SiO2's Supplies Science Receives $64 Million Contract From U.S. Gov to Help Further Scale Up of Superior Main Packaging Platform for Organic Medicine and Vaccines

SiO2 Supplies Science, a U.S. superior supplies science company introducing breakthrough disruptive expertise for containment techniques for organic prescribed drugs, vaccines, and molecular diagnostics, at this time introduced a $64 million settlement with the federal authorities.

The settlement with the Division of Protection’s Joint Program Govt Workplace for Chemical, Organic, Radiological, and Nuclear Protection (JPEO-CBRND) in partnership with the Biomedical Superior Analysis and Growth Authority (BARDA), a part of the Workplace of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response on the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies, helps extra infrastructure of the corporate’s state-of-the-art, patented, main packaging containment system platform for storing novel organic vaccines and therapeutics together with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

SiO2’s patented supplies science is a mixture of a plastic container with a microscopic, undetectable to the bare eye, pure glass coating for organic medicine and vaccines.

In accordance with Lawrence Ganti, President of SiO2, “We now have been collaborating with the US Authorities to scale our home infrastructure in help of the present pandemic. This extra funding helps additional growth of our infrastructure together with a facility to deal with our superior fully-automated manufacturing traces and a temperature-controlled warehouse for uncooked supplies and completed product stock.”

Important traits of SiO2’s patented supplies science platform embody offering drug and vaccines containment techniques which improve thermal stability and integrity, chemical stability, a gasoline barrier, mechanical sturdiness, together with no breakage.

With a thermal stability vary of -196˚C to 121˚C and with a seal integrity right down to -80˚C, the SiO2 vials, syringes, cartridges and blood assortment tubes present the best main container system for therapies and blood samples in any storage situations.

Chemical stability permits the product to be secure and appropriate for a variety of drug characterizations together with pH ranges from 3-14; there is no such thing as a threat of delamination and no metallic ions as noticed with glass vials.

With a gasoline barrier, SiO2 vials have gasoline permeation properties like glass and due to this fact present the shelf life required and stability required by many therapies. SiO2 vials can also stand up to 1,500 kilos of direct power which probably saves thousands and thousands of {dollars} from breaking on filling traces and minimizes loss within the provide chain, and the vials are shatterproof, making them secure to be used by healthcare workers and sufferers.

SiO2’s containers are precision molded with as much as 15 occasions extra dimensional consistency than glass, enabling error-free operation with autoinjectors and different drug supply units.

SiO2’s patented supplies science was developed in Auburn, Alabama, over 10 years with the help of consultants from 4 main U.S. analysis establishments, College of California, Santa Barbara, College of Chicago, MIT, and Harvard, and included the participation of Dr. Glenn Fredrickson, one of the vital outstanding materials scientists in the USA.

“The SiO2 vials clear up vital challenges within the commercialization of vaccines and organic medicine, which presently can’t be solved by glass or plastic vials,” Fredrickson mentioned. “Bringing this superior coating to market will allow pharmaceutical producers to soundly and extra quickly deploy their vital merchandise.”

SiO2 at present employs greater than 500 engineers, scientists and technicians, most of whom stay in Lee County, Alabama, in a 300,000 sq. foot manufacturing campus in Auburn.

Bobby Abrams, Chief Govt Officer of SiO2, said, “The pandemic presents an infinite problem for all folks. We’re extraordinarily grateful to proceed our collaboration with the US Authorities businesses and are honored to be a key participant in bringing again superior manufacturing to the USA.”

About SiO2 Supplies Science:

SiO2 Supplies Science is a complicated supplies science company introducing breakthrough disruptive expertise serving the biopharma, molecular diagnostic, and shopper healthcare industries. The corporate is situated in Auburn, Alabama. The corporate has deep partnerships with main professors on the foremost analysis universities resembling College of California – Santa Barbara, College of Chicago, and MIT.. For extra info, go to

About HHS, ASPR, and BARDA:

HHS works to reinforce and defend the well being and well-being of all Individuals, offering for efficient well being and human providers and fostering advances in drugs, public well being, and social providers. The mission of ASPR is to save lots of lives and defend Individuals from twenty first century well being safety threats. Inside ASPR, BARDA invests within the innovation, superior analysis and improvement, acquisition, and manufacturing of medical countermeasures – vaccines, medicine, therapeutics, diagnostic instruments, and non-pharmaceutical merchandise wanted to fight well being safety threats. To study extra in regards to the whole-of-America response to the coronavirus pandemic, go to and for extra details about BARDA’s COVID-19 portfolio, go to

Concerning the JPEO-CBRND:

The Joint Program Govt Workplace for Chemical, Organic, Radiological and Nuclear Protection (JPEO-CBRND) is the Joint Service’s lead for improvement, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle help of chemical, organic, radiological, and nuclear protection tools and medical countermeasures. As an efficient acquisition program, the JPEO-CBRND places succesful and supportable techniques within the fingers of the service members and first responders, when and the place it’s wanted, at an reasonably priced worth. Our imaginative and prescient is a resilient Joint Pressure, enabled to combat and win unencumbered by a chemical, organic, radiological, or nuclear atmosphere, championed by progressive and state-of-the-art options.


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