CCC secures $379.6 million U.S. DoD contract for Emergent BioSolutions’ RSDL© (Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion Kit)

January 6, 2023

Ottawa, CANADA – The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity procurement contract with a maximum value up to $379.6 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to supply Emergent BioSolutions Canada’s (Emergent) RSDL® (Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion Kit) for use by all branches of the U.S. military.

Emergent provides solutions for complex and urgent public health threats through a portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics that they develop and manufacture for governments and consumers. The company has a research & development (R&D) office and manufacturing operations in the Canadian city of Winnipeg.

RSDL® is an FDA-cleared device consisting of a lotion impregnated sponge in an easy-to-open packet. Decontamination occurs by physical removal of the chemical warfare agent from the skin or by chemical neutralization. The RSDL kit was initially developed by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), to prepare the Canadian forces for chemical warfare attacks.

Emergent was awarded the contract through CCC’s U.S. DoD Prime Contractor service. As the official channel for Canadian companies to the U.S. DoD., CCC acts as the prime contractor for any purchases by the U.S. DoD from Canada worth USD $250 000 or more. CCC in turn, signs a domestic contract with the Canadian supplier for the supply of products and services being procured by the U.S. DoD.

In addition to the U.S. DoD, the RSDL kit has been adopted by numerous militaries around the world with over 15 million packets of RSDL sold in over 30 countries. Emergent has proprietary medical countermeasure products and product candidates to address numerous public health threats, including the RSDL Kit, which is intended to remove or neutralize chemical warfare agents and T-2 toxin from the skin.

CCC is proud to deliver Canadian solutions to U.S. DoD challenges. To learn more about how the U.S. DoD Prime Contractor service can help your company access the largest defence procurement market in the world, connect with the CCC team. Our contracting experts are ready to help you navigate the highly regulated U.S. government procurement system, make it easier to submit bids and compete on equal footing.



“CCC is pleased to act as prime contractor for the purchase of RSDL® which is made by Emergent BioSolutions’ Canadian Subsidiary. This is once again a testament to the strength of the Canada-U.S. defense relations.” – Bobby Kwon, President and CEO at CCC.


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