New BARDA DRIVe Funding Opportunity

BARDA DRIVe released Special Instructions to the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), with funding of up to $8 million for more mature technologies than under the EZ BAA (which is capped at $749,000). The deadline is May 28, 2019.

The Special Instructions solicitation is limited to technologies in specific focus areas:

For the Solving Sepsis priority area, DRIVe is seeking:
1. Advanced Research and Development of Sepsis Diagnostics and Devices
2. Post-sepsis Monitoring

For the ENACT (Early Notification to Act Control and Treat) priority area, DRIVe is seeking:
1. On-person, Wearable, and Biosensing Devices (Host Response and Direct Pathogen Detection)

If you’re interested in applying, review the solicitation and contact for more information.

BARDA DRIVe Streamlines Application Process, Extends Deadline

The EZ BAA Portal is live! If you’re preparing to submit an abstract about your health security technology, you can continue to use the PDF form sent to until May 8, 2019. After May 8, submit through the portal.

The new submission deadline is November 15, 2019 at 1500 ET.

If you need assistance preparing your submission or want information on the DRIVe program and the BioInnovation Center’s DRIVe Accelerator, please contact