Disease Intervention & Prevention (DIP)
The DIP Program aids in the development of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to reduce the severity of infection, if not cure infection. Scientists at Texas Biomed are, for example, working to develop new vaccines for HIV and Ebola; new drugs for malaria and schistosomiasis, and new diagnostics for tuberculosis. Texas Biomed is looking to expand into new areas related to Disease Intervention & Prevention:
- Understanding the mechanisms of multi-drug resistance and development of interventions and prevention protocols for hospital acquire infection, including the study of biofilms.
- Advancing novel approaches for point of care diagnostics; understanding mechanisms of virulence and new avenues for rapid and accurate diagnosis and treatment
- Next generation vaccine development to induce durable protective immune responses to increase effectiveness of vaccines.