Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 22nd, 2002
The fully integrated EDS2000 system uses Ocean Optics spectrofluorimetry technology, software and accessories to detect and quantify the fluorescence from concentrated forms of bacterial endospores present in suspect samples. Ocean Optics is collaborating with scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory to optimize the reagents used to detect anthrax spores.
The EDS2000 tests for the presence of dipicolinic acid (DPA), which is extracted from the endspores when they're added...
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