R&D

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R&D

(Research and Development) Refers to the effort required to create a new product. It includes the exploration phase that determines the viability of the project and methods for proceeding as well as all the design and manufacturing stages required to yield a working product.
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According to the report, 90% of the worldwide expenditure on health research and development is devoted to major health problems affecting less than 10% of the world's population primarily the people living in the wealthier nations that have the research capabilities, says Rachel Nugent, a program director of health and economic development for the NIH's John E.
The overall goal of the RCE program is to develop and maintain strong infrastructure and multifaceted research and development activities that will provide the scientific information and translational research capacity to make the next generation of therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics against the CDC Category A-C Agents (http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/agentlist.asp#catagoryadiseases), with particular emphasis on Category A.
This RFA invites research institutions and groups of investigators to form consortia and develop applications for programs to address the fundamental research and development questions that will provide the information needed to counter the threat of bioterrorism.

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