Printer Friendly

U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID) to Tour Microbial-Vac Systems, Inc.'s Laboratories, View Demonstration of Revolutionary M-VAC and RACS Biohazardous Materials Collection and Rapid Detection Technologies.

JEROME, Idaho, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Mike Simpson will travel to Jerome, ID on June 30th to tour the laboratories of Microbial-Vac Systems, Inc. (MSI) and view a demonstration of the company's innovative technologies that aggressively collect, concentrate and allow for rapid detection of microbiological pathogens and agents. Rep. Simpson will be the guest of Dr. Bruce Bradley, founder and chief scientist at MSI. A reception for the Congressman with local community business leaders is planned for after the facility tour and demonstration.

MSI has developed the Microbial-Vac (known as the "M-VAC"), a hand-held, none-destructive, wet/dry vacuum surface sampling device that can be used to collect microscopic samples of bio-hazardous materials such as anthrax and E.coli. The M-VAC has received funding from the U.S. Army and National Institutes of Health's NIAID during its research and development phase and is currently being tested by the Army and several university laboratories. Dr. Bradley holds several patents on the M-VAC. Recently, MSI announced the discovery of a revolutionary technology that will significantly increase the capabilities of first responders, the military and HAZMAT teams to collect and rapidly detect bioterror microorganisms. The technology known as the Rotary Axis Concentration System (RACS) efficiently reduces the volume of bio- hazardous liquid samples and concentrates pathogens to the point where rapid, real-time detection is possible.

MSI is currently seeking additional funding to finish research and development of both the M-VAC and the RACS and move into production. Centering the production of the technologies at MSI's facilities in Jerome will significantly increase the employment opportunities at the facility and add significantly to the local economy.
 WHO: The Honorable Mike Simpson (R-ID), Microbial-Vac Systems, Inc.
 founder and chief scientist Dr. Bruce Bradley, Ph.D.

 WHAT: Tour of Microbial-Vac Systems' laboratories and facility;
 demonstration of M-VAC and RACS advanced technologies for
 collecting, concentrating and rapidly detecting biohazardous
 agents.

 WHEN: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

 WHERE: Microbial-Vac Systems, Inc.
 801 N. Lincoln
 Jerome, Idaho 83338
 Tel: 208-324-7522




CONTACT: Edward Cooper of Highland Stone Associates, +1-301-654-9342, or ecooper@hsapr.com, for Microbial-Vac Systems, Inc.

REPORTERS WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE EVENT, CAN REQUEST MEDIA INFORMATION BY CONTACTING MSI'S SHARON WHITCHURCH 208-324-7522.

CONTACT: Edward Cooper of Highland Stone Associates, +1-301-654-9342, or ecooper@hsapr.com, for Microbial-Vac Systems, Inc.
COPYRIGHT 2004 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jun 28, 2004
Words:384
Previous Article:South Carolina Department of Revenue Implements Metastorm to Streamline Operations; Implementation Increases Efficiency, Productivity and Control.
Next Article:SurfControl Warns IT Managers to Protect Networks Against Growing Threats From Instant Messaging and Peer-to-Peer Networks; Viruses, Spyware and...


Related Articles
Microbial-Vac Systems(R), Inc. Unveils Breakthrough Technology for Collection and Concentration of Biohazardous Materials; Rotary Axis Concentration...
Research and Markets: Documentation Given at the 13th International Detection Technologies 2008 Conference.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters