Officials gathered on June 12, 2024 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to cut the ribbon and open the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) Biomanufacturing Facility. (From left to right, Dr. James Watson, Director of Engineering, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Patricia McDaniel, Army Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Rick Cox, Director of Research and Operations, DEVCOM CBC; BG John Cushing, Commanding General, DEVCOM; Mr. Robert Cassilly, County Executive, Harford County, Maryland; Mr. Michael Bailey, Director, DEVCOM CBC; Mr. Michael Holthe, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering; Dr. Kelly Basi, Biomanufacturing Branch Chief, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Peter Emanuel, Deputy Principal Director for the Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Development.) (U.S. Army Photo by Parker Martin.)

DEVCOM CBC Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Biomanufacturing Facility

June 12th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC biologist Priscilla Lee discusses a chemical agent response scenario with Marine Staff Sergeant Dalton Louks. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

Developers, Warfighters Come Together at DTRA Demonstration

June 10th, 2024

A CBARR field team performing remediation and destruction of recovered chemical munitions in the field.

Bioweapons Field Guide for Recovered Munitions to Fill Knowledge Gap

May 30th, 2024

Army Lab Supports Four-Legged Warfighters in Explosive Detection

May 22nd, 2024

DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center biologist Priscilla Lee evaluates 3D-printed human dermal fibroblasts on plate designed to hold bioprinted skin.

Scientist Uses Seed Money Grant to Launch Skin Printing Research

May 16th, 2024

ECBC’s Augustus Fountain Earns Presidential Rank Award
ECBC’s Augustus Fountain Earns Presidential Rank Award

He was among 102 Meritorious Rank recipients from across the entire federal government. Each recipient received a framed certificate signed by the president and plus a commemorative pin. This prestigious award is given to career executives and senior civilians selected through a rigorous three-step process that includes each recipient’s agency,…

Fully Immersed
Fully Immersed

The glove box, dubbed the Big Mac II, has been created at ECBC to be used for the testing and safe-handling of extremely hazardous chemicals. Its expanded internal 1,000 liter exposure chamber allows for full immersion aerosol testing under a range of environmental conditions and fills a much-needed requirement to…

ECBC Receives Patent for Field Deployable Hydrolysis System
ECBC Receives Patent for Field Deployable Hydrolysis System

The system, known as the FDHS, was used in 2014 to destroy 600 tons of Syria’s declared chemical warfare material aboard a maritime vessel in international waters as part of a multinational forces effort. Patent no. 9,592,414 B1 was granted to seven ECBC employees and reads as “transportable and modular…

ECBC Celebrates a Century of Service to the Nation
ECBC Celebrates a Century of Service to the Nation

With a crowd of more than 500 invited guests and workforce members assembled beneath a pavilion at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., ECBC Acting Director Eric Moore, Ph.D., noted that while ECBC’s mission lies in the research and development of technologies to defend U.S. warfighters from chemical…

Guest Speaker: Scientific Innovation Often Takes Unexpected Paths
Guest Speaker: Scientific Innovation Often Takes Unexpected Paths

The speaker was Naomi Halas, Ph.D., the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University. The title of her talk was the “The Future of Science.” Among her examples was the fact that antibiotics was discovered in 1928…

ECBC Scientists Serve as Mentors for Award Winning Graduates
ECBC Scientists Serve as Mentors for Award Winning Graduates

Capstone projects are complex and are pursued in the mentor’s laboratory over the course of the entire school year. For example, Priscilla Lee did her project on validating a 3D human liver cell model for predictive toxicology. ECBC has been working on the development of 3D human cell models for…

Fully Covered
Fully Covered

The new concept will improve the historically challenging interface where a warfighter’s protective mask and hood meet, in order to provide greater protection from exposure to chemical and biological warfare agents. The development of this concept supports NSRDC’s Integrated Protective Fabric System program, and is sponsored by the Defense Threat…

Historian Sees ECBC’s History as a Story of Innovation
Historian Sees ECBC’s History as a Story of Innovation

Speaking before an overflowing audience that spilled out into an adjoining conference room at ECBC’s Berger Auditorium on May 24, he described the centers 100 year history as the continuous reliance on innovation to overcome challenges. For example, when American Soldiers arrived in France in 1917, the British were using…

ECBC Employees Support Local Science Fair
ECBC Employees Support Local Science Fair

The “they” that the student referred to were STEM students from area high schools and local scientists who served as judges at the school’s 2nd annual science fair on May 3. Six of the scientists who volunteered as judges were employees of the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). “This is…

ECBC Director Joseph Corriveau Says Farewell at Open House
ECBC Director Joseph Corriveau Says Farewell at Open House

May 4 was Corriveau’s final day at ECBC before leaving to become the director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H. The laboratory’s mission is to provide support to the armed services and federal agencies conducting operations in arctic regions. In…