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Human physiology is a limiting factor in the operational readiness of the
United States Department of Defense. When the human body is damaged or a
physiological system is not functioning optimally, interventions are
required to help mend the injury or support continued performance. DARPA
seeks to develop new technological approaches in medicinal chemistry and
systems pharmacology to expand the druggable proteome and discover new
therapeutic tools in the areas of soft tissue pain/inflammation and
metabolic stress that limit optimal physiological function.. This new
platform technology will directly address needs within the Department of
Defense to support the unique physiological demands of the warfighter and
provide proof-of-concept for novel drug discovery and development pipelines.
The Measuring Biological Aptitude (MBA) program aims to address the need for
a more capable fighting force by improving how an individual warfighter
identifies, measures, and tracks personalized biomarkers to help achieve new
levels of performance for specialized roles throughout their career. The MBA
program will give warfighters the ability to understand, in real-time, the
underlying biological processes that govern their own performance by
elucidating the internal expression circuits (e.g., genetic, epigenetic,
metabolomic, etc.) that shape military-relevant cognitive, behavioral, and
physical traits. Simultaneously, the program will create new technologies
for tracking these expression circuits in real time, providing instantaneous
user feedback to aid the warfighter to be successful throughout training,
assessment and selection, and mission execution for their desired military
The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is hosting a Proposers Day for the potential proposer community in support of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Bioelectronics for Tissue Regeneration (BETR) program.
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing BTO programs or other published solicitations.
DARPA seeks expertise in biomimetic chemistry and lifecycle biology of r-selected marine organisms.