COVID-19: NOBIC Guidelines, Community Updates & More
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.
In response to COVID-19, BARDA DRIVe opened a new EZ-BAA program that seeks abstract submissions exclusively for select COVID-19 countermeasures. Thus far, this Broad Agency Announcement has stimulated the development, procurement, and implementation of various medical countermeasures in the areas of Molecular Diagnostic Assays, Nonclinical Model Development, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.
BARDA DRIVe continues to add and amend Areas of Interest as the needs of the public health response evolve. Active AOIs include:
To read more about BARDA and the DRIVe accelerator network, click here
BioInnovation Center tenants have continued to work diligently through the COVID-19 pandemic – remaining steadfast in bringing forth new biotech and life science technologies to market. Be sure to check out our News page to keep up with all over their amazing work! NOBIC has also continued to leverage our national network of innovators, educators, and local leaders to bring forth exciting virtual content to our community. Check out the outcomes from our Southeast COVID-19 Innovation Showcase here!
This weekly digest, updated Monday through Friday, aims to communicate the most current and relevant COVID-19-related scientific, clinical, and public health information to the Tulane community. In keeping with Tulane’s motto, “Not for Oneself but for One’s Own”, they have made these extremely valuable reports available to anyone else who would benefit.
The BioInnovation Center has taken concerted efforts to ensure that our tenants and partners can continue to operate safely through the COVID-19 pandemic — particularly through the implementation of new sanitation & building capacity management systems.
These efforts will include new capacity limits for shared spaces and a more rigorous sign-in process. This will allow us to efficiently trace contacts should an outbreak of the virus occur in our facilities.
If you are planning a visit to The Center, please be sure to register your visit with either our front desk or the business you intend to visit. If you are a tenant and looking to review the procedures in place, or remind yourself of how to register visitors, please click here.
NOBIC has also joined a wide range of businesses across New Orleans in taking the BRACE Pledge. The pledge, designed by Tulane School of Medicine students, affirms that our place of business has been educated on best health and safety practices and is committed to providing a safe environment for our tenants, staff, and visitors.