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Biobriefcase aerosol collector heater

United States Patent

March 17, 2009
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A system for sampling air and collecting particles potentially including bioagents entrained in the air for detection. The system comprises collecting a sample of the air with the particles entrained in the air, directing the sample to a receiving surface, directing a liquid to the receiving surface thereby producing a liquid surface, wherein the particles potentially including bioagents become captured in the liquid, and heating the liquid wherein the particles potentially including bioagents become heated to lysis the bioagents.
Bell; Perry M. (Tracy, CA), Christian; Allen T. (Madison, WI), Bailey; Christopher G. (Pleasanton, CA), Willis; Ladona (Manteca, CA), Masquelier; Donald A. (Tracy, CA), Nasarabadi; Shanavaz L. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 497,908
August 1, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.