September 20, 2014

Tech Spotlight

Center for Biological Defense

University of South Florida, Tampa; Jacqueline Cattani, director

Barbara Miracle | 1/1/2006
Established in fall 2000, the CBD conducts laboratory studies on identifying biological weapons and other infectious diseases. Ongoing research includes a new generation of detector for pathogens and biological toxins in food, water and humans; surveillance systems for timely identification of epidemics; and protective clothing for first responders. The center also provides education and training on homeland security issues.

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