What: Colorado State University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will demonstrate a rapid diagnostic tool initially developed by LLNL and UC-Davis researchers to simultaneously detect foot-and-mouth disease and six other important livestock diseases. The demonstration, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will show the tool’s capacity to run up to 1,000 samples processed within 10 hours. The event will include taking a sample from a live cow and a tour of the diagnostic laboratory for media.
Who: Barbara Powers, director of Colorado State University’s diagnostic laboratory; Tammy Beckham, deputy director of science for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center; Barbara Martin, National Animal Health Laboratories Network coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Pam Hullinger, LLNL veterinarian, will talk about the diagnostic tool and discuss how it can be used in an animal health emergency.
When: 10 a.m., Friday, July 28; overview discussion, a demonstration of obtaining a sample from a live cow and processing samples through the equipment, and a tour of the diagnostic laboratory for media.
Where: Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, 300 E. Drake Road, Animal Cancer Center Room 120.
Note: A mult-box will NOT be available. Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact Dell Rae Moellenberg to RSVP at 970-491-6009 or DellRae.Moellenberg@ColoState.edu.