MRIGlobal today announced that it has received a $9 million contract from the U.S. Army to test and evaluate equipment to identify chemical, biological, and radiological hazards in the field.
With this 14-month contract, MRIGlobal will assess detection equipment for compliance with the Common Analytical Laboratory System requirements. MRIGlobal will analyze the capability of specific equipment to process samples quickly and accurately.
"We're honored to be working with the Army to select the best equipment for use in mobile labs to protect our military and first responders from threats," said Michael F. Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. "We are uniquely qualified for this task with our expertise and instrumentation for testing and analyzing agents and explosives."
MRIGlobal has significant experience with the benchtop, portable, and handheld instruments and technologies that will be evaluated for ruggedness and reliability for this project. In addition, MRIGlobal's staff of 650 includes technical researchers highly experienced with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive agents.
Date: Mar 27, 2012