08:13pm Friday 15 December 2017

Infectious Disease and Bioterrorism: A New Model for Protection

blank_pageIn testimony before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Field Hearing in Pittsburgh, arranged by Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), UPMC CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff and others detailed UPMC’s proposal for a non-profit, public-private partnership that would build a new kind of facility to develop and manufacture vaccines and therapeutics .

Using disposable manufacturing technology, the proposed plant could provide the flexible capacity needed to protect the country from such devastating diseases as smallpox, SARS and Ebola. At the same time, it would spark a new industry for western Pennsylvania and create up to 1,000 direct and 6,000 indirect jobs.

UPMC and its public-private partnership, 21st Century Biodefense (21CB), would expect to compete for any federal funds that are allocated to this national priority. 

Infectious Disease and Bioterrorism: A New Model for Protection – White Paper


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