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ECBC activities span the life-cycle of chemical and biological defense research and product development. From technology exploration to testing, our staff develops and matures products and applications. We maintain more than 25 of the most advanced chemical and biological research facilities in the world, as well as unique computer-aided design, engineering, prototyping and small-scale production resources. We employ over 1,000 professionals in chemistry, biotechnology, life sciences, engineering, risk management and related fields. Dedicated to fostering the transfer of technologies to support critical national interests, we actively seek opportunities to apply warfighter innovations to the war on terrorism and homeland defense.


Photo: Protection Factor FacilityECBC is the nation's lead laboratory for non-medical chemical and biological defense. As a result of past partnering efforts, the Center has successfully transitioned technologies that aid in chemical/biological defense to agencies within the Department of Defense, other government organizations and commercial industry. These technologies include equipment for the detection of, protection from and neutralization of chemical and biological hazards.















Homeland Defense

Homeland Defense


ECBC Overview Video

ECBC Overview Video


Developments in Raman Spectroscopy
ECBC Successfully tests Raman Spectroscopy technology to detect chemical agents.


ABATS screens more biological samples at ruduced cost and human risk.
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The next generation-self contained biological sampling kits.
(46 KB PDF)


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