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  • Moderna Therapeutics Receives Potential $125M HHS Contract to Develop Zika Virus Vaccine - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Moderna Therapeutics Receives Potential $125M HHS Contract to Develop Zika Virus Vaccine

    Moderna Therapeutics has secured a potential five-year, $125 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to produce a vaccine for the Zika virus. HHS said Wednesday ASPR's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will help Moderna conduct clinical trial, toxicology studies, vaccine formulation and manufacturing through the contract’s four-year […] More

  • OraSure Awarded HHS Contract for Zika Diagnostic Test Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    OraSure Awarded HHS Contract for Zika Diagnostic Test Development

    The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a potential $16.6 million contract to Orasure Technologies to develop a Zika virus test that will work to show results within 30 minutes and can be conducted at a doctor’s office. HHS said Tuesday OraSure will design its lateral flow serological test to look for Zika antibodies in drops of blood to detect […] More

  • USAID Chooses 21 Innovation Proposals to Help Fight Zika Virus - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    USAID Chooses 21 Innovation Proposals to Help Fight Zika Virus

    The U.S. Agency for International Development has released the initial list of funding recipients under a $30 million competition that seeks to develop methods and tools for counter-Zika virus efforts. USAID said Tuesday it received almost 900 proposals worldwide for its Combating Zika and Future Threats: A Grand Challenge for Development and chose only 21 submissions across such categories as vector […] More

  • HHS Uses Esri's Mapping Software in Zika Virus Mitigation Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HHS Uses Esri’s Mapping Software in Zika Virus Mitigation Efforts

    Esri‘s geographic information system software is working to support the Department of Health and Human Services in efforts to track the spread of Zika virus and disseminate public information on the disease. The company said Wednesday HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has used the GIS software to create a public interactive map that shows the number of […] More

  • InBios Receives HHS Funds for Zika Diagnostic Test Development; Nicole Lurie Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    InBios Receives HHS Funds for Zika Diagnostic Test Development; Nicole Lurie Comments

    InBios International has received a two-year, $5.1 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services to further develop a blood screening technology intended to identify people infected with the Zika virus. HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will fund the serological test being developed by InBios with the goal to speed up […] More

  • FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Siemens Zika Virus Detection Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Siemens Zika Virus Detection Tech

    The Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency use authorization to a Siemens subsidiary for an assay kit built to detect the presence of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in patients. PCR Zika Virus assay VERSANT Zika RNA 1.0 Assay (kPCR) Kit. The FDA uses the EUA designation to clear unapproved medical products and unapproved uses of them in certain […] More

  • FDA OKs Emergency Use of Hologic's Zika Virus Diagnostic Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FDA OKs Emergency Use of Hologic’s Zika Virus Diagnostic Tool

    Massachusetts-based medical technology developer Hologic has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a device the company developed to help clinicians detect Zika virus infections. Hologic said Friday its Aptima molecular diagnostic assay is designed for qualitative detection of ribonucleic acid from the mosquito-borne virus in human blood samples. The assay is based on the company’s Panther system that works to […] More

  • Pacific Disaster Center Uses Esri Platform to Track Spread of Zika Virus - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pacific Disaster Center Uses Esri Platform to Track Spread of Zika Virus

    Esri and the Pacific Disaster Center collaborate to monitor the spread of Zika virus across the globe with a company-built mapping tool. PDC shares the mapped information about the characteristics of the virus and the breeding grounds of Zika-carrying mosquitoes with health services and aid responders, Esri said Wednesday. “Esri GIS technology specifically allows us to characterize the Zika […] More

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