Astrix awarded staffing contract for Biowatch program

Astrix Technology Group has received a laboratory staffing contract to support the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Health Affairs BioWatch Program.

The five year, $75 million contract will consist of a base period and four option years, reports.

The BioWatch Program aims to provide and maintain a continuous bioterrorism air monitoring system in large metropolitan areas. The program works with state and local public health communities in order to prepare them on how to respond during a bioterrorist event. BioWatch monitors select urban environments around the clock, as part of the program, reports.

Astrix has partnered with A-TEK, the firm that has been supporting the contract for the last eight years. Together they act as the small business Team Lead, using the partnership to share and implement he best practices to staff and support the BioWatch laboratories in a way that best fulfills the program's objectives.

Richard Albert, the CEO of Astrix, said that it is "committed to working with our partner A-TEK to provide the highest level of quality and service to the Department of Homeland Security BioWatch program," reports.

Founded in 1995, Astrix provides consulting and staffing services to the scientific community. It works with the government and also with the private sector.