LLNL biodetection system bound for space

April 28, 2016- 
A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier — outer space.The Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) is a versatile tool that has been employed for all kinds of studies, from analyzing the purity of infant vaccines to detecting...

Lawrence Livermore technology could help detect diseases in commercial swine industry

May 19, 2015- 
Agricultural officials who seek to detect diseases affecting the commercial swine industry may gain a new ally — a biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers.A study by LLNL and Kansas State University scientists found that the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) could help identify diseases in the commercial swine...

Lawrence Livermore technology could screen for emerging viral diseases

July 15, 2014- 
A microbe detection array technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) scientists could provide a new rapid method for public health authorities to conduct surveillance for emerging viral diseases.This possible use of the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) was studied by an international team of researchers from eight nations in a paper published late...

LLNL technology detects bacterial pathogens in soldiers' combat wounds

June 17, 2014- 
A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have previously been missed by other technologies.This advance may, in time, allow an improvement in how soldiers' wounds are treated.In a three-year study by LLNL and four other institutions, the researchers used the Lawrence...

Livermore Lab's microbial detection array detects plague in ancient human remains

March 6, 2014- 
Scientists who study past pandemics, such as the 14th century Black Death that devastated much of Europe, might soon be turning to an innovative biological detection technology for some extra help.The apparent first use of this technology, known as a microarray, for studying pathogens from ancient DNA, was reported today by a team of scientists in the daily online journal, Scientific Reports...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory licenses microbial detection array advance to Missouri firm

March 22, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has licensed its microbial detection array technology to a St. Louis, Mo.-based company, MOgene LC, a supplier of DNA microarrays and instruments. Known formally as the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA), the technology could enable food safety professionals, law enforcement, medical professionals and others to detect within 24 hours...

New LLNL detection technology identifies bacteria, viruses, other organisms within 24 hours

May 5, 2010- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Law enforcement authorities seeking to detect bioterrorism attacks, doctors diagnosing diseases and regulatory agencies checking product safety may find a new ally in a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) detection technology.The advance, known as the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA), could enable law enforcement, medical professionals and...