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The Biodetection Tools app is now Live!

First Responder App

On January 8, 2015 PNNL announced the release of a mobile app designed to give first responders easy access to information on technologies and kits for the collection and detection of potential biological threats while in the field.
 
The app allows you to browse, search, and get product details from our printed version of the 2015 biodetection guide, which has been downloaded over 13,000 times.

The mobile app Biodetection Guide for First Responders can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes store, but is only available for Apple mobile devices. The press release can be found here.
 
Features include.
• Access biodetection tutorials
• Browse products by category
• Review technology summaries, photos, specifications and peer-reviewed references for all products

Videos

Watch the embedded video clips to see representative examples demonstrating the use of various biodetection technologies.



Use of a commercially available handheld immunoassay for screening a powder sample is demonstrated. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shown is just for demonstration purposes. Actual required PPE will depend on the specific situation.

Use of a commercially available polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system for screening a powder sample is demonstrated. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shown is just for demonstration purposes.  Actual required PPE will depend on the specific situation.

Use of a commercially available protein and pH test kit for screening a powder sample is demonstrated. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shown is just for demonstration purposes. Actual required PPE will depend on the specific situation.

The Georgia 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (4th WMD-CST) demonstrates the ASTM standard practice for bulk sample collection and swab sample collection of visible powders suspected of being biothreat agents from nonporous surfaces. Note that this is only a demonstration and required personal protective equipment (PPE) is not being worn.





This Biodetection Technologies for First Responders: 2014 Edition Product Guide video application was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any of their employees, MAKES ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ASSUMES ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, APPARATUS, PRODUCT, OR PROCESS DISCLOSED, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof, or Battelle Memorial Institute. The view and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.
The personal protective equipment (PPE) shown is not necessarily what should be worn to ensure your safety. Appropriate PPE must be determined by each user or responding organization depending on the situation.
Product components, performance, specifications, pricing, proper use etc. may have changed since this video was created in 2014 and will likely continue to change over time.
Always consult the manufacturer for the latest product specifications and proper use

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Biodetection Technologies for First Responders: 2014 Edition


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