MxD, the national digital manufacturing and cybersecurity institute, announced that its project teams have been awarded nearly $6.25 million by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to establish a rapid response medical goods supply chain marketplace and to advance data analysis to track future demand signals.
MxD’s awards represent two of the 13 total high-impact projects that NIST awarded for research, development, and testbeds for pandemic response. The nearly $54 million in total funding was provided by the American Rescue Act.
“Long before the pandemic, we were in the business of solving hard problems by forging new coalitions of researchers, manufacturers, and technologists,” said Dr. Federico Sciammarella, MxD President and Chief Technology Officer. “These projects will enable MxD and its partners to put the tools in place for more agile supply chains when the next major public health challenge arises.”