Matthew Shaw, vice president and general manager of Battelle’s CBRNE defense business unit, says the nonprofit organization’s new sensor system works to identify chemical and biological agents after collecting an electronic signatures, Homeland Security Today reported Saturday.
Anthony Kimery writes that Battelle will provide the Resource Effective BioIdentification System offering to the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well ascommercial clients.
“If a new SARS-like virus emerges, say in the Middle East, Battelle can upload the signature electronically to REBS and the device can be ‘looking’ for the new agent in just 24 hours,” Shaw told Homeland Security Today.
Battelle built the rugged system to carry out autonomous and continuous operations, according to the report.
Kimery writes REBS works to detect bacteria, viruses, toxins and other hazards.