The White House will fund 32 coronavirus response R&D projects chosen by NIIMBL though the ARP

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) announced 32 coronavirus response projects to multiple organizations across the United States funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

NIIMBL has chosen projects that will help the USA prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus public health threats, as well as contribute to the global fight against COVID pandemics.

“To move past the current pandemic and prevent and prepare for future public health threats, we must continue to create the technology, infrastructure, and skills that are needed,” shared Kelvin Lee, Institute Director. Lee adds, “This diverse group of technology and workforce development projects addresses multiple public health response capabilities and strengthens the United States’ role as a global leader in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.”

The American Rescue Plan (ARP), an initiative of Joe Biden (POTUS) is primarily intended to delivering direct relief to the American people, rescuing the American economy, and starting to beat the virus. Just to provide the supplies, emergency response, testing, and public health workforce to stop the spread of COVID-19 the plan will devote $160 Bn.

30 projects with five objectives

NIIMBL selected projects that will:

1.- Provide testbeds for process development, for next generation manufacturing approaches, and for drug product manufacturing approaches that enable access to industrially relevant equipment and facilities for pre-competitive manufacturing innovation.

2.- Support the development of significantly improved methods for vaccine production, quality, and distribution, including mRNA and other vaccine platforms.

3.- Demonstrate rapid scaling for production of coronavirus antigens and medical countermeasures for variants of concern.

4.- Train a diverse biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce.

5.- Demonstrate the concept of mobile Good Manufacturing Practices capabilities to support mRNA vaccine and gene therapy production
To read the full list of the projects chosen by NIIMBL, click on the link I provide at the end of this post.

Image over the headline.- Someone working in NiiMBL funded R&D project. NIIMLB

Related Eastwind links:

To know the list of projects chosen by NIIMLB click here

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest news