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BARDA DRIVe partners with Rizlab Health to enable home-based blood analysis for differentiation of bacterial vs. viral infections

BARDA DRIVe is pleased to announce a partnership with Rizlab Health of New Brunswick, New Jersey, to develop a transformative technology to help diagnose and differentiate viral or bacterial infections prior to symptom onset......(more)


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BARDA DRIVe partners with GE and The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research on ultrasound-based pre-symptomatic pathogen exposure detection

BARDA DRIVe is pleased to announce a partnership with GE Research of Niskayuna, New York, and The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research of Manhasset, New York, to detect pre-symptomatic exposure to viral or bacterial pathogens using ultrasound. ......(more)


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HHS to advance development of Cytovale rapid sepsis diagnostic

To advance the development of a test that may be able to diagnose sepsis in less than 10 minutes, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will partner with Cytovale of San Francisco......(more)


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HHS joins forces with Beckman Coulter on machine-learning algorithm to identify Sepsis

Identifying patients with sepsis in hospital emergency departments, intensive care units and other hospital settings could be done earlier with diagnostic tests based on machine-learning algorithms......(more)



DRIVe and the Rory Staunton Foundation partner to combat maternal sepsis

BARDA DRIVe is teaming up with the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention to help combat maternal sepsis, one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths......(more)


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DRIVe partners with 98point6 on technology for novel telemedicine approaches to treat infectious diseases and improve situational awareness for public health authorities

BARDA DRIVe is partnering with Seattle-based 98point6 to leverage its on-demand primary care smartphone application......(more)


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DRIVe partners with Sound Life Sciences for home-based smart speaker respiratory monitoring of patients

BARDA DRIVe is pleased to announce a partnership with Sound Life Sciences (SLS) of Seattle, Washington. The startup company will deploy a contactless motion and respiratory monitoring......(more)


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HHS expands network of innovation accelerators

Five accelerators selected to speed development of innovative medical products to transform U.S. health security......(more)


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BARDA DRIVe partners with Sonica Health on an advanced, bio-integrated sensor system to detect pre-symptomatic pathogen exposure

BARDA DRIVe is pleased to announce a partnership with Sonica Health of Evanston, IL to assess cardiopulmonary health. Sonica’s bio-integrated, wireless sensor technology comprises a thin, soft, electronic system that gently adheres to the skin......(more)


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DRIVe and Inflammatix partner to develop a host response-based diagnostic to identify and risk-stratify patients suspected of sepsis

BARDA DRIVe is teaming up with Inflammatix, Inc. to advance development of a host-response-based diagnostic (HostDxT™-Sepsis)...(more)



DRIVe partners with University of California San Diego

BARDA DRIVe is pleased to announce it is partnering with UC San Diego to develop a miniaturized Vagus Sentinel, Magnetometer (VS-M), a low-profile wearable...(more)



DRIVe partners with Evidation on using data generated by wearable biomonitoring devices to predict respiratory infections and exposures to pathogens...

BARDA DRIVe is pleased to announce a partnership with Evidation Health of San Mateo, California, to leverage de-identified, patient-generated health data from everyday device......(more)



Join DRIVe's network of accelerators!

BARDA DRIVe seeks to expand our network of innovation accelerators into new areas of the country to support new product development to improve...(more)


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DRIVe partners with Janus-I Science to develop new diagnostic assay that can identify unknown viral pathogens in patient clinical specimens

BARDA’s DRIVe is partnering with Janus-I Science, Inc., of Vista, California, to develop a diagnostic assay that is capable of identifying unknown infectious disease pathogens in patient specimens. This transformative technology...(more)



BARDA DRIVe partners with Enesi Pharma to develop a solid dose vaccine delivery technology for easier administration of vaccines

BARDA’s DRIVe is partnering with Enesi Pharma, of Oxford, UK, to develop a transformative vaccine administrative technology. The ImplaVax® formulation and needle-free system enables solid dose implants containing vaccines...(more)


