Characterization of Extensively Multi-drug Resistant Gram-negative Isolates for the Development and Production of Detection/Characterization Assays
Diagnostics and Agent Characterization
Research to develop rapid, robust, and affordable diagnostic tools to support detection, response, recovery, and real-time bio-surveillance and situational awareness. CBD's interest in diagnostics includes efforts in the areas of biological assays, sample preparation, advanced diagnostics (e.g. multiplex, high throughput, low-cost, field-deployable, complex sample matrices, multiple target types), and agent characterization of chemical or biological materials.
Surveillance and Detection
Advance the capability to provide early warning and detection of a chemical or biological incident in a cost-sustainable way. Effective surveillance provides essential information to decision authorities on a timescale that allows them to take actions towards mitigating or responding to the threat. Efforts in this area include bioinformatics, open area and facility surveillance through sensing and data integration, and development or improvement of chemical and biological sensors.