Biodetection 2012 Conference to Address Challenges and Technology Advances in Detection and Identification of Biological Threats in Washington, DC from June 28-29, 2012

Knowledge Foundation to Bring Together Leading Organizations from around the World for the 20th Biodetection 2012 conference in Washington, DC from June 28-29, 2012

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20th Annual Biodetection Technologies 2012

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2012

Leading organizations from around the world will convene in Washington, DC for the Knowledge Foundation’s 20th annual Biodetection Technologies 2012 conference which will be taking place June 28th -29th 2012.

The Knowledge Foundation is also partnering with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Biosurveillance Symposium, which is conveniently timed and co-located with the 20th Biodetection 2012 Conference in Washington, DC, taking place June 27th 2012.

Key Note Address
Robert Hooks, Director, CBRNE Technologies, TASC, Inc.; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for WMD & BioDefense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
“Challenges and Lessons Learned Developing a National Biosurveillance System”
We will address the challenges and important considerations to operating a national biosurveillance system and a discussion of the experiences sharing and providing the information to decision makers using a series of real-world examples. The talk will also include laying out the fundamental building blocks of an effective biosurveillance system and an approach to successfully make progress in working this complex problem.

BIODETECTION TECHNOLOGIES 2012 - the 20th conference in our Detection Technologies conference series - is an internationally recognized event for experts in detection & identification of biological threats. This conference will review feedback from end-users of detection and point-of-care devices and explore the latest R&D developments and commercialization efforts in the cutting-edge fields of biodefense related technologies including:

  •     Cost-effective/sensitive/selective/reliable detectors for low resource conditions
  •     Point-of-care/clinical applications for pathogen/virus/threat detection and identification
  •     Technological challenges for rapid/early/specific sensitive detection; multi-sensing
  •     Reagentless vs. reagent biodetection systems
  •     Role of nanotechnology and system miniaturization
  •     Use of biochip technology; microfluidics
  •     Advances in microarray and sequencing technologies
  •     Bioinformatics and forensics for biodefense
  •     Reducing false positives vs. detector sensitivity
  •     Field-deployable devices: portability/compatibility/reliability/scalability
  •     Non-PCR vs. PCR based detection techniques
  •     Issues of sensitivity/testing/evaluation/validation

List of Organizations already Participating in Biodetection 2012:
American Elements
Applied Research Associates
Ascel Bio LLC
BAI, Inc.
CBRN
CBRNIAC
CTTSO/TSWG
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Domestic Preparedness
Dow AgroSciences
DSTL
Eureka Genomics
FBI
Gate2Biotech
GenArraytion, Inc
Global Bio Defense
Henry Jackson Foundation
Homeland Security Research
Homeland Security Today
Iowa State University
Izon Science Ltd.
JHU/APL
Kansas State University & CEEZAD
Lab Bulletin
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY
Luminex
MBio Diagnostics Inc
Merck Millipore
MIT Lincoln Lab
MTA/NYC Transit
Nanopaprika.com
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc.
ORNL
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pan Stanford Publishing
Pharam Voice
Rheonix
Rimbach Publishing
Sage-N Research
Sandia National Laboratory
Scienion US, Inc
Shenygen Huakuang United Gene Biotech
Tactical Defense Media
Tetracore, Inc.
The Scientist Magazine
The University of California San Diego
The University of Texas at Austin
U.S. Army
U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency
US FDA
US FDA
USDA APHIS PPQ CPHST
USDA APHIS PPQ CPHST NPGBL
USSTRATCOM SCC-WMD J2
UT-Battelle
West Virginia University
Western University of Health Sciences

About The Knowledge Foundation
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy, nanotechnology, and chemical & biological detection technologies.

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