The Knowledge Foundation, integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business, announced today that more than 100 organizations from around the world will participate in the 14th Biodetection Technologies conference to be held in Baltimore, MD from June 25-26, 2009.
Biodetection Technologies is an internationally recognized event for experts in detection and identification of biological and chemical threats and will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market systems for major biothreat detection, identification, and analysis both in the field and at the point-of-care.
The keynote speaker from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) will discuss the greatest challenge facing pragmatic biological sensors and diagnostic instruments. Other Program topics include:
- Advances in Sensor & Detector Technologies
- The Use of Nanotechnology
- Point-of-Care Diagnostics
- Bioinformatics for Biodefense
- Optics & Fluorescence-Based Detection
- Water Protection and Monitoring
- Field Testing and Interpreting Results
Participating organizations include: A to Z of Nanotechnology, A to Z of Optics, Adhesives Research, Akonni Biosystems, ANP Technologies, Applied Biosystems, BAE Systems, Battelle, Battelle National Biodefense Institute, BD Technologies, Beckman Coulter, Inc., Becton Dickinson Technologies, Bertin Technologies, Biomerieux, Bio-Rad, Biosearch Technologies , Biotec Pharmacon, BioTrove Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton, Brookhaven National Lab, California Department of Public Health, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Caribbean Biotechnologies, Inc., Carrano Consulting, LLC, CBRNIAC, Centre de Recherce en Infectiologie, Centro Tecnológico do Exército, CERL, CUBRC, DARPA, DBIO, Defence Research and Development Canada, DGA/French Ministry of Defense, Diffinity Genomics, DomesticPreparedness.com, Draper Laboratories, Dublin City University, DuPont, Environment Canada, Environmental Health Effects Laboratory, Everest Research Forum, Exocyte Ltd., Federal Centre for Animal Health, Gaiker, Goldbelt Raven, INNOPSYS, InsituTec Inc. , Integrated Nano-Technologies, LLC, International Association of Emergency Management, Israel Institute for Biological Research, Izon Science Ltd., JMAR Technologies, Inc., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laser Focus World, Life Technologies, Lonza, Luminex Corporation, Lund University, Michigan Technological University, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NanoMR, NanoPlatform Systems LLC, Naval Health Research Center, New York State Dept. of Health, Northrop Grumman Corp., Nottingham Trent University, NXP, Oceanit Labs, Inc., Oklahoma State University, OpGen, Inc., Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc., Pall Corporation, Philips Research, Platypus Technologies, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Robert Koch-Institute, SAIC, Sandia National Laboratories , Smiths Detection Diagnostics, SRI International, Tetracore, TriLink Biotechnologies, Inc., U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - S&T, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Université Catholique de Louvain, University of California - Santa Cruz, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Wyoming, URS Corporation, USAMRIID, Veritide Ltd., Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, WVNano, and Y&Z Innovation LLC.