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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

503 Robert Grant Avenue
Silver Spring, MD, USA

Category: Federal/State Institute

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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is diverse biomedical research laboratory in the department of defense. The mission of the company is to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to DOD and U.S. Army requirements and delivers life saving products including knowledge, technology, and medical materiel that sustain the combat effectiveness of the war fighter. Its vision is to be the premier DOD biomedical research organization, constantly relevant, integrating basic research and advanced technology that protects, projects, and sustains the war fighter today, invents global medical solutions for the future, and keeps the war fighter on point for the Nation.

WRAIR's core capabilities include: antigen discovery and vaccine development for militarily relevant pathogens, drug discovery to address military needs, pilot production of quality biologicals that conform to good manufacturing practices, testing of candidate vaccines, drugs, and devices in endemic areas to counter infectious diseases, etc.

WRAIR develops and field tested antimalarial drugs, such as mefloquine, halofantrine, and tafenoquine, which provide treatment alternatives for drug-resistant strains. It also works on advanced molecular, genetic, and biomedical technologies to produce candidate malaria vaccines. It launched the Multidrug-resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) in response to the recent epidemic of Gram-negative multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) nosocomial and wound infections in the U.S.