I thought I would go south for a minute and write a quick post on a Saturday morning about the Walter Reed Pilot Bioproduction facility. With so much bad press hindering progress down at the Silver Spring facility, and the subsequent re-deployment of the former commander to Ft Detrick, I guess that is enough of a link to Frederick County Biotech that this topic is postworthy.
I was inspired by an e-mail from an old colleague, Rick M. He persisted after I ragged him about being in MoCo
Just touching base with you. I have some folks that are Frederickites who were wondering when the next get together is. Also wanted to pass along our new website for the Walter Reed Institute of Research Pilot Bioproduction Facility (WRAIR PBF). As you know, we are a facility that manufactures Phase I/Phase II vaccine candidates under cGMP conditions, and we work with BSL2 level microorganisms and viruses. We also have validated sterile vial filling and lyophilization capabilities. This website contains information about our abilities and capabilities as well as WRAIR’s capabilities on a more general basis for clinical trials, research collaborations, etc. I thought you might like to have it in case anyone up there that you know might need these services (we aren’t that well known.
The PBF web pages are available at
here is a link to the PBF home page in the “Divisions” drop down menu.
It looks like a good place to grow your vaccines for the clinic, if you have any to propagate. I just wonder why you would need to go down the road when we have the NIAID Vaccine Pilot Plant off Geoffrey Way, right around the corner from us at FITCI?