University of Missouri Midwest BioAccelerator joins Department of Health and Human Services health security innovation network

Story by: Jeff Sossamon

Nov. 25, 2019

The University of Missouri is among five institutions that recently joined a nationwide network established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

The University of Missouri Midwest BioAccelerator focuses on creating opportunities for new technology development related to the detection and mitigation of infectious diseases. The accelerator works in cooperation with federal agencies, industry and academic partners to complete this task.

The University of Missouri and the other four recent institutions join the network’s eight existing accelerators in providing innovators with support to help accelerate the development of products that could change the way the U.S. approaches health security threats. They identify innovative products and solutions developed by entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, and academics around the United States to meet biodefense and other health security needs, and then provide these innovators with business and other services, such as regulatory support and laboratory space.