Frequently Asked Questions
Developing medical countermeasures is complicated. If you have questions, you're not alone. Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often.
Q: What does DynPort do?
A: DynPort manages product development programs for U.S. government agencies, and provides consulting, technical and project management services to companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. We work with research institutions and other companies to help the government protect our nation against emerging diseases and possible bioterror threats.
Q: What products are you working on?
Our products include vaccines and therapeutics to protect against emerging infectious diseases, biological and chemical warfare threat agents and seasonal and pandemic influenza. We also manage a Phase 1 clinical trial unit.
Q: How is DynPort involved in biodefense?
A: DynPort was one of the first biological defense companies in Maryland. The company was formed specifically to work on a biodefense contract for the Department of Defense. For more than 13 years now we’ve been developing a variety of biodefense vaccines and therapeutics. DynPort’s Vaccinia Immune Globulin (VIGIV) was one of the first FDA-licensed biodefense products.
Q: How long has DynPort been a CSC company?
A: Since 2004. DynPort was formed in 1997 as a joint venture between DynCorp (which was later acquired by CSC) and Porton International Inc., a member of the Ipsen Group. In 2004, CSC acquired Porton’s interest in DynPort and became our sole parent company. DynPort is part of CSC's North American Public Sector, Civil Group.
Q: How did you get the name DynPort?
A: Our prior owners. DynCorp + Porton = DynPort
Q: Are you affiliated with BioPort?
A: DynPort is not affiliated with Emergent Biosolutions, Inc., formerly known as BioPort.
Q: How does DynPort fit into CSC?
A: CSC brings a long and distinguished record of leadership in the healthcare market—nationally and worldwide—integrating commercial best practices with Government healthcare requirements, from development of healthcare systems to delivery of biodefense products. DynPort's specialty in program management for advanced development of biopharmaceutical products complements the extensive offerings of CSC and its Civil division, providing customers with fully integrated services for human health.
Q: What has DynPort accomplished?
A: We’ve furthered the development of vaccines against smallpox and anthrax, and we’re still working on botulinum neurotoxin and plague vaccines for our DoD customers. We’ve also branched out into public health, adding vaccines against seasonal and pandemic influenza to our pipeline in 2006. DynPort has advanced eight products into clinical trials in the last 10 years, including Phase 3 and overseas trials.
Q: What types of vaccine technology does DynPort have experience with?
A: Our experience includes:
- Alternative vaccine delivery systems
- Biological and chemical defense
- Biological therapeutics
- Emerging infectious diseases
- Live attenuated vaccines
- Recombinant vaccines
- Therapeutic polyclonal antibodies
Q: Does DynPort specialize in certain elements of program management?
A: We have comprehensive experience in all facets of program management for government contracts. Programs managed by DynPort typically include all or most of these areas:
- Biological and clinical data management
- Clinical trial management
- Contract life cycle management
- Manufacturing, testing and analytical services
- Nonclinical design and testing management
- Product and clinical quality assurance
- Product development strategy and management
- Regulatory oversight and strategy
Q: Are you looking for partners?
A: We are always looking for qualified subcontractors, manufacturers, CROs and research facilities. We work with more than 200 subcontractors, research centers and universities worldwide. Please visit our Team With DynPort page for more on working with us.
Q: Do you need lab or manufacturing supplies/equipment?
A: No. DynPort does not maintain laboratory or manufacturing facilities; we work with qualified subcontractors to fill these needs. We do not have a direct need for lab or manufacturing equipment. Please visit our small business procurement page for more on what we purchase.
Q: Are you hiring? How do I apply?
A: We post job openings as they become available. We are only able to accept applications via the online CSC Careers system. We cannot accept resumes by email. To locate DynPort jobs in the system, search by location for United States-->Maryland-->Frederick. You may also enter the requisition number to search for a position. Requisition numbers are posted on the job openings page next to each listing.
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Want to learn more about how we work with our government clients and subcontractors to develop medical countermeasures? Check out our case studies.