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Core technologies in multiple industries

Rapid Microbe Detection (Broad Patent Protection)

  • Fermentation 2000
  • Homeland Security 2002
  • Blood Products 2006
The Problem: Sept. – Oct. 2001
Our world changed:
  • Terrorism came to our doorstep
  • Our sense of security was affected
  • We understood our vulnerability

ANTHRAX by mail

Bio‐terrorism became real

The Problem: Anthrax 2001
The real thing

  • Anthrax Found at White House Mail Facility.
  • Brentwood Mail Distribution Center – 2 deaths.
  • Letter to Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle
  • Letter to NBC’s Tom Brokaw.
  • American Media building contaminated.
  • American Media's estimates the attack has cost company $10 million + $50,000/month in security of abandoned building.
  • 22 people infected.
The Problem: Hoaxes

The cost of bio‐hazard incidents is enormous:
Total U.S. Costs = $5 Billion/year 2002

Tough Dilemma

Assume Worst Case

  • Close Facility
  • Send Employees Home
  • Start Threat Verification
  • Start Decontamination

— Costly —

Assume Best Case

  • Keep Facility Open
  • Reassure Employees
  • Start Threat Verification?
  • Commence Cleanup

— Risky —

Incomplete Data

An Example…

United States Postal Service

Average Shutdown: 4hours
Cost per hour: $10,000
2002: 20,000 shutdowns lasting 4 or more hours
Total Cost: >$800 million

The Response

The solution to onsite credible bio‐threat verification.



Toxin Screens

Microbe Screen

  • Immunoassay test strips.
  • Screen for Ricin, Botlinum and SEB Toxins.
  • Actual test time is 10 minutes.
  • Reproducibility is 99%.
  • Sensitivity to 50 ng/mL.
Why Prime Alert?

Modified Pathogens

Published online before print May 21, 2004, 10.1073/pnas.0402414101
PNAS | June 1, 2004 | vol. 101 | no. 22 | 8449‐8454
Identification of anthrax toxin genes in a Bacillus cereus associated with an illness resembling inhalation anthrax

Alex R. Hoffmaster *, Jacques Ravel, David A. Rasko, Gail D. Chapman, Michael D. Chute, Chung K. Marston*, Barun K. De *, Claudio T. Sacchi *, Collette Fitzgerald *, Leonard W. Mayer *, Martin C. J. Maiden, Fergus G. Priest, Margaret Barker, Lingxia Jiang , Regina Z. Cer , Jennifer Rilstone , Scott N. Peterson , Robbin S. Weyant *, Darrell R. Galloway, Timothy D. Read, Tanja Popovic * and Claire M. Fraser **

  • Comprehensive
  • Field Tested
  • Rugged
  • Immediate Results (10 min)
  • Sample integrity maintained
  • Portable
  • Decon Friendly
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • Validated by Battelle
  • Data Transfer Capable
With the Prime Alert, you can…
  • Mitigate the consequences of real terrorist threats.
  • Maximize business continuity.
  • Minimize the impact on the community at large.
  • Ensure the safety and security of personnel.
  • Minimize fear and uncertainty.

Major Cost Reduction

Average Shutdown: 4hours 1 hour*
Cost per hour: $10,000                    $10,000
2002: 20k 4+hr                            most eliminated
Total Cost: >$800 million                 75%+ cost reduction

Some Key Customers

Hazmat Teams:

Atlanta Fire Dept.
Beverly Hills Fire Dept.
Chicago Fire Dept.
Seattle Fire Dept.
Washington D.C. Special Operations
Las Vegas PD
Several Statewide Contracts


Defense Forces of Ireland
Fairchild Air Force Base
Navy Regional Fire Rescue
U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground
U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground
Singapore Civil Defense Forces


U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Training Programs:

LSU Academy of Counter Terrorism
Office for Domestic Preparedness

Corporate Security:

Baylor Medical Center
Houston Chronicle
Northern Trust Company
U.S. Steel Corporation
Progressive Insurance