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={Pun To Yung and Elizabeth D. Lester and Greg Bearman and Adri{\'a}n Trujillo Ponce},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={
          864-71
        }
}
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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