This mobile laboratory will be able to safely prepare, analyze and transport anthrax-contaminated soil samples and perform fast, effective detection of anthrax using polymerase chain reaction technology.
Other project features include the provision of consumables needed for biological agent detection in soil samples including protective clothing and lab accessories and also work procedure guidelines for remediating contaminated soil.

IBATECH CEO, Joaquin Baumela, said of the project “(it) is relevant at a European level in the field of CBRN as it offers an integrated solution for sampling, detecting, identifying and decontaminating anthrax-infected land. Thanks to the trust placed by NSPA in us and our experience in the military biological field, we have been able to develop a fully equipped BSL-3 lab together with enough reagents and consumables to perform 1,500 anthrax detection and identification field tests so we can draw up a map of contaminated land.”

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