Creating a National Biodefense Campus
... organizations at Fort Detrick through the establishment
of a loose confederation of research organizations who
are willing to discuss areas of common interest and, if
of benefit to their organization, work in collaboration to
coordinate and synchronize scientific interaction in
areas of mutual inter ...
TELEMEDICINE DEPLOYMENT TO OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
... R. K. Poropatich
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, US Army Medical Research
Medical Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland U.S.A.
Telemedicine support for forward deployed Army Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq was
initiated in 2004. Clinical reach-back consultation ...
MaxCyte Announces a CRADA with US Army Medical Research
View Release - Ichor Medical Systems
... Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV) delivered using Ichor’s TriGrid™
The development of medical countermeasures for biodefense agents and emerging pathogens has
been identified as a priority by DTRA and related government agencies. The VEEV pathogen is
listed as a Cat ...
New England Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense
... Center for Blood Research
Dartmouth Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Global Resurgence of Malaria
... – Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)
– Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
– 5 major research areas
• Infectious diseases
• Combat casualty care
• Operational medicine
... Institute of Research (WRAIR),
National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases
Potential Biological Weapons Threats
... A number of different viruses can cause
hemorrhagic fever. These include (but are not
limited to) Lassa fever, from the Arenaviridae
family; Rift Valley fever and Crimean Congo
hemorrhagic fever, from the Bunyaviridae
family; and Ebola hemorrhagic fever and
Marburg disease, from the Filoviridae fami ...
Biowarfare Agents that are WMD feasible
... these can be bought off the shelf for a few hundred dollars per copy which make PAPRs
as a control as less reliable precursor.
Technical hurdles towards the weaponization process include machining the agent into an
aerosol. This process requires the scientist to have a refined machining capability t ...
Chapter 5 ( Contd.)
... National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Biodefense- the procedures involved in taking defensive
measures against attacks using biological agents.
Vaccines to immunize the public against bioterror attacks.
Diagnostic Tests for first responders and medical personnel to
USAMRMC - Office of Research
... • Provides support to the Command headquarters
and its worldwide network of laboratories and
medical logistics organizations
• USAMRAA also supports the Fort Detrick Garrison
and its military tenant activities, Army-wide
projects sponsored by the Army Surgeon General,
and numerous congressionally ma ...
... BW used for thousands of years back. In the
18th Century French and Indian War One of
the most notorious example, when British
Officers gave blankets from smallpox
victims to Indians aligned with French,
Caused an epidemic in tribes and was
thought an effective means of incapacitating
Weapons of Mass Destruction - Environmental Public Health Today
... Avian Bird Flu
• Bird migration is one possible route of
introduction of highly pathogenic H5N1
virus but it is not known how likely this
• No currently available human vaccine for
• Can give treatment for flu like infection
Operation Directions Governing Management of Infectious
... diseases in humans, and their cultures (medium);
(2) Derivatives of pathogens: refer to the purified and isolated
components of pathogens (such as nucleic acid, plasmid, protein,
etc.), or their secrete products (such as biotoxin);
(3) Materials confirmed to contain pathogens or their derivatives: r ...
... terms of biological warfare at the moment.
The most notable example of modern biological warfare was the 2001 Anthrax Attacks,
which was a very effective instance of bioterrorism. One week after the 9/11 terrorist attack,
biologist Bruce Edwards Ivins sent envelopes of anthrax spores to various medi ...
Bioterrorism - GEOCITIES.ws
... Many countries have bioweapons capability or are in the
process of weaponizing biological agents.
Bioweapons can be used as a deterrent to conventional
warfare or as a ‘perceived threat’.
Adversaries are ‘on their own’ and do not look to the
‘superpowers’ for help.
Biological warfare: the facts - Hong Kong College of Emergency
... easily obtainable from the market as well. Western
universities have also produced an abundance of
graduate in the field of biological science and
From an economy point of view, BW is affordable.
The start-up cost is far less than those of nuclear
weapons. It was estimated that to ach ...
Technical information on biological hazards
... a risk of dispersal among the population may occur,
but effective preventive measures or treatment are
4. Biological agent that causes severe illness in humans
and represents a serious risk for employees; the risk
of dispersal among the population is high under some
Fort Detrick /ˈdiːtrɪk/ is a United States Army Medical Command installation located in Frederick, Maryland. Historically, Fort Detrick was the center of the US biological weapons program from 1943 to 1969. Since the discontinuation of that program, it has hosted most elements of the United States biological defense program.As of the early 2010s, Fort Detrick's 1,200-acre (490 ha) campus supports a multi-governmental community that conducts biomedical research and development, medical materiel management, global medical communications and the study of foreign plant pathogens. It is home to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), with its bio-defense agency, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). It also hosts the National Cancer Institute-Frederick (NCI-Frederick) and is home to the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) and National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC).Fort Detrick is the largest employer in Frederick County, Maryland.