ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Officials at Maryland-based Innovative Biosensors Inc. announced the launch of a new biological detection and identification system.
IBI is a developer of rapid pathogens detection technologies for biodefense applications in building security, military and civil defense markets. The company announced the launching of a new biological threat detection and identification system called the BioFlash Biological Aerosol Collection.
Company officials say the high-volume aerosol sampler is an effort to offer a rugged and portable biological threat detection system identifying 21 biological threat agents within minutes.
"BioFlash is the only system that has integrated the combination of collection, detection and identification facets and which can be further integrated for building security purposes or alternatively used in the field by our military and first responders or for environmental monitoring of pathogens," Joe Hernandez, IBI president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "We are proud to provide a complete stand-alone solution with such excellent performance which is low-risk, cost-effective and provides high-value information."
Company officials say the new BioFlash technology can has direct applications in military, facility security management, as well as field detection scenarios.
"We are very excited about the performance validation testing at private and government laboratories that BioFlash will be undergoing," said Richard Thomas, IBI's vice president of business development. "We will continue to expand the utilization capabilities of BioFlash with testing in a variety of environments and conditions."