IBI, UDT partner for bio-threat detection
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland-based Innovative Biosensors Inc. says it has partnered with Universal Detection Technology to jointly offer biological threat detection technologies.
IBI and UDT officials announced the companies have come to an agreement to jointly market and distribute early warning monitoring and harmful pathogens detection technologies. Officials say the agreement is an initiative to offer the company's complimentary bioterrorism threat detection products for increased reach into the government, military and commercial markets.
Company officials say the joint offering will include IBI's BioFlash ruggedized biological identifier aerosol sampler with UDT's BSM-2000 autonomous air monitoring system, capable of detecting abnormal levels of airborne threats.
"IBI's BioFlash is the first, fully integrated system which combines collection and real-time identification functions, to provide rapid and cost-effective detection and identification of biological threat agents," Rick Thomas, IBI vice president of business development, said in a statement. "IBI's strategic goal is to continue to evolve through the expansion of our current BioFlash technology system along with partners such as UDT, to provide total issue encompassing solutions for both military and civilian bio-threat protection."
Officials say IBI's BioFlash is capable of quickly identifying 21 biological threat agents while UDT's BSM-2000's capabilities include an automated chemical test for bacterial spores and other airborne threats.