Microfluidic Systems picks up more partners for micro bioagent detector

February 26, 2008 — Microfluidic Systems Inc. has signed agreements with Applied Biosystems and Hamilton Sundstrand for continued development and production of MFSI’s Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector (BAND).

These new microfluidics-based systems in development are intended to improve detection of airborne pathogens that could contaminate the air in a city or large region, the company said in a news release.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate has been funding BAND development for the past three years through Phases I-III of the government program dedicated to monitoring air quality and biosecurity threats.

MFSI is a prime contractor receiving funding to develop an improved, more cost-effective autonomous airborne pathogen detection and identification system.


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