Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

A United States Army-backed biomedical research organization. It was founded in 1893 and is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) is a Maryland-based government agency with a biomedical laboratory that researches and develops medical solutions for United States Service members. It has developed vaccines for infectious diseases and also conducts research on physiological resilience and enhanced neurological functioning.

COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, WRAIR increased its research and development of medical solutions at various angles to aid with the pandemic. It partnered with an unknown entity to develop a diagnostic platform to test for the virus as well as developed several versions of novel vaccine candidates based on previous vaccines so that they could be tested on humans. The institute also researched potential drug therapies for the virus.

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Meet the Army Lieutenant Racing to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

Patricia Kime

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March 25, 2020

PATH and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research announce largest-ever controlled malaria infection study

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September 8, 2017

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WRAIR SAAPM PSA 19

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