Any facet of medical research relating to homeland defense and security, public health/global health, or military operations.

Recent Inquiries

COVID-19 Delta Variant

HDIAC received a technical inquiry on the transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant and the efficacy of vaccines against those variants. Initial research has shown that the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant (B.1.617.2 lineage) is 43%-60% more…

Staff Sgt. Nathan Harris, 96th Medical Group medical laboratory technician, places a patient sample in a molecular diagnostic analyzer used to test for COVID-19 May 1 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. It takes approximately 70 minutes to process each panel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

COVID-19 Test Kits and Reagents

HDIAC provided supplementary analysis to a DSIAC inquiry concerning different types of reagents used for COVID test kits. Research into different types of testing and collection methods was conducted, including antigen and antibody tests, reverse…

Ultrasonic patch

Wearable Diagnostic Devices to Measure Infections

USAMMDA submitted a technical inquiry asking for a summary of wearable diagnostic devices that could measure viral and/or bacterial infections. HDIAC was also able to identify and use current studies designed for the detection of…

Articles

Military Medical Research Leads to 18 New Cancer Drugs, Other Devices

In just the past year, they’ve been working on new, high-tech treatments for major health problems like cancer, severe hearing loss, and genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy. While the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, known…

small spherical structures in the center of the image are SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. The string-like protrusions extending from the cells are cell projections or pseudopodium.

NIH Researchers Identify Potential New Antiviral Drug for COVID-19: Compound Targets Essential Viral Enzyme and Prevents Replication in Cells

The experimental drug TEMPOL may be a promising oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, suggests a study of cell cultures by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. TEMPOL can limit SARS-CoV-2 infection by impairing the…

FDA In Brief: FDA Announces Draft Guidances to Help Increase Transparency, Assist Reporting and Timely Completion for Certain Medical Device Studies After FDA Approval or Clearance

The following quote is attributed to William Maisel, M.D., chief medical officer and director of the Office of Product Evaluation and Quality in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health: “Today, the FDA issued two…

Webinars

Taking Exercise Conditioning Past Conventional Boundaries

Physical performance capacity is critical to the Warfighter to be able to carry out the mission.  Competitive sports have pushed for improvements in conditioning throughout history, but the implication for work-related endeavors or health may…

The First Responder Vaccine Initiative

In 2001, anthrax was deliberately sent to multiple targets via the U.S. Postal System. In response to the attacks, several emergency responders began a grassroots advocacy program called Project Equal Immunization Policies & Practices (EQUIPP)….

The Continued Threat of Infectious Diseases to the U.S. Military

The U.S. military is an expeditionary force and constantly engaged in global missions. During deployment, servicemembers are often at risk from infectious diseases which have the potential to make the individual and the unit mission…

Events

Technology Requirements and Innovation Awareness Days

At TRIAD events, companies will link directly to U.S. Combatant Commands Science & Technology Scouts who are tasked with finding solutions to the needs of the U.S. Warfighter and socializing those solutions with decision-makers in…

2nd Global Webinar on Forensic Science

The 2nd Forensic Science Webinar will focus on the theme “Insights and Innovations in Forensic Science:  Progressing to the Future.” World-class experts in forensic science, forensic toxicology, healthcare science, forensic nursing, forensic medicine, criminology, fingerprint…

Surgery and Anesthesia World Forum

Global surgery market is anticipated to expand at a massive growth with an increase in the number of surgical procedures in aging population, cases of road accidents, increased healthcare expenditure, technological advancements, patient affordability, and…