Toxin Guard™ comes to the army's defense
PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive
and Armament Command, Armament Research, Development
& Engineering Center (ARDEC) and Toxin Alert Inc.
(TOX-V and TOXAF-OTC) announced today the execution
of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
(CRADA) for Diagnostic Packaging Materials which will
evaluate and further develop Toxin Alert's patented
Toxin Guard(TM) technology for purposes of military
packaging and homeland security applications.
Under the Agreement, work will be performed at the U.S.
Army's Picatinny Arsenal (ARDEC) in New Jersey, the
Toxin Alert Inc. headquarters in Toronto, ON, Mississippi
State University in Starkville, MS, and The University
of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Any new
developments or applications arising under the Agreement
will be utilized by the U.S. Army for military and defense
purposes, and by Toxin Alert for commercial purposes.
"ARDEC will definitely put Toxin Guard(TM) through
its paces," said Ted Petroff, Toxin Alert's Exec.
Vice President. "Toxin Alert has the unique opportunity
to work with outstanding researchers with a broad range
of technical and application knowledge at both the universities
and the military."
Earlier, Toxin Alert and ARDEC jointly submitted Toxin
Guard(TM) as a solution to homeland security concerns
outlined in a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) made by
the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) for Combating
About the Picatinny Arsenal (ARDEC)
Home of American Firepower: Picatinny's mission is to
support Army transformation goals. In an effort to streamline
the acquisition process and to deliver on soldiers'
needs exactly when they need them - and at an affordable
price - Picatinny has established increasingly close
partnerships with universities and industry partners,
involving them in collaborative efforts early in the
research and development process. Picatinny has unique
laboratories and special facilities to evaluate prototype
designs. These facilities are also available to Picatinny's
contractors and other government agencies that are part
of the national energetic consortium established by
Picatinny and the Army Research Laboratory.
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University, a land-grant and sea-grant
institution founded in 1878, is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive
Institution and the largest university in Mississippi.
MSU has more than 16,000 students (20 % of whom are
graduate students); has more than 930 full-time faculty
members and approx. 4,000 full time employees; has total
revenues of more than US $ 460 million; and has research
expenditures of more than $ 150 million.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi is a Carnegie
research extensive university with a student body of
more than 15,000. With two campuses and five teaching
and research sites across south Mississippi as well
as in France, Mexico, England, and Spain, The University
of Southern Mississippi serves the state, the Southeastern
U.S. region, and the entire nation. The university is
nationally recognized for its programs in polymer science,
marine science, education, psychology, international
studies, arts, hydrography and economic development.
For more information, please visit www.usm.edu.
About Toxin Alert
Toxin Alert is a biotechnology company dedicated to
bringing its Toxin Guard(TM) technology to market. Toxin
Guard(TM) is a patented system of placing antibody-based
tests on polymer packaging films to detect pathogens
or other selected micro organisms. The company aims
to leverage its patented technology into a commercialized
food safety product. The technology has numerous potential
applications in several other fields.
For more information, please visit www.toxinalert.com.
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Source: Toxin Alert Inc.
CONTACT: Dr. T. Edward Petroff, Exec. Vice President,
Toxin Alert Inc., Tel: (416) 213-0990; Dr. Patrick B.
Black, ARDEC Enterprise
Management, Medical Device Development and Nanotechnology
Group, Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806,
Tel: (973) 724 3179