Meet with… DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office


Thu, January 8, 2015, 10:30am – 12:30pm


JLABS - 3210 Merryfield Row - San Diego, CA 92121


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently launched an important initiative for national security, incorporating biology, engineering, and computer science in a single focus. Since 1958, DARPA has been leading efforts to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security and creating strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries. As the Department of Defense's (DoD) primary innovation engine, DARPA undertakes projects that are finite in duration, but that create lasting change. DARPA has funded some of the most cutting-edge and highly classified scientific research in the U.S. Their biomedical projects often include efforts to treat battlefield injuries and to boost the physiological capacities of soldiers. The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) has over 20 different active programs to cultivate fundamental research, discoveries, and applications.

BTO focus areas include:

  • Restoring and maintaining warfighter abilities
  • Harnessing biological systems
  • Applying biological complexity

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