This study highlights some promising classes of technologies, including an assessment of their potential relevance to reducing pandemic and global catastrophic biological risks.
The report seeks to
- Pinpoint areas of need for technological solutions to address severe pandemics and GCB events;
- Identify technologies that have significant potential to reduce GCBRs; and
- Provide context for those technologies, demonstrating their promise, limitations, and conditions under which they might be developed and employed successfully.
This report highlights 15 technologies or categories of technologies that, with further scientific attention and investment, as well as attention to accompanying legal, regulatory, ethical, policy, and operational issues, could help make the world better prepared and equipped to prevent future infectious disease outbreaks from becoming catastrophic events.