PositiveID, a developer of airborne bio-threat detection systems for the U.S. homeland defense industry and creator of advanced technologies for rapid medical testing and diabetes management, last week entered into a license and teaming agreement with The Boeing Company.
Per the agreement, which includes a license fee to PositiveID of $2.5 million, Boeing has the exclusive license to manufacture and sell PositiveID’s M-BAND (Microfluidics-based Bioagent Networked Detector) airborne bio-threat detector for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) BioWatch Generation 3 opportunity, as well as other opportunities that may arise in the North American market.
PositiveID will retain exclusive rights to serve as the reagent and assay supplier of the M-BAND systems to Boeing in the U.S. market, as well as keep the right to sell M-BAND units, reagents, and assays in international markets.
PositiveID’s M-BAND is a bioaerosol monitor with full capability to collect, process, detect, and analyze air samples for the detection of bacteria, viruses, and toxins. Results from individual M-BAND instruments are reported through a secure wireless network in real time to give an accurate and up to date status. The M-BAND touts significant hardiness, operating from -25 to 125 degrees Fahrenheit, for both indoor and outdoor settings. Toxin analysis takes approximately 40 minutes.
For more information, visit www.PositiveIDCorp.com
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