FLIR to Participate in National Academies of Sciences Workshop on Biological Detection Systems

By: Dr. David Cullin, FLIR Detection, Vice President of Research, Development, and Programs

I am currently serving on the planning committee and will take part as a panelist at an upcoming National Academies of Sciences Workshop entitled “Strategies for Effective Biological Detection Systems.” The workshop will explore alternative and effective bio detection systems for aerosolized agents that meet the technical and operational requirements for the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch Program. The workshop will focus on future capabilities, which would enable indoor bio surveillance and benefit the nation’s public health and medical communities with day to day environmental surveillance.

I am excited to be deeply involved in the planning and execution of this important workshop. For almost two decades, I’ve been helping to solve biodefense problems. They present a very difficult set of problems that require innovative solutions. The BioWatch Program is a key capability to the nation’s Homeland Security architecture. I’m honored to be able to assist in finding ways to make it more capable in the future.

This is a public workshop and will take place September 18-19, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the event, click here. 

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