Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Boston University, has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a compact and fieldable diagnostic sensor for the rapid multiplexed detection and identification of biological threats.
PSI’s platform is versatile and can simultaneously detect bacterial, viral and toxin threats in diverse environmental samples. The technology will provide highly sensitive and specific detection in less than one hour, with greater than 90 percent precision and accuracy. The sensor requires no specialized material or reagent storage and will fill a critical unmet need in biological defense by providing fast and accurate detection with exquisite sensitivity in a compact, ruggedized package.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Julia Dupuis
Vice President, Tactical Systems
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003