At the direction of the joint program executive office for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense, the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) has released a request for information seeking solutions to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, covid-19, with a focus on diagnostics/monitoring, surveillance, information systems for point of care, therapeutics, prophylactics, and clinical trials.

All researchers are invited to respond to the request for information with their solutions; membership in the consortium is not required.

Given the urgency to find solutions quickly, researchers are requested to respond as soon as possible. The submitted solutions will be considered for federally funded research and development projects.

Read more, and find submission information, from the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium.

Featured image: Transmission electron microphotograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID integrated research facility in Fort Detrick, Md. Photograph courtesy NIAID.