“HHS on Wednesday said it plans to expand its network of private-sector innovation accelerators.”
“The accelerators will join a network of eight organizations located in regional hubs known for biotechnology, life science research and medical innovation, according to the department. That includes accelerators like MedTech Innovator in Los Angeles and First Flight Venture Center in Raleigh, N.C.”
“The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, selected the initial eight accelerators last year…”
“The DRIVe network aims to identify startups and small businesses that are applying technology to address three core areas of interest determined by BARDA, which HHS describes as “national security threats…” Read the full article here.
Source: HHS to add more startup accelerators to ‘DRIVe’ network – By Jessica Kim Cohen, May 29, 2019. Modern Healthcare.