We empower innovative companies to help defend against major health security threats.

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Exciting new opportunity at DRIVe

The Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) is seeking entrepreneurial, organized, and collaborative interdisciplinary scientists (GS-14) who are passionate about developing life-saving medical countermeasures.

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2022 - 2026

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Healing Lungs is open for abstract submissions.

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BARDA announces new partnerships to develop next-gen diagnostics for any respiratory RNA virus.

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DRIVe funds early stage companies for life saving innovation. Check out our programs below to see current funding opportunities.

Current Open programs

Active programs currently accepting submissions

Healing Lungs

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Advancing technologies that help patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), oxygenate their blood, without further straining ARDS patients' lungs.

Digital MCMs

Digital MCMs program

Empowering people to respond to infectious disease outbreaks through rapidly deployable digital health tools.

Host-based Diagnostics

Digital MCMs program

Harness a patient's systemic responses to inform on health threats and clinical impact.

Host-directed Therapeutics

Digital MCMs program

Advancing therapies focused on fortifying and restoring balance to the patient's defense mechanisms.

Lab at Home


On-demand, at-home detection of biochemical health markers to enable diagnostics and telemedicine services.



Repurposing commonly available drugs to rapidly treat conditions caused by exposure to chemical agents.

Vaccines on Demand


Making vaccines where they're needed when they're needed.



Repurposing drugs for biological threats.

Current Active programs

Active programs, but paused for accepting submissions


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Apply the utility of novel health ecosystems, stakeholder collaborations, and real world to data to maximize clinical impact.

Agnostic Diagnostics

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A diagnostic test to identify any and every pathogen from a single sample.



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

Closed programs

Past programs, closed and here for reference


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Rapid and widely available access to COVID-19 testing in the home setting.


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Interpreting physiological signals for pre- or early symptomatic detection of infection.


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Develop alternative delivery methods for vaccines and other therapeutics.


We change how the 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.