An automated front‐end monitor for anthrax surveillance systems based on the rapid detection of airborne endospores

@article{Yung2007AnAF,
  title={An automated front‐end monitor for anthrax surveillance systems based on the rapid detection of airborne endospores},
  author={P. T. Yung and E. Lester and G. Bearman and A. Ponce},
  journal={Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
  year={2007},
  volume={98}
}
  • P. T. Yung, E. Lester, +1 author A. Ponce
  • Published 2007
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • A fully automated anthrax smoke detector (ASD) has been developed and tested. The ASD is intended to serve as a cost effective front‐end monitor for anthrax surveillance systems. The principle of operation is based on measuring airborne endospore concentrations, where a sharp concentration increase signals an anthrax attack. The ASD features an air sampler, a thermal lysis unit, a syringe pump, a time‐gated spectrometer, and endospore detection chemistry comprised of dipicolinic acid (DPA… CONTINUE READING

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