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DRIVe EZ BAA Portal Is Live

The BARDA DRIVe team is pleased to announce that the new, easy-to-use EZ BAA online Portal is now live. This Portal will replace our existing PDF-based process, helping to improve the user experience, data integrity, and...(more)

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DRIVe Releases New Award Opportunity

The DRIVe Special Instructions are open now and will close on May 28, 2019. Medical product developers, research teams, and companies offering disruptive solutions to health security threats are invited to review...(more)

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DRIVe partners with Qvella Corporation to develop an mRNA-based assay to rapidly identify infection and septic patients in under 1 hour

The BARDA DRIVe Solving Sepsis initiative is partnering with Qvella Corporation of Carlsbad, California, to develop ground-breaking technology to diagnose...(more)


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DRIVe partners with Empatica to develop its FDA-cleared Embrace2 smartband technology to predict illness prior to symptom onset

BARDA DRIVe is pleased to announce it is partnering with Empatica of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to apply Empatica's wearable biomonitoring device...(more)

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DRIVe partners with Immunexpress to develop a medical diagnostic device to rapidly detect sepsis in patients

The DRIVe Solving Sepsis initiative has partnered with Immunexpress of Seattle, Washington, to develop ground-breaking technology that analyzes a patient’s immune system to diagnose...(more)

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New Sepsis Institute provides multiplatform sepsis education training programs for healthcare professionals

To educate healthcare providers on recognizing the signs of sepsis across the continuum of care, DRIVe and Sepsis Alliance, one of the nation’s leading sepsis organizations...(more)

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DRIVe teams up with academic research consortium to develop deep learning software to provide early warning of sepsis in patients

The DRIVe Solving Sepsis initiative is partnering with Emory University to further validate an interoperable machine learning software for early prediction of sepsis in hospital intensive...(more)


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DRIVe Partners with Biobeat

DRIVe partners with Biobeat Technologies of Israel to develop a wearable monitoring device that diagnoses the flu and infections before any symptoms appear...(more)


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DRIVe partners with Cytovale to develop a rapid diagnostic for sepsis

DRIVe is pleased to announce it is now partnering with Cytovale, Inc. of San Francisco to develop new technology...(more)



HHS is recruiting for a permanent Director to lead the new BARDA Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe)

BARDA is seeking to recruit an exceptionally talented and forward-looking leader...(more)


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DRIVe awards InnaMed

DRIVe’s Solving Sepsis program is excited to partner with InnaMed of Philadelphia. InnaMed is developing...(more)


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DRIVe announces its first Solving Sepsis award

The BARDA DRIVe Solving Sepsis program welcomes its first partner, Prenosis of Chicago, IL. Prenosis is developing ...(more)


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DRIVe awards Spire

DRIVe welcomes partner Spire, Inc. of San Francisco. DRIVe is providing research and development funding for the new Spire Health Tag...(more)


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DRIVe awards EnLiSense

DRIVe is excited to announce its first Powered by DRIVe Awardee: EnLiSense of Allen, TX. This partnership...(more)


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Timothy Buchman joins the DRIVe Solving Sepsis team

Timothy G. Buchman, MD has four decades of bedside experience caring for septic patients. He is Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology...(more)


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Steven Simpson joins the DRIVe Solving Sepsis team

Steven Q. Simpson, MD is a prominent medical researcher and expert in sepsis....(more)



DRIVe requests feedback for Incubators

DRIVe is seeking information from industry incubators operated or associated with a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies to help establish DRIVe’s new Fuel Laboratories...(more)


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Tyler Merkeley appointed Interim Director of BARDA's DRIVe

This Division will adopt a bold new approach to partnering in order to accelerate life-saving innovation in medical products and...(more)



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DRIVE's EZ-BAA application is streamlined, fast and user-friendly

DRIVe's new application process, called an EZ-BAA, is now open for business! Medical product developers, research teams and...(more)

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DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) was established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).