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Detection Kits, Biological Agent

Definition : Detection kits designed to detect and identify biological agents, such as bacteria and virus pathogens and/or toxins. These kits are based on technologies similar to those of clinical laboratory analyzers (e.g., immunoassays performed using test strips with antibodies to specific agents). Typically, a sample is obtained with a swab and mixed with a buffer and then dropped in the test device that displays the results (either positive or negative) within a few minutes.Test strips for most common biothreats are available, including anthrax, ricin, plague (Yersinia pestis), botulinum toxin, tularemia (Francisella tularensis), and brucella. Biological agent detection kits permit in situ screening for unknown biological agents; however, the results should be verified with further laboratory tests. They are used by healthcare workers, rescuers, firefighters, and military personnel for rapid detection in contaminated or potentially contaminated areas.

Entry Terms : "Brucella Detection Kits, Biological Agent" , "Francisella tularensis Detection Kits, Biological Agent" , "Tularemia Detection Kits" , "Botulinum Toxin Detection Kits" , "Yersinia pestis Detection Kits, Biological Agent" , "Ricin Detection Kits" , "Anthrax Detection Kits" , "Spore Detection Kits" , "Virus Detection Kits" , "Bacteria Detection Kits" , "Toxin Detection Kits" , "Biological Agent Detection Kits"

UMDC code : 20519


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Alexeter Technologies LLC

Alexeter Technologies LLC is a privately held company, specializing in the development and direct delivery of commercial biological defense systems, located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We were formed in the late 1990's to address the pressing need for rapid & reliable on-site equipment for collecting and identifying biological threats in the environment.

Calbiotech Inc

Calbiotech specialty is in custom design of immunoassay products for human and animal applications.

Tetracore Inc

Tetracore is a biotechnology company whose mission is to create and develop highly innovative

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