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Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Biodefense Medical Countermeasure Development

$1,372,171,015

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: IMMED OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS (DISCRETIONARY GRANTS);PROJECT GRANTS (DISCRETIONARY)
Assistance Listing Number
93.360

Objectives: The purpose of this program is to coordinate the acceleration of countermeasure and product advanced research and development by—(A) facilitating collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal agencies, relevant industries, academia, and other persons, with respect to such advanced research and development; (B) promoting countermeasure and product advanced research and development; (C) facilitating contacts between interested persons and the offices or employees authorized by the Secretary to advise such persons regarding requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under section 351 of the Public Health Service Act; and (D) promoting innovation to reduce the time and cost of countermeasure and product advanced research and development. The Public Health Service Act at 42 U.S.C. 247d-6a defines a qualified countermeasure as “…a drug (as that term is defined by section 321(g)(1) of title 21), biological product (as that term is defined by section 262(i) of this title), or device (as that term is defined by section 321(h) of title 21), that the Secretary determines to be a priority (consistent with sections 182(2) and 184(a) of title 6) to - (i) diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or treat harm from any biological agent (including organisms that cause an infectious disease) or toxin, chemical, radiological, or nuclear agent that may cause a public health emergency affecting national security; or (ii) diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or treat harm from a condition that may result in adverse health consequences or death and may be caused by administering a drug, biological product, or device that is used as described in this subparagraph‿

 
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