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BaDx Anthrax Detection

Page • Field-deployable anthrax detection Developed at Sandia National Laboratories, BaDx is a credit-card-sized pathogen detector used to identify Bacillus anthracis (anthrax). Unlike previous anthrax diagnostic tools that required 1–10 million spores for a proper reading, BaDx is able to detect the bacteria with as few as 100 spores. BaDx allows animal...

Biorisk Assessment Methodologies

Page • Tools for laboratory biorisk officers GCBS's two BioRisk Assessment Models (BioRAMs) are tools for conducting biosafety and biosecurity risk assessments at laboratories working with biological pathogens. Designed for use by laboratory biorisk officers, BioRAMs provide a process to systematically and logically identify and prioritize biorisks. The models take into account...

Capacity Development

Page • Dedicated teams work closely with our partners, from the laboratory to the highest levels of government, to develop the competencies and infrastructure needed to combat existing and emerging chemical and biological risks. Biorisk Management Training for Law Enforcement and First RespondersChemical Security Risk Management TrainingGlobal Biorisk Management Curriculum (GBRMC)Laboratory Biorisk...

Chemical Asset Tracker (CAT)

Page • The Chemical Asset Tracker (CAT©) is a web-based (browser) application for tracking chemical inventories. CAT© allows institutions that maintain an inventory of chemicals to track the storage location, quantity, and owner of each chemical asset on hand. It is intended to be a central repository, across the institutions or organizations...

Chemical Inventory Management Software

Page • Enhancing the safety and security of chemical inventories Sandia’s Chemical Inventory Management Software (CMS©) is one component of a global chemical inventory management system used to track chemicals from the point of procurement through use and disposal at a facility or institution. Sandia developed the software as a simplified chemical...

Chemical Security Risk Assessment Handbook

Page • The Chemical Security Handbook: Security Risk Assessment for Laboratories describes a qualitative laboratory chemical security risk assessment process that begins with guidance on the identification and prioritization of chemicals presenting security concerns. This document is the first of its kind to describe such an approach for a laboratory setting. Various...

Contact GCBS

Page • If you are interested in learning more about our programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. ContactGCBS@sandia.gov

Global Biorisk Management Curriculum (GBRMC)

Page • Empowering biorisk management The Global Biorisk Management Curriculum (GBRMC) library is a technically relevant, consistent, and credible resource addressing existing and emerging biorisk management training needs around the world. GBRMC courses rely on teaching methods validated to increase the sustainability and value of the training. The library is easily accessible...

Global Chemical and Biological Security

Page • Our Partners Health Security Risk Management Systems Analysis Capacity Development Remote Engagements Who we are Meet our multidisciplinary team bringing decades of experience to our global programs.

Health Security

Page • Our security workshops and chemical and biological threat readiness leadership programs and exercises help equip emergency managers and first responders with the latest safety and security knowledge. Courses and Exercises Chemical and Biological Threat Readiness Leadership TrainingBiorisk Management in Context of PandemicsSurveillanceHealth Security AssessmentsOne HealthInfectious Disease Outbreak Response COVID-19 ResponseEbola...

LINA

Page • Improving laboratory network performance and sustainability Laboratory Infrastructure Network Analysis (LINA) is a novel, powerful, user-friendly software application that promotes laboratory biosafety and biosecurity by optimizing national diagnostic laboratory networks. LINA helps laboratory network stakeholders better understand their available laboratory capacity and identify where additional resources are needed. With LINA,...

Making a difference

Page • As part of the Center for Global Security & Cooperation, GCBS is dedicated to exceptional service in the national interest, participating in global technical engagements on behalf of the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, and international health and security entities. We focus on solving technical problems, pursuing cooperative programmatic approaches with...

PREP™

Page • Scenario-based planning tool for biological and chemical incidents Preparedness planning and exercises are essential for ensuring an efficient, effective response to a biological or chemical incident. Sandia's Portal for Readiness Exercises and Planning (PREP™) is a novel, web-based technology that provides a systematic approach to biochem readiness planning and exercises....

Rapid Syndrome Validation Project (RSVP)

Page • COVID-19 syndromic reporting tool The Rapid Syndrome Validation Project (RSVP) was developed to provide the State of New Mexico with access to public reports of syndromic data and spatial and temporal analyses. The tool can also be utilized to support decisionmaking relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool currently collects...

Remote Engagements

Page • GCBS uses a variety of platforms to reach our collaborators around the world. We offer and participate in a number of synchronous and asynchronous remote engagements including discussions, consultations, webinars, and online courses. We use remote engagements to enable rapid deployment of information and in cases where travel is challenging....

Risk Management

Page • We contribute to international standards and develop reference materials for biological and chemical safety and security risk assessment, risk mitigation, and performance measurement. We also offer a suite of state-of-the-art tools and trainings. Biosafety and Biosecurity Biosafety and Biosecurity Biorisk Assessment Models (BioRAMs)Global Biorisk Management Curriculum (GBRMC)ISO 35001:2019Publications  Chemical Laboratory...

SpinDx

Page • A breakthrough medical testing system for rapid point-of-care diagnostics SpinDx™ is a breakthrough technology that can test blood and diagnose up to 64 assays on a single disk within 15 minutes of sample collection. When an ill patient currently arrives at the hospital or a doctor’s office, they are examined,...

Systems Analysis

Page • We use systems analysis to better understand traditional and emerging biological and chemical threats and risks, and deliver science-based policy support to international stakeholders. AnalyticsLaboratory Infrastructure Network Analysis (LINA)Multicriteria Decision Analysis FrameworksPortal for Readiness Exercises and Planning (PREP)Regional and Country-Level Biorisk Management Assessments

Tools

Page • GCBS creates standardized approaches to risk assessment for chemical and biological safety and security. We are technical experts developing global standards for best practices in laboratory biorisk management. Tools GCBS has developed include: BaDx Biorisk Assessment Methodologies Chemical Asset Tracker  Chemical Inventory Management Software (CIMS©) Chemical Security Risk Assessment Handbook...

What we do

Page • Enhancing Global Chemical and Biological Security since 2003 As part of the Center for Global Security & Cooperation, GCBS is dedicated to exceptional service in the national interest by participating in global technical engagements on behalf of the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, and international health and security entities. We focus...

Who we are

Page • GCBS uses systems-based approaches to develop and implement innovative solutions for global chemical and biological risk response. Our diverse team of microbiologists, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, biosafety officers, and chemists work around the world to reduce the risks posed by chemical and biological materials and technologies. We create and share new...