News | Oct. 1, 2010

Bio-inspired Innovation and National Security

By Robert E. Armstrong, Mark D. Drapeau, Cheryl A. Loeb and James J. Valdes


Despite various treaties and protocols, offensive biological weapons use has continued to this day, with the anthrax attacks of 2001 being the most recent incident. Such activity has led to a strong defensive program, with medical science developing numerous countermeasures that have benefited both civilian and military populations.