Salvus introduces new facility and summarizes advances in detection technology research and commercialization

New facility expands development, research, testing and production capacity

WALDOSTA, Ga., November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Salvus, LLC, a CJB company, showcased its new facility, expanded capabilities and research developments during a media and open house for more than 100 guests Nov 3 in Valdosta, Ga.

The GTRI team uses a UGV to demonstrate the speed, accuracy and specificity of Salvus™ detection technology to guests at the Salvus Open House on November 3 in Valdosta, Georgia.

The GTRI team uses a UGV to demonstrate the speed, accuracy and specificity of Salvus™ detection technology to guests at the Salvus Open House on November 3 in Valdosta, Georgia.

“We are proud to take the next step in our evolution as Salvus by opening our new facility that will enhance our research capabilities, strengthen our testing capabilities and fulfill our mission of recognizing our customers’ concerns,” he said Clinton BeelandPresident and CEO of Salvus.

“The Salvus™ detection technology shows promise as the world’s first handheld chemical and biological interferometric detector,” he said. “This breakthrough technology can rapidly identify chemical and biological species in liquid, air or surface environments with detection limits consistent with the gold standards used today.”

The first Salvus analyzer is a lightweight, easy-to-use, handheld instrument that can be fitted with one of two cartridge types – a discrete sample cartridge or a flow monitor cartridge for applications where continuous monitoring is required. The cartridges contain a waveguide that can be printed with multiple receptors including antibody, antigen, aptamer, RNA, DNA or molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP). Salvus technology can be integrated into a facility’s processes and adapted to several other form factors, e.g. B. monitoring stations or unmanned vehicles (UGVs, UAVs).

The technology’s capabilities attracted the interest of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), which recently signed a collaborative research and development agreement with Salvus to study agricultural and food safety applications. Salvus also continues sponsored research with Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the original developers of interferometric detection technology, in the fields of healthcare, environmental science, food safety and agriculture. At the recent Poultry Tech Summit, Salvus shared results from joint R&D with GTRI that focused on the monitoring and regulation of peracetic acid (PAA), which is a highly effective disinfectant against bacteria such as E.g campylobacter and salmonelladuring poultry processing.

“The achievements we are seeing in our research and testing efforts, combined with the advances we are making in the design and scalability of the handheld, discrete sample cartridge and flow monitoring cartridge, bring us closer to market,” said Beeland. “As a result, we now have agreements with several commercial partners to supply the platform to select markets. Our new facility allows us to launch into commercial deployment.”

New facility designed for the future

Projections for the new facility include supporting an additional 50-75 employees in science, engineering, biology, technology and precision manufacturing over the next three years, based on need and ramp-up speed with partner companies. The new facility will have multiple laboratory areas for developing, producing, and conducting target-specific analysis or assays, as well as manufacturing and packaging areas for preparing, assembling, and packaging the technology components to meet commercial needs.

To demonstrate the technology’s capabilities, the GTRI team attached the sensor to an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) and then guided it to an open container containing a chemical target. The cartridge has been configured to detect ammonia. The results were almost instantaneous and displayed on a large screen, with a spike indicating the presence of ammonia. The results were both qualitative (yes, the target is there) and quantitative (at that specific level).

With applicability to a wide range of applications across numerous industries including human health, animal health, food, agriculture, water management and industry, Salvus detection technology is unique of its kind:

  • Flexibility to monitor and detect chemical and biological agents, either discretely or through monitoring applications.

  • Ability to deliver results in minutes or seconds instead of hours or days.

  • Adaptability for deployment on multiple form factors (e.g. handheld, surveillance stations, unmanned vehicles).

  • Ability to multiplex or detect multiple targets within the same sample, which is particularly important for food safety, human health and animal health.

Salvus continues to seek potential partners with detection needs across all industry sectors and their new facility offers expanded capabilities for all aspects of development, testing and commercialization.

“Salvus is excited to work with partner companies that align with us culturally and strategically, have significant market access with service and training support, and are willing to work as partners to scale manufacturing and production,” said Beeland. “We see a bright future for our technology with ongoing assay development as goals evolve over time, and we look forward to supporting our customers in these developments.”

Learn more about Salvus and its detection technology at the new website www.salvusdetect.com.

About Salvus

At Salvus, we recognize your concerns™. Founded in 2018, Salvus, LLC is part of the CJB family of companies serving the food, agriculture, life sciences and specialty chemical industries. CJB focuses on safety, quality, reliability and ease of doing business as the cornerstones of its enduring relationships in these industries. Originally developed by researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute, Salvus™ Detection Technology is the world’s first handheld chemical and biological interferometric detector. This breakthrough technology can rapidly identify chemical and biological substances in liquid, air or surface environments with a level of detection comparable to the gold standards used today. Salvus, Latin for safe, aims to support and enhance human, animal and environmental safety through its innovative detection technology. For more information on Salvus, visit salvusdetect.com.

© 2022 Salvus, LLC. All rights reserved. Salvus™ and We Detect Your Concerns™ are trademarks of Salvus, LLC

The Salvus team demonstrates how the flow-through cartridge and handheld device are used to detect the target substance to guests during the Salvus Open House on November 3 in Valdosta, Georgia.

The Salvus team demonstrates how the flow-through cartridge and handheld device are used to detect the target substance to guests during the Salvus Open House on November 3 in Valdosta, Georgia.

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