Medical Countermeasures and Infectious Disease
Infectious diseases are a significant health concern for both civilians and military personnel. In 2012 there were approximately 20.2 million physician office visits in the U.S. for infectious and parasitic diseases according to the CDC. Military personnel deployed overseas are especially vulnerable to vector-borne infections such as malaria. Many DoD research programs are working toward infectious disease mortality reduction and eradication. Tier Seven is seeking dual-use biomedical technologies that have the potential to improve infectious disease prevention, offer unique diagnostic capabilities, or propose innovative therapeutic interventions.
Project: Malaria vaccine and in vitro sporozoite production