RFPs

Upcoming BARDA RFP to acquire antibiotic(s) for biothreat indications!

Dear All: Ready, set, (get ready to) go! I just today learned of this really important US government pre-solicitation notice (lightly reformatted excerpt follows, see here for the whole thing): “The Government seeks an FDA-approved antibiotic(s) for a biothreat indication (Y. pestis, B. anthracis, F. tularensis, B. mallei and/or B. pseudomallei) for delivery to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

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Start your engines! BARDA antibiotic procurement RFP / CARB-X 2019 funding round webinar

Dear All: Two things of note this afternoon… First, the previously noted BARDA RFP to acquire biothreat antibiotics is now posted here with submissions accepted through 21 June 2019: “Under this RFP, BARDA plans to support the procurement of antibiotic(s), which will either be delivered to the ASPR/SNS or maintained as VMI, using Project BioShield (PBS) funds. “PBS funds will also support

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FORWARD Act, PREVENT Act, new NIAID RFP!

Dear All, Our US government colleagues have been busy! Three things back-to-back: First, the FORWARD Act (Finding Orphan-disease Remedies With Antifungal Research and Development Act of 2022”) was introduced in the US Senate on 13 Jan 2021 as S.3498 by Sens. Kelly, Sinema, and Feinstein. You’ve got to admire the acronymics! The Senate bill is the

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RFP: Climate-Sensitive Infectious Disease Modelling

Dear All, And now for something really different! With the recent GRAM report (20 Jan 2022 newsletter) showing that AMR is linked to more deaths that HIV or malaria (#AMRSOS! Andrew Jack and FT team have some great graphics for this … check them out!), we now have an absolutely fascinating call from Wellcome Trust for

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RFP: Support for creating Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence

Dear All, I wrote in a 26 Oct 2021 newsletter about an RFP focused on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) activities to address health inequities arising from socioeconomic disparities. The core concept is that AMR disproportionally impacts underserved patient communities world-wide. Racial minorities, ethnic minorities, and elderly patients in both developed and developing economies are all at risk. Building on

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PAR Foundation grants: Early career support, prevention of AMR in the elderly

Dear All, The Stockholm-based PAR Foundation (aka, the Foundation to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance) has announced two groups of grant opportunities. First, early career grants of up to ~€30k are available to support 1-year projects on prevention of antibiotic resistance. What: “The aim of this call is to improve the ability and interest of promising early-career individuals

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BARDA and NIAID RFPs addressing bacterial, fungal, and viral threats

Dear All, When it rains, it pours … and sometimes in a good way! Today saw the release of requests for proposals by NIAID and BARDA for therapeutics (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral), vaccines (again, all 3 areas), and diagnostics. It’s an impressive list of opportunities that covers both biothreat pathogens as well as NIAID’s list of

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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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RFP: Gender inequality in AMR (with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa)

Dear All, Continuing with the theme of socio-economic inequality and AMR that we discussed in prior newsletters (31 Jan 2022, “RFP: Support For Creating Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers Of Excellence” and 26 Oct 2021, “$50-100k Grants To Address Socioeconomic Outcome Disparities Due To AMR-Related Factors”), we today have an RFP on gender and AMR from the

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