Challenges, progress, and opportunities: proceedings of the filovirus medical countermeasures workshop

Viruses. 2014 Jul 9;6(7):2673-97. doi: 10.3390/v6072673.


On August 22-23, 2013, agencies within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sponsored the Filovirus Medical Countermeasures (MCMs) Workshop as an extension of the activities of the Filovirus Animal Non-clinical Group (FANG). The FANG is a federally-recognized multi-Agency group established in 2011 to coordinate and facilitate U.S. government (USG) efforts to develop filovirus MCMs. The workshop brought together government, academic and industry experts to consider the needs for filovirus MCMs and evaluate the status of the product development pipeline. This report summarizes speaker presentations and highlights progress and challenges remaining in the field.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Neutralizing / administration & dosage
  • Antibodies, Viral / biosynthesis*
  • Filoviridae / immunology*
  • Filoviridae / pathogenicity
  • Filoviridae Infections / immunology
  • Filoviridae Infections / prevention & control*
  • Filoviridae Infections / virology
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Cellular / drug effects
  • Immunity, Humoral / drug effects
  • Mice
  • United States
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Vaccines, DNA
  • Viral Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Viral Vaccines / biosynthesis
  • Viral Vaccines / immunology*
  • Virus Replication / drug effects


  • Antibodies, Neutralizing
  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Vaccines, DNA
  • Viral Vaccines