Our industry is uniquely positioned to respond to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Life Science Tennessee is actively communicating with elected officials, state agencies, and industry partners to ensure Tennessee is at the forefront of combating the virus and taking proper action to keep the state safe during the global outbreak.

Below are resources available to companies and research institutions supporting the development of innovative approaches and therapies to combat COVID-19.

Industry Resources

  • BIO Hub: This hub enables users to post requests for urgently needed items and announce the availability of supplies and capacity. The portal connects in real-time through customized and searchable postings.
  • BARDA Hub: The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) launched a hub where they are carefully reviewing all research opportunities that are submitted on it. You can request a meeting if you are working on a vaccine, diagnostic, therapeutic, or offering some other service or product.
  • Project N95: Hospitals and suppliers can sign up for this national PPE clearinghouse.
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: An overview of guidance for businesses and employers.
  • World Health Organization: General updates on the pandemic.

Tennessee Resources

Business Resources

  • SBA Guide: The U.S. Small Business Administration has put together this resource guide, including how to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Checklist: This helpful checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce includes information on applying for COVID-19 emergency small business loans.

Latest News

COVID-19 Update: August 26

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The city of Nashville is playing a key role in coronavirus vaccine development. Both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College are involved in two Phase III clinical trials that are expected to enroll thousands of Nashvillians. Meanwhile, [...]

COVID-19 Update: August 5

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On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, August 10, for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services, and laws governing the Capitol grounds. This [...]

COVID-19 Update: July 29

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee rejected White House advisor Dr. Deborah Birx's recommendation that bars should close and restaurants should reduce dining capacity to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, which officials warn is on the [...]