Smiths Detection to distribute BioCheck powder screening test kits

A worldwide distribution agreement has been announced by Smiths Detection with 20/20 BioResponse for its patented BioCheck powder screening test kits.

BioCheck is an easy-to-use screening kit combining a "best in class" protein assay with a pH test to rapidly assess suspicious powders that could potentially be biological threats. The kits have been used by emergency responder teams and government agencies for more than seven years.

“This partnership reinforces our goal of becoming a total solutions provider for biological threat assessment," Mal Maginnis, president of global military and emergency responders for Smiths Detection, said. "BioCheck complements our line of suspicious powders assessment technologies giving emergency responders a comprehensive suite to choose from for quick, efficient and accurate detection in suspicious powder incidents."

Smiths Detection's provides advanced security solutions for the civil and military markets, including the development and manufacture of government-regulated technology products to identify biological and chemical weapons.

“Smiths Detection is an ideal partner with a well-established global customer base that will greatly benefit from the capabilities that BioCheck offers," Jonathan Cohen, president and CEO of 20/20 BioResponse, said. "Their full breadth of complementary technologies provides a comprehensive solution, and we look forward to a meaningful and long-term relationship with them.”