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    Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department      

    Ft. Belvoir, VA, US  

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    John Benson
    Scott Vadnais
    Scott Vadnais
    Diane Williams

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    Recent Videos

    Muscle Cells in a Dish

    Muscle Cells in a Dish

    11.12.2021 | Courtesy Video
    The nervous system is the body’s network for receiving input from the senses, for telling muscles how to move, and for managing involuntary...
    Assessing Biohazards Lurking in the Air

    Assessing Biohazards Lurking in the Air

    10.07.2021 | Courtesy Video
    Aerosolized pathogens can secretly lurk in the air without activating any of the human senses—they are tasteless, odorless, inaudible, and...
    DTRA-JSTO Overview

    DTRA-JSTO Overview

    03.30.2021 | Courtesy Video
    This video is the official overview of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Technologies Department in its role as...

    Recent News Stories

    Putting SARS-COV-2 in a Bind

    Putting SARS-COV-2 in a Bind

    10.27.2021 | Courtesy Story
    Nanosponge platform technology shows promise to effectively treat emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Early testing indicates...
    Out for Less Blood

    Out for Less Blood

    10.27.2021 | Courtesy Story
    New studies that find equivalence between venous and finger-stick blood collection could improve diagnostic testing for warfighters in austere...
    Off Target. Dead On.

    Off Target. Dead On.

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Story
    Targeting host proteins could defeat dangerous alphaviruses. Alphaviruses exist globally and are responsible for a considerable number of human...
    Time After Time’s Up

    Time After Time’s Up

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Story
    Enzyme “resurrectors” offer a wider window to treat exposures to nerve agents. Medical countermeasures (MCMs) known as “resurrectors”...
    Small. Simple. Sensitive. Specific.

    Small. Simple. Sensitive. Specific.

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Story
    Project DaT Promises It All. Rapid tests, or assays, to detect a biological presence of a known target or potential hazard can play a critical...
    Just Add Water

    Just Add Water

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Story
    Advancements in biomanufacturing are bringing on-demand, shelf-stable vaccines to the front lines. By the year 2050, it is estimated that up to...
    All in One Breath

    All in One Breath

    09.08.2021 | Courtesy Story
    Promising advancements in breath diagnostics for infection detection and early intervention. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA)...

    Recent Publications

    JSTO in the News - 07.29.2021

    JSTO in the News - 07.29.2021

    Making the Connection: Activating muscle cells in a dish to aid in chem-bio medical countermeasure discovery and development; On the Mend: The...
    JSTO in the News - 06.23.2021

    JSTO in the News - 06.23.2021

    Talking the Same Talk - mining big data using cheminformatics to develop medical countermeasures; Down the Line - how Ebola is contracted...
    JSTO in the News - 03.31.2021

    JSTO in the News - 03.31.2021

    Saving Our Hides: A Kit for Every Occasion; On Location: CBRN systems are being adapted to go more places with the warfighter.

    Recent Images

    Putting SARS-COV-2 in a Bind

    Putting SARS-COV-2 in a Bind

    10.27.2021 | Courtesy Photo
    Nanosponges attract and capture virus cells to help prevent them from causing infection. (UC San Diego image)
    Out for Less Blood

    Out for Less Blood

    10.27.2021 | Courtesy Photo
    FilmArray assays being performed by Umaru Bangura and Rashid Ansumana. (Photo by Tomasz Leski) Victoria Baio extracts DNA from patient samples....
    Off Target. Dead On.

    Off Target. Dead On.

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Photo
    A structural model of the interaction of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV) E2 with GRP78. VEEV E2 is shown in green and GRP78 in blue....
    Time After Time’s Up

    Time After Time’s Up

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Photo
    25th Infantry Division soldiers test their knowledge of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards during their...
    Small. Simple. Sensitive. Specific.

    Small. Simple. Sensitive. Specific.

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Photo
    Envisioned final form factor for the Dial-A-Threat module as developed by DEVCOM-CBC uses an interlocked design for various modules to generate...
    Just Add Water

    Just Add Water

    09.30.2021 | Courtesy Photo
    Advancements in biomanufacturing are bringing on-demand, shelf-stable vaccines to the front lines.
    All in One Breath

    All in One Breath

    09.08.2021 | Courtesy Photo
    APPLICATIONS OF BREATH ANALYSIS: Point-of-Care field testing of exposure to contagious infections. (Defense Imagery by MC3 Brian Wilbur) Breath...