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Biological Agent

A living thing such as a fungus or virus that is used in biological ammunition. A biological agent is used in biowarfare and bioterrorism. Well known examples include anthrax and bubonic plague.
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The motivations of those interested in biological agents are varied.
Another set of technologies that promise rapid, portable detection and analysis of biological agents, although still in the early stages of development, is biochip technologies such as microarrays and microfluidics.
In addition, "there has been limited development in the area of biological agent detection [hand-held devices] in the commercial market," according to the report.
The problem arises in opening the Pandora's box even a crack: once invisible biological agents are in use, the line between "defensive" and "offensive" research quickly fades.
Government agencies, including the FDA, CDC and USDA, using its products as part of various Homeland Security initiatives for the detection of Category A and B biological agents.
In the section below the evidence that humoral immunity is active against important biological agents is reviewed.
Several characteristics unique to biological agents necessitate a proactive response to the threat these agents pose.
The 4WARN Sentry represents a significant shift in the consequence- management paradigm, enabling Homeland Security agencies to detect the presence of airborne biological agents in time to initiate appropriate defensive measures," said David Dean, vice president and general manager for General Dynamics Canada's Communications, Command, Control and Integrated Sensor Systems Operations.
Fielding said the county doesn't have devices that could detect the release of biological agents, although those instruments are under development.
propaganda use of biological agents in Korea and Manchuria [8,9]) and would reduce the credibility of fraudulent investigations controlled by the accuser.
Agriculture's extensive experience with the introduction of biological agents for pest control can offer insight for the safe and effective release of genetically engineered organisms, says David Pimentel, an entomologist at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.
Contract award: database typing characters biological agents ebnl - (european biodefence laboratory network).

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