HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HL7

Health Level Seven International

 
IND

investigational new drug

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRB

institutional review board

 
LRN

CDC Laboratory Response Network

 
MBF

mobile bioprocessing facility

MCM

medical countermeasure

MIMIC

Modular IMmune In Vitro Constructs

MRSA

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

 
NBSB

National Biodefense Science Board

NCTR

FDA National Center for Toxicological Research

NIAID

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NRC

National Research Council

 
PCAST

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

PHEMCE

Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise

PK/PD

pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic

PSTC

Predictive Safety Testing Consortium

 
RNA

ribonucleic acid

 
SNS

Strategic National Stockpile

 
VAERS

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

VXDS

Voluntary Exploratory Data Submission program



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