David Relman, a professor of medicine and microbiology at Stanford who has advised the Obama administration on bio-defense
but is not part of the DARPA research, said the project could play into longstanding fears among countries that enemies might try to harm their crops.
Previous attempts to impose controls typically used in the nuclear realm have shown limited success and showcased that overly burdensome security/compliance structures could hamper progress and innovation in countermeasure and bio-defense
development, thus posing a different form of security risk.
The global biosensors market segmentation is based on technology (electrochemical biosensors, optical biosensors, piezoelectric biosensors, thermal biosensors), and applications (drug discovery, medical applications, blood gas analyzer, blood glucose monitoring, cholesterol testing, infectious diseases, pregnancy testing, food toxicity detection, bioreactor, agriculture, environment, bio-defense
, drug abuse etc.).
He said the Health Ministry has established a bio-defense
base, "which has already taken good measures in area of civil defense".
* Runaway bio-defense
research without an assessment of biowarfare threat and the need for this research;
Developed world besides their conventional armies have established bio-defense
units for defence against bio-warfare if any.
The product will now be assessed against wild type and Tamiflu (oseltamivir)-resistant H7N9 influenza virus under the Data Exchange Agreement Annex for Medical Preparedness and Bio-Defense
Agreement between the Swiss surgeon general and the US Department of Defense.
But HJS's Associate Fellow Dr Bellamy van Aalst, a former EU and NATO bio-defense
consultant, warned against complacency, in light of the relative availability of already-weaponized and readily-deployable biological weapons in Syria.
Environmental, healthcare, bio-defense
, and industrial sectors all see rapid detection of microorganisms as monumentally significant to improving health and public safety.
Applications are vast, from bio-defense
and control of infectious disease in humans and animals, to drinking water and environmental water safety and food and beverage processing.
"If it works, it will really change the bio-defense
posture substantially for troops and civilians."