Masks are likely in our future. 
Can we design a better one? 

New Incubator, 2 Ask Me Anythings from BARDA DRIVe

New Incubator
BARDA Mask Innovation Challenge: Phase 2
This Incubator will focus on, but is not limited to, discussing the opportunities for new mask designs, Mask Challenge judging criteria to aid in the selection of the best mask design, engagement strategies for early stage innovators, the most important features of development and novel testing methodologies for currently available masks and atypical designs (i.e., air curtains, etc.), and development timelines for competitors in Phase 2 of the challenge. 
Go to Incubator
Ask Me Anything 1
Exploring Program Strategy for Phase 2 of the Mask Innovation Challenge
Thursday, July 8, 2-4 p.m. ET

Hosted by Kumiko Lippold, PhD, MPH  

Program Manager of the Mask Innovation Challenge, BARDA DRIVe

Ask Me Anything 2
Novel Testing Methods & Data Points for Mask Evaluations
Thursday, July 15, 2-4 p.m. ET

Hosted by Kumiko Lippold, PhD, MPH  

Program Manager of the Mask Innovation Challenge, BARDA DRIVe



Episode 6 | Eye-trackers: Novel Technology for Concussion and Brain Health Research

Wednesday, June 30 @ 7p.m. ET
Rosina Samadani, Ph.D.
CEO, Oculogica

Dr. Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Minnesota

Neurosurgeon, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center

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