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COVID-19 Webinar: Research, Development, Regulation & Commercialization Efforts
Friday, June 12, 2020
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
For More Information:
Alyssa Tomlinson
301 405 3936
awolice@umd.edu
https://go.umd.edu/webinar0612

COVID-19 is clearly a defining moment for all of us. Short of eradication of Sars-Cov-2, all of our lives will undoubtably be different going forward from what they were at the end of 2019. Major disruptions lead to major changes. For the first time in history governments are going to partner with industry to make hundreds of millions of dose of vaccines months before we know the vaccines will work. Therapeutic solutions are being devised in “real time” with immediate regulatory approvals in countries around the world. Partnerships that took a decade to build to make HIV treatment available worldwide have been accomplished in three weeks. This presents opportunities for all of us to impact the new “normal."    

The University of Maryland's Fischell Department of Bioengineering has an Advisory Board with representatives from industry, government research institutions, government regulatory agencies and other leading universities. One of the roles of the Advisory Board is to help BIOE define where to focus both our research efforts and curriculum to best meet future needs.  Given the importance of COVID-19, several Advisory Board members would like to share their perspectives on current activities across research, development, regulation and commercialization of COVID-19 efforts globally. This includes covering how 1) regulatory agencies are thinking about fast track and emergency use authorizations of diagnostic, therapeutic and vaccine solutions, 2) government labs are driving research and partnering with industry, 3) overall economic impacts, 4) vaccine development and 5) therapeutics solutions.

Join us for this virtual session on Friday, June 12, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT. BIOE Advisory Board members will give short presentations covering these topics and share their perspectives on areas where more thought leadership is needed. This will be followed by a general session where participants can both ask questions and brainstorm potential ways  BIOE – faculty, staff, students, or alumni – can help.

Although registration is not required for this event, we ask you to register if you know in advance that you plan to attend. This will better enable us to share event updates, if necessary.

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