Army experts reach out to industry to develop medical technology to contain COVID-19 novel coronavirus

March 23, 2020
Researchers try to speed fielding of technologies for test and treatment, patient-monitoring, and medication for non-hospital environments.

FORT DETRICK, Md. – A consortium of medical researchers working with the U.S. Army is looking for help in finding technology solutions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and treat those with the COVID-19 disease, according to a new presolicitation notice posted last week. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

23 March 2020 -- The notice (MTEC-Presolicitation-COVID-19) states interest in rapid tests for the virus, repurposed FDA-approved drugs, and predictive modeling that could use artificial intelligence (AI) to track the virus’s spread.

The notice was developed by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) in Summerville, S.C., a group that works with the Army and other government agencies to develop advanced medical technology.

Army researchers are trying to speed fielding of test and treatment equipment, patient-monitoring technologies, and medication to treat COVID-19 in non-hospital environments. More information is online at

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