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Biological Warfare Agents

High-Precision Biological Warfare Agent Analysis in the Field or Laboratory

Ensuring protection from biological warfare agents using data analysis methods that are traceable, easily validated and legally defensible is vital to homeland security. Detecting and confirming biological agents and compounds such as anthrax, smallpox and plague in the field requires rugged, accurate and efficient analysis solutions that can be employed quickly to provide actionable data.

The MIDI Sherlock system, based on the Agilent GC System, is a proven, high-precision instrument that identifies bacteria by Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) profiling. The system interfaces with automated library searching solutions to assist in determining compounds and can also be used in conjunction with Agilent's Bioanalyzer DNA Application that can verify specific pathogen DNA sequences.

Agilent's expertise in providing field-ready instrumentation in variety of domains ensures that all mobile biological agent analysis equipment is rugged and reliable enough to withstand transport, and remains easy to use in challenging environments.