Bloomberg Law
June 28, 2021, 7:17 PM

Biden’s Speedy Medical Lab Will ‘Ideally’ Be Up in Fiscal 2022

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

President Joe Biden’s proposed medical research agency could have projects up and running as early as fiscal 2022 to accelerate biomedical breakthroughs even if Congress doesn’t appropriate the entire $6.5 billion request.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health would be housed in the NIH and aims to bring game-changing discoveries to patients in record time through new public-private partnerships for short-term, riskier projects.

“We want this organization to be very, very nimble,” Tara Schwetz, the White House’s point person for ARPA-H, said in an interview. “And so, it would be able to do things that are measured in weeks ...

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