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Coronavirus Leads To New Military Biomed Collaborations In San Antonio

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San Antonio recently formed a Military Life Science Research Working Group to focus on how the community could partner with the military to help them meet their medical mission requirements and leverage military medical research for commercialization.

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, entities like the Army Institute of Surgical Research, the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, and the Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing — and other local research institutions—are racing to come up with solutions to new problems.

TPR’s Carson Frame sat down with Corey Levenson, the city’s Military Medical Innovation Director, to get an update on their work, which includes vaccine development, sterilization of personal protective equipment and more.

Carson Frame can be reached at Carson@TPR.org and on Twitter at @carson_frame.

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Carson Frame can be reached carson@tpr.org and on Twitter at @carson_frame