Hotzone Solutions announces countermeasure partnership with miprolab

Hotzone Solutions, a Netherlands-based nuclear, biological and chemical defense training and consulting company, announced a strategic partnership last week with a German microbiological diagnostics and detection developer.

The partnership with miprolab Mikrobiologische Diagnostik GmbH Germany will give HZS the opportunity to further diversify and increase its CBRN biological countermeasures training capabilities and services. HZS said that the partnership will help the company to customize its services to meet the needs of its customers.

HZS's new partner, miprolab, offers a broad range of services and products for microbiological detection and diagnosis. The company's services include the production of toxins, microbiological and toxicological analyses of samples, and the production and development of rapid assays for infectious agents, toxins and metabolites.

Later this year, HZS will incorporate miprolab's rapid tests for detecting biological threats in its training courses. The rapid test is simple to handle, contains a read-out that is visible by the naked eye and provides a quick result. The miPROTECT test systems can be used for on-site detection in the field and may be used by military and civil protection units.

HZS said that the partnership is part of the company's efforts to provide world-class CBRNE training solutions at the international level and offer complete solutions in the areas of capability development, consultancy, training and delivery of capability.