DLH Conducting Trials and Leading Studies Related to COVID-19
New Contracts Expected to Add Over $15 Million in Revenue
Atlanta, Georgia – July 21, 2020 – DLH, a leading provider of innovative healthcare research, services and solutions to federal agencies, today announced that it has recently been awarded multiple task orders and contracts related to COVID-19 testing and analysis that are expected to add at least $15 million of incremental revenue, with the majority anticipated in calendar 2020. The task orders encompass the evaluation of various treatment alternatives and the impact of COVID-19 on other chronic conditions, as well as the development of health communication tools to exchange emerging data among numerous scientific stakeholders. These efforts are being performed for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“DLH has supported the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for decades in the fight against infectious diseases, and we are proud to continue in the current effort addressing COVID-19,” said DLH President and Chief Executive Officer Zach Parker. “As the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases continues to lead the national response to finding vaccines and therapeutics to combat this novel coronavirus pandemic, DLH will draw on its contract research organization (CRO) expertise, leveraging clinical research services to establish a platform to rapidly evaluate multiple therapeutic products. Through these recent awards, we will leverage our epidemiological and clinical trials expertise and manage a consortium of partners to secure the necessary patients and conduct clinical trials to achieve success in the battle against this pandemic.”
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