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PositiveID and UTC Aerospace Parter for Biosurveillance Program

PositiveID Corporation has signed a contract with UTC Aerospace Systems to support a contract for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint U.S. Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) biosurveillance program.

The JUPITR program will test and evaluate PositiveID’s biological detection and identification technology called M-BAND (Microfluidic Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector). The assessment will baseline performance, reliability, maintainability, ease of use, and cost of operation to provide the “best of breed” and most affordable options for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. This contract is expected to be performed over the next seven months, between March and September, 2014.

PositiveID’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, William J. Caragol, stated, “We are very pleased to work together with UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver M-BAND systems for testing and evaluation for the protection of our warfighters and supporters through the JUPITR Program.”

Source: PositiveID press release, adapted.

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