Testing the Capacity of the National Biological Dose Response Plan (NBDRP) EX40801
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR SECURITY SCIENCE
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The National Biological Dose Response Plan NBDRP is currently comprised of four core laboratories Health Canada HC, Defence Research and Development Canada-Ottawa DRDC, McMaster University MU, and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited AECL that are capable of providing radiation biological dose estimates using the dicentric chromosome assay DCA. As indicated in the CRTI-06-0146RD charter, the existing biological dosimetry capacity in Canada will be greatly enhanced by conducting ongoing training and annual exercising of the four core laboratories. It was also stated that the NBDRP will expand linkages with our U.S. counterparts to work towards an integrated North American emergency response network.