Endotyping for Host-Directed Therapeutics is now open for abstract submissions

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BARDA Mask Innovation Challenge Phase 2

This challenge aims to support the development of innovative masks that can protection Americans from respiratory pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, and other airborne hazards.

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EZ-BAA now open for COVID-19 medical countermeasures Abstract Submissions

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Blue Molecules

ReDIRECT is now open for abstract submissions.

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BARDA DRIVe Launches First Venture Capital Partnership

BARDA DRIVe Launches First Venture Capital Partnership to Develop Transformative Technologies to Combat Future Pandemics, Other Health Emergencies

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Pediatric COVID-19 Data Challenge

You can help develop computational models to predict children at risk for severe COVID-19 complications

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Next Generation Sequencing-based Agnostic Diagnostic

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Mitigating Long-term Effects (MILE) of Respiratory Distress is now open for abstract submissions

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2021 Federal Wearables Summit Recordings Now Available

Learn from innovators, care providers, researchers, data security specialists, regulators, insurers, and more about the future of wearable sensors for monitoring health and health quality.

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Our individual DRIVe programs accelerate the development and availability of transformative technologies and approaches to protect Americans from health security threats. We push the boundaries of innovation to tackle the biggest health security challenges.


Provide health information to individuals at early stages of infection, injury, or illness.

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Enhance the usability of 3D human tissue models (“tissue chips”) as tools for drug development.

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COVID-19 Response

Use pathogen-agnostic technologies from the ENACT and Solving Sepsis portfolios in response to COVID-19.

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Beyond The Needle

Develop alternative delivery methods for vaccines and other therapeutics.


Repurpose commonly available therapeutics to treat symptoms associated with chemical agent exposure.

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Solving Sepsis

Seek interventions to identify sepsis early resulting in improved patient outcomes and decreased mortality.

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Digital Health Tools for Pandemic Preparedness

First line of defense against health threats with rapidly deployable digital tools​​.

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Bringing Laboratory Testing to the Home

Enabling better health outcomes through biological sample testing at the point-of-care.

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Covid-19 At Home Diagnostics

Home-based, over the counter diagnostics and enabling technologies for the detection of SARS CoV-2.

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DRIVe's Impact

  • We change how government approaches big health security challenges and threats

  • We tackle health security threats by seeking breakthrough devices and technologies

  • We model our work on the best practices of the entrepreneurial world.

  • We use tools and authorities to support new technologies, streamline contracting processes, and launch a network of accelerators

  • The team is comprised of scientists and venture entrepreneurs dedicated to identifying threats to health security

Investing Process