The Texas Medical Center is proud to be partnered with the Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Recently BARDA has developed a program to foster growth and innovation in several key pain points of Emergency Preparedness and Response through its newly minted DRIVe Initiative.
DRIVe takes a new approach to tackle the biggest national health security threats — developing innovative technologies and practices for transformative solutions. They bring together the best ideas from the medical and scientific communities, together with government and venture capital investment, to drive innovation that will strengthen our nation’s health security. They have identified THREE initial foci:
ENACT Too often, people do not receive adequate and timely treatment for infectious diseases. Early Notification to Act, Control, and Treat (ENACT) will empower individuals to be aware of their health status and take action
Sepsis is one the country’s most urgent and costly systemic health threats. Solving Sepsis will focus on approaches to empower the patient and clinician via new technologies to aid in restoring a patient’s homeostasis.
DRIVe will seek additional bold and disruptive innovative solutions to transform health security. These include, creating universal treatment options for broad classes of pathogens, ensuring access to life-saving medical countermeasures, and much more.
At TMC Innovation our programs help startups streamline the development of therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, and digital health breakthroughs in world’s largest medical complex. We achieve this through our numerous programs dedicated to supporting early stage medical companies; TMC Biodesign, TMCx, TMCx+, and InternX.
If you are interested in our partnership with DRIVe, please reach out to Matt Leming, PhD (email@example.com), TMC Innovation Analyst and BARBA partnership POC, if you are part of, or know of, a company that addresses one of these foci. He will be able to get you connected with the DRIVe team and support you along your development through the program.