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PositiveID to Provide Bio Threat Detection System

October 10, 2014

PositiveID Corporation, Delray Beach, Florida, has announced that it, in conjunction with its partner, ENSCO Inc., has been awarded a SenseNet Program contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. The goal of this SenseNet award is to implement faster, less expensive bio-threat detection systems, using existing infrastructure where possible, to provide an added level of security. As part of this award, PositiveID will offer its Firefly Dx system, which is a point-of-need system designed to deliver molecular diagnostic results using real-time polymerase chain reaction chemistry. ENSCO will be responsible for the systems integration and decision support.

 

Luminex to Provide Portable Bio Detection Instrument

August 3, 2012
By George Seffers

Luminex Corporation, Austin, Texas, is being awarded an $11,640,787 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for development of a flexible and highly portable diagnostic instrument that will be capable of rapid detection of biothreat agents and host response biomarkers that are indicative of systemic disease. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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