The VPBS Project is headed by General Dynamics Canada for the Canadian Forces. SIL is a member of the development and production team, primarily responsible for the Sampler component.
Before this contract was awarded, SIL and GDC worked together over a number of years on the development of detection systems. A joint project with GD Canada,4WARN V.2 is a fully-automated third generation biological agent detection and identification system. It is based on field-proven fluorescence particle detection for real time detection of biological agents and anti-body based assays for specific identification of specific agents.