The BNP™ (BioNanoPore) test kit from NanoLogix,
Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NNLX) has broken the speed barrier for rapid detection
of virtually any microorganism currently tested with traditional Petri technology.
This marks a revolutionary step in the field of "rapid diagnostics"
of microbes, and opens a potentially vast market to NanoLogix.
One of the foremost biomedical research centers in the U.S. recently verified
that the BNP™ detected anthrax cultures four times faster, and bubonic
plague two times faster than traditional Petri plate methods. NanoLogix in-house
lab tests have detected E coli, Staph and other microbial cultures up to six
times faster than traditional Petri technology.
Worldwide, the overall use of industrial microbiology testing grew to 1.5 billion
tests in 2008. In dollar volume, the market for rapid diagnostics tests alone
is projected to reach $3.15 billion by 2010.
Information on the BNP™ technology and testing is available at the following
The BNP™ can be used in any field or industry that requires microbiological
testing utilizing traditional Petri methods. In addition to Homeland Security
and Defense arenas, this includes application in medical, governmental, environmental,
food, water and beverage, industrial, and pharmaceutical laboratories and manufacturing
facilities. With the ability to detect microbes in a fraction of the standard
time, the BNP™ can save time, money and lives.
Homeland Security and Defense: More rapid confirmation of biological agents
can speed decontamination procedures. Public, governmental and industrial buildings,
airports, military and civilian equipment can return to use faster and with
Disease Detection and Treatment: Ultra-fast test results enable viewing of
pathogens at a much earlier stage than with conventional Petri methods. The
BNP™ can contribute to improved and more targeted disease treatment and
assist in the prevention of the spread of disease. Antibiotic-resistant microorganisms
are a fast-growing medical problem. Currently it takes as long as 1-3 days to
identify these bacteria from patient samples. BNP™ can shorten this time
Drug Manufacturing and Testing: The BNP™ can be used to reduce time needed
to screen pharmaceutical products during the production process. Monitoring
of the processes for growth of microorganisms and contamination control must
be done several times during manufacture.
Personal Care Products: The BNP™ can aid in the quality control of products
such as shampoo and hair conditioner, mouthwash, cosmetics, toothpaste, shower
gels containing natural or organic ingredients.
Veterinary Medicine: Using the BNP™, microbiological safety of animal
foods may be confirmed at two to six times the speed of conventional tests.
This could impact all levels of animal production, from raising animals to processing
Food and Beverage Industries: Contamination of dairy and vegetable products
by microbes such as botulism, salmonella, and brucellosis can halt processing
and distribution, damage a brand, and lead to costly recalls. Many foods and
beverages have a restricted storage time, often just a few days. By reducing
testing times, the BNP™ can add to the market life of products.
Water Safety and Environmental Testing: The BNP™ can rapidly detect giardia,
legionella, and other pathogens from fecal matter. The faster the detection,
the sooner prevention or water treatment methods can be implemented.