The JPM CBRN Medical RAIDR - Repurposing Framework (RF) is a complete process that facilitates the rapid delivery of a medical countermeasure (MCM) to the warfighter, or to the general population, as needed. It includes the Repurposing Scorecard and a Repurposing Report format. Together, these tools are used to identify the likelihood that an MCM will make a successful repurposing candidate, compare one MCM against another, maintain records, and communicate results. They are used to socialize repurposing recommendations, and to keep track of the MCMs and associated literature that supports them.
Conceived through the collaboration of a working group of subject matter experts comprised of regulatory and quality analysts, logisticians, strategists, scientists, and attorneys, the RF is a creative way to assess existing medical technology for added benefit. It can provide key medical interventions during the extended period it may take to get effective and specific vaccines and treatments online, much more quickly (months versus years) than standard development and acquisition, without a loss of safety, efficacy, or quality. The RF is used to quickly document findings and provide recommendations to the DOD and other implementing organizations, based on technical reviews. The cost of repurposing is very low relative to development, while maintaining the same medical benefit. Repurposed drugs are more sustainable as they are already in production, with existing infrastructures and supply chains.
Colonel Ryan Eckmeier
Joint Project Manager for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Joint Project Management Office