Accession Number:

ADA196922

Title:

U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, 1987 Annual Report

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 1987

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL MATERIEL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Information relating to accomplishments in military medicine in three areas is presented. The Project Management Support Division PMSD provides centralized administrative, financial management, contracting, and logistical support to the Project Managers and staff. The Biological Systems Project Management Division manages the development and acquisition of biological products to prevent casualties or loss of soldier effectiveness due to disease. These diseases may be naturally acquired close contact, unsanitary conditions, contaminated environment, biting insects, or delivered deliberately aerosols. Product Officers exploit domestic and foreign medical technology to remedy deficiencies identified by the Combat Developer and monitor research projects for their application to disease protective measures. The Pharmaceutical Systems Project Management Division centrally manages the development and the initial production of pharmaceutical products antidotes and drugs, related drug delivery systems autoinjectors and transdermal patches, and decontamination products. These products are fielded as preventive, protective, and therapeutic modalities for use against chemical and biological warfare threats, certain endemic diseases, and the treatment of combat casualties. The Applied Medical Systems Project Management Division is a multidisciplinary team with broad mission responsibilities to centrally manage the development and initial production of applied medical products, related diagnostic equipment, optical corrective devices for protective masks, and pesticide delivery systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE