Coronavirus company news – DARPA selects Continuity Pharma to develop continuous manufacturing technology – Jordanian armed forces to support new weekend curfew enforcement

7 October 2020 (Last Updated October 7th, 2020 11:32)

7 October

The US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has awarded Purdue University-affiliated company Continuity Pharma a $1.5m grant to support the agency’s efforts to fill supply chain gaps for critical drug products. The company will develop continuous manufacturing technology to move generic drug production to the US. Purdue professor of organic chemistry and Continuity co-founder and chief scientific officer David Thompson said: “We are one step closer to ensuring the availability of essential medicines to patients in need.”

Jordan National Center for Security and Crisis Management crisis cell operations director Mazen Faraiah has announced the deployment of armed forces to help enforce a new weekend curfew, reported Arab News. The forces will be deployed in “all governates of the kingdom”. The curfew is expected to help limit the spread of Covid-19 in the country, which has seen a rise in the number of positive cases and deaths.

The “Cactus Covid Task Force” created by US Army Reserve Sustainment Command 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) is continuing to protect the health and safety of personnel. The ESC maintains its readiness to be prepared to fight anytime. The Task Force makes sure information flows across the organisation and that it uses all available resources to decrease soldier exposure.