Virtual Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium

MBB Event

Considering the current COVID-19 operational environment, the beginning of government travel restrictions and the commitment of all co-houses to provide a valueable, impactful and safe event, we are moving this in-person event to a virtual platform.  We invite you to participate in a virtual "MBB-Light" web conference, scheduled for September 29-30, 2021.  There will be no cost to participate in any of the virtual sessions. 

This event is co-hosted by the Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr and United States Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center, NCBiotech and the UNC System.

Medical Support to the Warfighter will connect businesses in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that require or purchase medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, medical information technology and medical services.  Representatives from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, their prime vendors and major contractors – from national commands and from bases, commands and facilities in North Carolina – will highlight current technology or resource gaps and needs, future requirements and procurement processes to supply military and federal medical facilities and agencies.  All medical-related businesses in North Carolina – large or small, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers – will benefit from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, from informal networking with buyers and users, and from exhibiting or viewing demonstrations of the latest medical technologies designed to support America’s warfighters.

The Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter portion of this conference will include sessions on Innovations in Austere Medical Challenges, Infectious Disease and future Pandemic Preparedness, and a discussion of efforts to optimize military Human Performance to improve the readiness of service members.



Sessions will include the following: 

September 29, 2021

  • Fort Bragg Research Institute Update and Future Requirements for Tactical Medicine
  • Austere Medical Challenges
  • Requirements and Acquisitions Processes: Dept. of Veterans Affairs & NC Veterans Affairs Facilities
  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs One-On-One Meetings (by invitation only)

September 30, 2021

  • COVID-19 Lessons Learned: Medical Response, Pharmaceuticals, PPE and Contracting Opportunities
  • Infectious Disease and Future Pandemic Preparedness
  • Optimizing Military Physical and Mental Human Performance
  • Human Performance Advanced Technology Showcase (by invitation only)

Visit the symposium website for agenda updates, session summaries, and sponsorship opportunities.


You must register. Virtual login credentials will be emailed out a few days prior to the Virtual Symposium to everyone registered.  If you have any questions, contact Courtney Smedick at



No Cost to Attend
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