the CDC and one from BARDA — now we have another one from NIAID! There’s a strong biodefense angle here with lots of scope. Key details of each opportunity are as follows and I highly recommend you check

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NIAID Small Business Application Assistance Program seeks applications!

Dear All, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) put out a call on 22 Oct 2020 for applications for its Applicant Assistance Program (AAP). The AAP provides no cost support for US-based companies planning to apply for a Phase II, Fast Track, or Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology

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Comment on US 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy

Dear All, The US Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR) is looking for comments on the 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS). They would like input from stakeholders in public health, healthcare, emergency management, national security, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private industry.  Their specific questions to consider are: What are the most critical national health

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Job Opportunity In Berlin With Global AMR R&D Hub!

Dear All, The Global AMR R&D Hub is looking for Head of the Global AMR R&D Hub Secretariat! The position would be based in Berlin and some of the position highlights are: Strategic vision and planning for the Hub, taking into consideration the global AMR R&D policy landscape Prepare recommendations on key R&D investment gaps and advocates

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NIAID BAA To Support In Vitro Diagnostic Product Development

Dear All, Excitingly, NIAID has released a new BAA (Broad Agency Announcement) entitled “Diagnostics Pre-Clinical Services Program.” Similar to the prior BAA for support of biopharmaceutical product development, this new BAA for diagnostic devices seeks a group who can manage a “multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract” (read that slowly!) and through it offer a comprehensive

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A Nature Article, a PASTEUR Act Op-Ed, and a VERY Important Phone Number

Dear All, First, Nature published an excellent article entitled “The importance of antimicrobial resistance in medical mycology” by Gow et al. The first sentence of the introduction really packs a punch — “The age of antibiotics, spanning only 80 years, is now entering a period of progressive and widespread emergence of drug-resistant organisms that threaten to bring

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Support the FORWARD and PASTEUR Acts by signing a letter!

Dear All, I’ve written before about the FORWARD Act, a bill introduced last year into Congress with the goal of supporting research in to treatment of endemic fungal diseases with a particular focus on coccidioidomycosis (*). It’s easy to see how this bill and the PASTEUR Act are mutually supportive … both seek to build

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WHO Forming Task Force of Antimicrobial Resistance Survivors

Dear All, The WHO has announced a call for expressions of interests from AMR survivors and their caregivers to serve in the inaugural WHO Task Force of AMR Survivors! WHO are specifically looking for both (i) survivors of a drug-resistant infection and (ii) anyone who was a direct caregiver of such a patient. Their goal is

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16 Positions Available at PACCARB! Apply Now!

Dear All, The US Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) has announced it is looking for new members! As a reminder, PACCARB was founded in 2014 and is the advisory body for the US National Action Plan for Combating Antimicrobial Bacteria. The first National Action Plan ran from 2015 to 2020 and the second

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