TITLE

Mobile Hazmat Lab to Hit Road Soon

PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that a first-of-its kind Mobile Molecular Testing Laboratory (MMTL) capable of force protection, rapid diagnostics, epidemiology, and preventive medicine will soon emerge from Pierce Manufacturing Inc.'s assembly line. Built under an Air Force contract with Vital Probes Inc. of Mayfield, the MMTL is a completely deployable 31-foot vehicle that will contain Biosafety Level 2 and 3 zones and the latest and most advanced technology for testing, containment and transport. When complete later this year, the unit will first be put into service at Brooks City Base, San Antonio. The mobile lab unit is designed to allow both culturing and molecular analysis of agents on-site done by emergency service personnel. This early detection should result more rapid population evacuation, containment and deployment of treatment protocols.
ACCESSION #
18031456

 

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