Portable Biotoxin Detector
Few technologies exist for the rapid identification of biological toxins by emergency responders and hospital triage personnel. The Institute for Applied Science, together with the International Science and Technology Center, coordinated the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology to develop a portable detector for biological toxins. The simple-to-use, standard piece of equipment is for use by emergency responders and hospital triage personnel at the Federal, State and local level. The unit provides a quick multiplexed array positive/negative test for the presence of toxins and the capability for subsequent testing of a sample to determine concentration. The antibody-based system tests for ricin; Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins A, B, C, G and I; and Botulinum neurotoxins A and E. For additional information please fill out the Contact Information Form.