The modules, based on Cepheid's GeneXpert PCR technology, will be used with Biohazard Detection Systems developed by Northrop Grumman's Security Systems to detect biological threats for the USPS. The new order is part of the second phase of the project, with modules being installed starting in April. At present, the company is shipping and installing 800 GeneXpert modules that were ordered for the first phase of the project.
Cepheid expects an additional order of 300 modules later this year. In total, detection systems are planned for 283 mail processing centers throughout the