DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PositiveID Corporation's ("PositiveID") (OTCBB:PSID) subsidiary MicroFluidic Systems ("MFS"), a developer of molecular diagnostic systems, announced today it will present its M-BAND (Microfluidics-based Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector) system at the 10th Annual American Society for Microbiology ("ASM") Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting, to be held February 26-29, 2012, in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. PositiveID will jointly exhibit M-BAND with The Boeing Company and Hamilton Sundstrand.
M-BAND, developed under contract for the Department of Homeland Security by MFS, is an early warning system designed to detect the intentional release of aerosolized biological agents. It runs autonomously for up to 30 days, continuously analyzing air samples, typically in high-traffic areas, for the detection of bacteria, viruses, and toxins with results in as little as three hours. Results from individual M-BAND instruments are reported via a secure wireless network in real time to give an accurate and up to date status for fielded instruments in aggregate. Designed with a high level of operational flexibility, M-BAND can be remotely set to detect for DNA-based pathogens alone, with or without either RNA-based organisms or toxins, or for all three types of pathogens simultaneously at remotely programmable intervals.
According to the ASM, approximately 1,000 leaders and decision makers in the field of biodefense will participate in the Biodefense and Emerging Diseases conference to discuss the critical research necessary to defend against the growing threat of bioterrorism and shape the future of the biodefense research agenda.
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation develops unique medical devices and molecular diagnostic systems, focused primarily on diabetes management, rapid medical testing and airborne bio-threat detection. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for automated preparation of and performance of biological assays. For more information on PositiveID, please visit www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
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Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including the likelihood that PositiveID will present its M-BAND system at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting; the likelihood that PositiveID will jointly exhibit M-BAND with The Boeing Company and Hamilton Sundstrand; the likelihood that approximately 1,000 leaders and decision makers in the field of biodefense will participate in the Biodefense and Emerging Diseases conference to discuss the critical research necessary to defend against the growing threat of bioterrorism and shape the future of the biodefense research agenda; and all other statements in this press release other than
historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include PositiveID's ability to successfully commercialize M-BAND; as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the
Company's 10-K filed on March 25, 2011, and 10-Qs filed on May 13, 2011, August 15, 2011, and November 14, 2011, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
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