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Delaware company gets federal money for biological warfare detection device

Monday, May 24th, 2010

A Delaware company will get a $2.4 million federal grant to continue its work in detecting a variety of biological warfare agents.

ANP technologies will continue to test and refine a hand held device it says can quickly detect the presence and types of chemical agents.  Senator Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) and Congressman Mike Castle (R-Del.) were on hand to make the announcement of federal funds.

Castle told company officials the device will go a long way in helping soldiers in battle.  Kaufman quoted a study that states it is only a matter of time before biological agents are used on soldiers or the population in the United States.

Kaufman also praised ANP as one of the new types of companies needed to bring the U.S. out of the current recession.  He said banking and home construction jobs could no longer be counted on as a main stay for the economy.  He said ANP combined with the Fisker company bringing new auto technology to the old Boxwood Road GM plant were good examples of Delaware’s support for new technology jobs.

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