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Prior to JBAIDS, it took the military two to four days back in a microbiology laboratory to accurately identify the presence of a biological warfare agent. JBAIDS can do it on the spot in 40 minutes.
Recent events, such as anthrax scares and discovery of terrorist plans, have led to a heightened awareness of biological warfare agents and other harmful pathogens in the environment Luckily, the technology exists to detect these harmful microbes.
The world market for chemical and biological warfare agent detectors could reach nearly $400 million in 2002, with the United States leading this sector as both the top investor in technology and the biggest buyer of new equipment.
Among many of the lessons learned from the Persian Gulf War were: (1) there was a need for a biological warfare agent detector and (2) some service members developed Gulf War Syndrome and other disorders.
Caption: ABOVE: Canada's huge stockpiles of mustard gas and other chemical and biological warfare agents were disposed of following the Second World War on land and in deep ocean disposal sites.
Caption: Canada's huge stockpiles of mustard gas and other chemical and biological warfare agents were disposed of following the Second World War on land and in deep ocean disposal sites.
5: Biological warfare agents are likely to be selected for their ability to either incapacitate or kill humantargets of attack.
Many biological warfare agents are naturally occurring around the world or easily derived from plants and could be transformed by biohacking.
The group considered issues related to chemoprophylaxis and immunization against biological warfare agents. Later that year, representatives from Canada and Norway joined the group and the BioMedAC slowly grew to include members from the dozen or so NATO nations that had robust biodefense programs.
Many of these tests used substances with the physical properties of chemical or biological warfare agents that were thought at the time to be harmless.
A second study in the United Kingdom also noted a relationship between health complaints and multiple vaccines or inoculations against biological warfare agents.
Due to their small footprint and low power requirements, nanopores could also be used to detect biological warfare agents.