PositiveID signs agreement to support DoD contract
The contract with UTC Aerospace Systems will support PositiveID's contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. UTC Aerospace Systems will help PositiveID develop the DoD Joint U.S. Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition program.
The JUPITR program is meant to detect biological threats to protect U.S. warfighters and allies. The program will test and evaluate PositiveID's microfluidic bioagent autonomous networked detector, or M-BAND, the company's biological detection and identification technology. The assessment will baseline cost of operation, ease of use, maintainability, reliability and performance to determine the best choice for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
"We are very pleased to work together with UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver M-BAND systems for testing and evaluation for the protection of our warfighters and supporters through the JUPITR program," William Caragol, the chairman and CEO of PositiveID, said.
PositiveID filed a form 8-K with more details regarding the contract.
M-BAND autonomously and continuously analyzes air samples to detect biological airborne threats in the form of toxins, viruses and bacteria. The technology was developed under a contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. M-BAND is designed to detect the release of pathogens to defend against potential terrorist attacks.