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Senator Mikulski visits ECBC Rapid Technologies Laboratory

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Decoding DNA in the Palm of your Hand

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U.S. Army, ECBC to Develop First Chemical Fingerprint Imaging System

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ECBC Helps Train Warfighters using New CBRN Reconnaissance Equipment

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ECBC Scientists Testing Fabric for New Warfighter Uniforms

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LogoThe U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is the nation's principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical and biological (CB) defense. As a critical national asset in the CB defense community, ECBC supports all phases of the acquisition life-cycle - from basic and applied research through technology development, engineering design, equipment evaluation, product support, sustainment, field operations and demilitarization - to address its customers' unique requirements.

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Technology Transfer at ECBC

ECBC's team of experienced scientists, engineers and technicians routinely develop and refine new and innovative technologies, many of which may assist not only the warfighter but also other government entities, industry and academia. As part of its mission, ECBC offers a broad range of chemical/biological (CB) services and the use of its cutting-edge facilities through its technology transfer program.

For information on any of our programs, please contact:

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA)
E-mail the Technology Transfer Office
Phone: (410) 436-4438

Doing Business with ECBC

If you are in need of ECBC's services, doing business with us has never been easier. We have in place a variety of agreements and funding mechanisms that can be rapidly activated so you can readily access our expertise and facilities.


CBRNE Mission Support Contract

The ECBC Business Services Office (BSO) is a complete, fee-based service office, starting with the development of the requirement and providing support through its conclusion.

ECBC BSO works to guide the customer through solicitation package creation, evaluations, and task order awards. 

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The Decision Analysis Team (DAT) conducts studies and analyses to assess complex CB Defense problems and produce effective decisions. Learn how the DAT's structured problem-solving process is applicable to the entire spectrum of the acquisition process and creates practical and documented results that help decision makers at all levels.

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The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is a world leader in providing state-of-the-art science, technology and engineering solutions to chemical and biological defense problems. Here, experienced ECBC professionals research, develop, test and field cutting-edge technologies designed to protect U.S. warfighters and our homeland from both chemical and biological attacks.

Home to learned professionals pursuing careers in biotechnology, life sciences, chemical engineering, risk management and related fields, the Center offers creative technical work opportunities that lead to advancement and promotion. For the qualified applicant, research and engineering opportunities are abundant. In fiscal year 2002, ECBC staff patented eight innovative technologies and submitted applications for over 20 additional inventions ranging from nucleotide sequences to injection valves.

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Community Outreach

For many years, ECBC has played an active role in community support and has been involved in various community outreach programs. ECBC's support covers a wide range of activities such as identifying the community's concerns and keeping them informed of matters important to them; volunteering in support of various community events/initiatives; sponsoring blood drives; attending community led events and meetings; environmental stewardship; and donating time, money, food, toys, gifts, and clothing to the disadvantaged members within the community.

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Offical Field Deployable Hydrolysis System (FDHS) Animation

The FDHS is a transportable, high through put neutralization system designed to convert chemical warfare materiel into compounds not usable as weapons. Neutralization is facilitated through chemical reactions involving reagents that are mixed and heated to optimize throughput with a destruction efficiency of 99.9 percent. This video is the offical animation of how the process takes place.

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ECBC Munition Disposal Operations

ECBC’s Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction (CBARR) Business Unit has 200 field-deployable scientists, engineers, technicians and operators that are certified and ready for missions where conventional munitions are recovered and need to be safely destroyed. This video highlights the unique capability of the T-30 Transportable Detonation Chamber (TDC), a system designed to provide high throughput, safe destruction of explosively configured and conventional munitions.

Joint USFK Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR)

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) is working with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) to introduce a new advanced technology demonstration (ATD) - the Joint USFK (United States Forces Korea) Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR). The goal of the four-year program is to develop unique biological detection capabilities that will address the demand for stronger biosurveillance capabilities in the Korean Peninsula..