KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced that it has been awarded a 5-year program from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).
BARDA is within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Under the 5-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with a potential value of up to $100 million, MRIGlobal will support BARDA's mission to develop medical countermeasures and supportive reagents and assays against chemical threat agents for regulatory acceptance in the U.S.
"MRIGlobal has a rich history of providing innovative science and technology solutions to BARDA and we are honored to continue our support," said Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal.
"This contract award shows that BARDA recognizes MRIGlobal as a key partner to accomplish chemical medical defense research goals," said Robert P. Casillas, Ph.D., who will be serving as MRIGlobal's Chief Scientific Officer for the contract.
Task Orders awarded to MRIGlobal will be funded entirely with Federal funds from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, under Contract No. HHSO100201500003I.
MRIGlobal, an independent research and development organization, delivers solutions in global health, national security and defense, and energy and the environment. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering, and program integration and management for clients in industry, government, and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., and operates in nine states and Washington, D.C. MRIGlobal employs more than 500 and manages 2,600-plus workers through management and operations programs with various clients.
MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.