How to Overcome the Funding Gap for Biotech Start-Ups

At Biotech Week Boston, we sat down with Tyler Merkeley, Health Scientist, Head of Special Projects & Portfolio Management at BARDA for an exclusive interview. He was also a panelist on the discussion on “How to Overcome the Funding Gap for Biotech Start-ups and Emerging Companies“.

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services office responsible for procurement and development of countermeasures principally against bioterrorism, but also including chemical, nuclear and radiological threats. Naturally, they are responsible for a national preparedness for pandemic and emerging threats.

In this interview, Tyler explores the relationship between the government and BARDA with start-ups. Specifically discussing;

  • What elements of overcoming the funding gap for biotech start-ups are especially relevant to BARDA’s work?
  • What is the impact to the industry when good start-ups with great technologies¬†fail in early stages from lack of funding?
  • What advice do you have for start-up companies who are looking to innovate this space?

To learn more, join us at the upcoming BPI West in San Francisco, CA from February 27th to March 2nd 0r in Amsterdam, April 24-25 for BPI Europe.

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