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MIT Panther Sensor Detects Pathogens in under 3 Minutes

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posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 01:53 PM
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MIT Panther Sensor Detects Pathogens in under 3 Minutes


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Researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory have developed a powerful sensor that can detect airborne pathogens such as anthrax and smallpox in less than three minutes.

Current sensors take at least 20 minutes to detect harmful bacteria or viruses in the air, but the PANTHER sensors can do detection and identification in less than 3 minutes.

The device could be used in buildings, subways and other public areas, and can currently detect 24 pathogens, including anthrax, plague, smallpox, tularemia and E. coli.
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posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 01:54 PM
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This 37 pound device could close the door to bio-terrorism. Applications could include infrastructure protection, agricultural inspection, border/customs enforcement, medical diagnosis, and stem some of the current import inspection problems.

It could be the end of e-coli in your spinach, or anthrax on your asparagus.


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posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 02:46 PM
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3 minutes is still a long time.



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