Smiths Detection to Launch a Portable Diagnostic System for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Avian Flu

PINE BROOK, N.J. (Oct. 13, 2007) – Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it is to launch a portable detection system that will enable veterinarians to carry out on-site diagnosis of animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth and avian flu. This new technology means vets will be able to diagnose diseases in livestock and birds in the field in less than 90 minutes rather than having to send samples for laboratory analysis.

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