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    Recent Videos

    Respiratory Reinforcements

    Respiratory Reinforcements

    10.19.2023 | Video by Jonathan Bass
    It can be easy to take breathing for granted. Breathing is an automatic reflex which is done without even realizing it. But our lungs are not...
    Body Language

    Body Language

    06.30.2023 | Courtesy Video
    Biomarkers of the body’s natural responses indicate whether an infection is viral or bacterial. MeMed’s Key is the latest way to listen to...
    Travel Sized

    Travel Sized

    05.17.2023 | Courtesy Video
    DNA sequencers that are used to diagnose illnesses once filled an entire room. Fitting one into the palm of a hand can enable an accurate...
    Strong Suit

    Strong Suit

    03.09.2023 | Courtesy Video
    A new system of technologies for chemical and biological (CB) integrated protective gear, the Tactical All Hazards Ensemble (TacHazE), not only...
    2022 CBDST Conference

    2022 CBDST Conference

    02.17.2023 | Courtesy Video
    Mr. Ian Watson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies...

    Recent News Stories

    Synthetic Molecules

    Synthetic Molecules

    01.06.2024 | Courtesy Story
    Benchmarking the platforms to improve DNA synthesis Advancements in DNA synthesis technologies have the potential to lower some of the...
    The Race Against Resistance

    The Race Against Resistance

    01.06.2024 | Courtesy Story
    Biothreats persist in their pursuit; developing new antibiotics is a way to stay ahead. Researchers are developing new antibiotics to combat...
    Frugal Filters, Flawless Performance

    Frugal Filters, Flawless Performance

    01.06.2024 | Courtesy Story
    Costly chemical warfare agent filters are pushed to their full potential by new testing systems. A new Residual Life Indicator (RLI) and Sampling...
    Tough on Chemicals, Gentle on Gear

    Tough on Chemicals, Gentle on Gear

    11.07.2023 | Courtesy Story
    A new class of decontaminants can effectively neutralize chemical warfare agents without damaging military equipment. Newly developed synthetic...
    Widening the Diagnostic Window

    Widening the Diagnostic Window

    11.07.2023 | Courtesy Story
    Portable screening solutions that look for mRNA biomarkers provide effective early detection for a wide array of threats in forward deployed...
    A Pipeline to Success

    A Pipeline to Success

    08.01.2023 | Courtesy Story
    Standardizing the assessment of detection technologies to safeguard the Joint Force from chemical and biological hazards Academic and...

    Recent Publications

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    Synthetic Molecules

    Synthetic Molecules

    01.06.2024 | Courtesy Photo
    Methodology used to compare 120 nucleotide-maximum oligos produced enzymatically (Syntax-100, DNA Script, Inc.) to chemically synthesized 100...
    The Race Against Resistance

    The Race Against Resistance

    01.06.2024 | Courtesy Photo
    Live Vaccine Strain biofilm screening in 96-well plates, (USAMRIID photo by William Discher)
    Tough on Chemicals, Gentle on Gear

    Tough on Chemicals, Gentle on Gear

    11.07.2023 | Courtesy Photo
    Random heteropolymer (RHP) primary sequence and predicted structure in solvent. The chemical pieces that compose the RHP are shown as colored dots...
    Widening the Diagnostic Window

    Widening the Diagnostic Window

    11.07.2023 | Courtesy Photo
    Visual representation of SickStick’s ability to detect infection prior to overt flu symptoms. (Darwin Biosciences image)
    Beyond a Bandage

    Beyond a Bandage

    08.01.2023 | Courtesy Photo
    A technology developer observes test participants using a sprayer, soap, water, sponges, and Veriox wipes. (DTRA JSTO photo)