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The Testing & Evaluation Department collaborates with various partners to evaluate novel surveillance or vector control equipment for DoD use. T&E also develops protocols and fronts research initiatives for enhancing warfighter protection against disease threats. Services are provided to military and public health partners to assess proper equipment use in deployed settings.

Active Projects

  • Screening, surveillance, and management of arthropod insecticide resistance
  • Development and evaluation of a novel portable device to dispense volatile spatial repellents for personal protection against mosquito disease vectors
  • Evaluation of repellent-treated electrospun composite fibers for improved warfighter protection against host-seeking mosquitoes
  • Characterization of cuticular penetration and toxicology of a novel insecticide, fluralaner, for filth fly control
  • Evaluation of novel trap technology for improved operational surveillance of mosquito vectors
  • Evaluation of novel pesticides and formulations for efficacy against medically important mosquitoes
  • VectorAnalytica Platform - Provides an integrated data approach to assess and analyze vector and vector-borne disease threat for quick field analysis turnaround.


  • Drop Pro-Program: Droplet Analysis Using Drop Vision and DC-IV Software and Hardware.
  • Calibration and droplet analysis are important to ensure optimal droplet size.Properly calibrated equipment will maximize efficacy of target pest knockdown, reduce material waste, and reduce pesticide exposure risk.


Since 2004, NECE’s Testing & Evaluation Department has completed 92 collaborative research projects and worked with over 50 collaborators that produced 112 peer-reviewed publications, including 12 patents.  Through collaborate efforts, department personnel have screened over 2,200 novel chemicals for potential public health application and evaluated surveillance and pesticide application methods including evaluation of 85 new pieces of pesticide dispersal equipment, of which 17 are currently available for deployment.




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