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Gen Dyn in Army medical research support

  |   Sept. 11, 2012 at 2:36 PM
FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A $41.8 million U.S. Army task order has been given to General Dynamics Information Technology to support vaccine, drug and medical device development programs.

The task order to support the Army's Medical Materiel Development Activity was given by the U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command and has a term of 4 years, 7 months.

"Medical research plays a critical role in ensuring that U.S. servicemen and servicewomen are protected before, during and after a mission," said Marcus Collier, senior vice president, Health and Civilian Solutions division, General Dynamics Information Technology.

"Our unique combination of health, military and IT expertise will help the USAMMDA develop new leading-edge medical solutions."

General Dynamics said that under the order it will deliver services to help the USAMMDA guide new medical technologies through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory and certification process. It will also develop plans to bring the new products into service. Included will be medical research and clinical trial expertise.

Working with General Dynamics for the work is Tunnell Government Services Inc., a life sciences technical services consulting firm.

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