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Availability of Medical Countermeasures and US Biosecurity

Behind the Scenes in Biosecurity-Video Interviews with Leaders in the Field

September 17, 2012

 

Speaker: Phyllis Arthur, Senior Director, Vaccines, Immunotherapeutics and Diagnostics Policy, Biotechnology Industry Organization

The timely availability of medical countermeasures-drugs, vaccines and other medical resources needed for a robust response-is a key component of US biosecurity. Ms. Arthur discusses the role of public-private partnerships in drug and vaccine development and production and broadly outlines the roles that Congress, the Administration, and the private sector play regarding US biodefense policy.

As a senior leader at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Ms. Arthur has a unique and critical role at the interface between the resources and requirements of the US government and the research, development, manufacturing, and production capabilities of private industry.