Chemical Biological Center
The U.S. Army’s CCDC Chemical Biological Center employs life-cycle scientific, engineering, and operations solutions to protect the warfighter and U.S. interests through chemical and biological defense research and development.
Mutant OPAA for GP nerve agent detoxification
Non-wild organophosphorus acid anhydrolase degrades 2, 2′-dimethylcydopentyl methylphosphonofluoridate four times more effectively than the wild enzyme
VK3: portable chemical ID system
Small enough to fit in a pocket, powerful enough to identify threats
Safer, more environmentally friendly smoke screens
New mixture of hexachloroethane, stannous oxide, and aluminum, yields stannous chloride (SnCl2) for smoke generation
Gas mask with improved filter connection
Minimizes the possible inhalation of contaminants during the filter switching process and thus allows filters to be changed in a contaminated environment
Tabletop powder aerosolizer
Device smashes small particles together to generate an aerosolized form of the powders in their smallest natural size
Nerve agent and toxic pesticide neutralizer
Catalytic efficiency of this mutant enzyme is approximately 4 times greater than the wild-type enzyme and may be the only compound effective against EA...
Nerve agent decontamination compounds
Novel enzymes with highly tailored capability to degrade toxins
Smoke grenade with reduced fragmentation hazard
Simplifies production and reduces the fragmentation hazard associated with the M-201 fuze on the M-106 grenade
Contaminant permeation testing of personal protective equipment
High throughput, low operating costs, and a reduction in variability have spurred adoption of this test at various DoD facilities
Offers better and more comfortable protection of a user's head and face from hazards such as chemical and biological warfare agents
Guard bed for gas particulate filter in collective...
Shields collective protection filters from degradation by common contaminants as well as other toxic chemicals