from the December 2007 issue

Israel's water company installs anthrax detector

Israel's Mekorot water company has adopted a system developed by the Israeli company Biological Alarm Systems (BAS) which rapidly detects hazardous biological substances in the water supply.

The system detects such toxins as anthrax and botulism in both water and air and can be deployed in public places like mass-transit systems, shopping malls and sports stadiums.

The system automatically samples air or water, giving real-time results. By automatically sampling water quality in real time, the system renders the current lab-based technology obsolete. BAS is a product of the start-up incubator known as the Mofet B'Yehuda Innovation Accelerator, based in Kiryat Arba, a Jewish town located 15 miles south of Jerusalem.

Mofet B'Yehuda works to encourage the development of "clean-tech" companies in Israel by providing funding, infrastructure and business support.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report December 2007

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