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The ‘white powder’ challenge:  What is the best way to screen suspicious powders during a potential bioresponse event to determine if the sample contains biothreat agents.

PNNL working towards a solution:  PNNL is taking a ground up approach, working with the first responder community to determine biodetection gaps and needs, conducting market research to determine what commercially available biodetection technologies are available to test for anthrax and ricin, conducting an independent evaluation of these biodetection technologies, and publishing and transitioning this information to the first responder community.

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