NEW YORK, Aug. 13 – Cepheid and Environmental Technologies Group, a provider of nuclear and biological detection systems, announced a collaboration on Monday to develop an undisclosed number and variety of products for the US military and its allies to detect biological agents.

The partnership seeks to create hand-held devices that can reveal weaponized pathogens in order to provide early detection for troops and for so-called domestic-preparedness users such as police and fire departments, Tom Gutshall, Cepheid’s chairman and CEO, said in an interview.

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