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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2312-2316; doi:10.3390/v4102312
Editorial

An Interagency Collaboration to Facilitate Development of Filovirus Medical Countermeasures

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Received: 14 October 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 19 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Filovirus Research 2012)
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Abstract: The Filovirus Animal Non-Clinical Group (FANG) is a US interdepartmental and interagency group established to support and facilitate the advanced development of filovirus Medical Countermeasures (MCM), both vaccines and therapeutics. It is co-led by one representative from the Department of Defense (DoD), the first author, and one from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the second author. The FANG membership includes operational level program staff and Subject Matter Experts (SME) from performing organizations as well as scientific staff and program managers from DoD and HHS funding and regulatory agencies. Focus areas include animal models, assays, reagents, product manufacture and characterization, and other interagency product development issues that will support Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensure of safe and effective filovirus MCMs. The FANG continues to develop strategies to address broadly applicable and interagency product development challenges relevant to filovirus MCM development. This paper summarizes FANG structure and accomplishments and is meant to heighten community awareness of this government-led collaborative effort.
Keywords: biodefense; Ebola; ebolavirus; FANG; Filovirida; filovirus; Filovirus Animal Non-Clinical Group; Marburg virus; marburgvirus; medical countermeasures biodefense; Ebola; ebolavirus; FANG; Filovirida; filovirus; Filovirus Animal Non-Clinical Group; Marburg virus; marburgvirus; medical countermeasures
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Kilgore, N.; Nuzum, E.O. An Interagency Collaboration to Facilitate Development of Filovirus Medical Countermeasures. Viruses 2012, 4, 2312-2316.

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Kilgore N, Nuzum EO. An Interagency Collaboration to Facilitate Development of Filovirus Medical Countermeasures. Viruses. 2012; 4(10):2312-2316.

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Kilgore, Nicole; Nuzum, Edwin O. 2012. "An Interagency Collaboration to Facilitate Development of Filovirus Medical Countermeasures." Viruses 4, no. 10: 2312-2316.


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