Accession Number : ADA618326


Title :   Deployable Laboratory Applications of Nano- and Bio-Technology (Applications de nanotechnologie et biotechnologie destinees a un laboratoire deployable)


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a618326.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 200


Abstract : The NATO STO Human Factors and Medicine panel chartered a Research Technical Group (HFM-177 RTG) to study Deployable Laboratory Applications of Nano- and Bio-Technology , which focused on deployable NATO CBRN laboratory advance technologies. Over 20 expert representatives from the Czech Republic, France, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Israel, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States participated. Each country discussed their CBRN deployable laboratory capabilities and challenges. The RTG recognized different approaches taken by each country in the development of their deployable laboratory for their country s mission. The review resulted in findings of potential novel options to customize the level of response required for NATO missions. A RTG sub-group developed a survey that aided documentation of state-of-the-art technical advances employed in current laboratories that may allow NATO to apply a customized response team depending upon the threat scenario. Many countries found enhancement approaches from others lessons-learned that were applicable to their deployment laboratory activities. The HFM-177 RTG meetings were great successes that allowed knowledge gathering resulting in a technical report addressing current capabilities and future directions. The RTG recommends that these findings be forwarded to the NATO Army Armaments Group, Joint Capability Group on CBRN Defence, and the Sampling and Identification of Biological, Chemical and Radiological Agents sub-group for their consideration of asset applications and for determining country agreement development for capability application in a NATO bio-response.


Descriptors :   *BIOTECHNOLOGY , *LABORATORIES , *NANOTECHNOLOGY , AGREEMENTS , ARMY , CHEMICALS , DEPLOYMENT , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , IDENTIFICATION , LABORATORY PROCEDURES , LESSONS LEARNED , MEDICINE , MISSIONS , NATO , OPTIMIZATION , RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS , RADIOLOGY , RESPONSE , SAMPLING , SCENARIOS , SURVEYS , SYMPOSIA , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , THREATS , UNITED KINGDOM , UNITED STATES , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE