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An interview with Gregory Lucier, CEO of Invitrogen Q: The H1N1 pandemic has been significant for you…How big of an area is that for the company?
A: It’s been quite a boon for us here in 2009…we have been inundated with orders from the CDC and other public health agencies around the world to buy our equipment, to buy our consumables, do the surveillance on what’s going on with H1N1, the epidemiology. And it really is the de facto standard for H1N1 testing.
Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.
What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines.
Rapiscan is one of only two companies that make full-body scanners in accordance with current contract specifications required by the federal government.