NIH funds Celdara for pandemic influenza antiviral development

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

August 12, 2020 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Celdara Medical a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for the development of antivirals against pandemic and interpandemic influenzas.

The funding will support proof-of-concept efforts through Celdara's Pandemic Security Initiative. The initiative is a framework for public-private partnerships that incorporates science, entrepreneurship, public-sector investment, and private-sector business acumen to develop and produce treatments and vaccines that will address future pandemic threats.

Celdara's Academic Partner Network includes collaborations with 60 leading universities, and thousands of pipeline innovations from all 50 states.

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