DRIVe is forming unique public private partnerships. DRIVe will leverage new authorities given to BARDA under the 21st Century Cures Act to stimulate innovation through both non-dilutive funding and dilutive funding. In addition, through our DRIVe Accelerator Network, we will have teams forward deployed throughout the USA to identify promising solutions wherever innovation is happening. Together we are building out an ecosystem of restless innovation, driven by industry and the entrepreneurial community, to address our nation’s largest health security threats.
BARDA is responsible for developing and procuring technologies and countermeasures to protect the nation against natural and man-made threats. We have delivered solutions to protect our country and the world from threats like Anthrax, Smallpox, Ebola, Pandemic Influenza, and many others. Since it was established in 2006, as part of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act, BARDA has facilitated 35 FDA approvals, licensures, and clearances for products addressing a wide range of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats; pandemic influenza; and emerging infectious diseases. BARDA’s mission is accomplished through successful public-private partnerships with industry to share risk, improve efficiency, and accelerate development all while sustaining a marketplace that guarantees continued access to the vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and other medical products that are vital to our national health security.