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Academia Book Exhibits
Booth 8

7700 Cerro Gordo Road
Gainesville, VA 20144-1929

Academia Book Exhibits organizes and arranges professional combined book and journal displays.

Air Sea Atlanta, Inc.
Booth 7

1234 Logan Circle
Atlanta, GA 30318

Air Sea Atlanta, Inc. is a world-wide supplier of a most comprehensive range of United Nations-certified packaging for transport of infectious or diagnostic specimens, with or without dry ice or cool packs, to the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. All items are available for immediate shipment, with no minimum order quantity.

American Society for Microbiology
Booth 12

1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world, representing over 42,000 microbiologists throughout the world. ASM represents 25 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. ASM is comprised of five boards—Education and Training, Meetings, Membership, Public and Scientific Affairs, and Publications, plus the American Academy of Microbiology. ASM Programs represented at ICEID include Meetings and Publications.

Applied Maths, Inc.
Booth 18

512 East 11th Street
Suite 207
Austin, TX 78701

Applied Maths develops innovative software solutions for the biosciences. Areas of specialization are pattern-matching algorithms, clustering and identification methods, and data-mining tools for massive datasets such as microarrays and gene chips. Since 1991, Applied Maths has set the trend for the analysis of fingerprints with the renowned GelCompar package. Today the company continues to be a pioneer in bioinformatics, with BioNumerics, GelCompar II, GeneMaths, and GeneBase.

Armed Forces Institute of PathologyPublic Affairs Office
Booth 19

6825 16th Street, NW
Bldg 54, Room 1106
Washington, DC 20306-6000

The AFIP, a tri-service Institute of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in Washington, DC, presents material highlighting its DoD readiness support. Included are AFIP efforts to identify emerging infections and disease patterns, such as bioterrorism agent detection and collaborative research and surveillance, and sophisticated technology to track environmental toxins and adverse drug reactions. Programs featured include Persian Gulf War Illness studies, expanded DNA research and applications, molecular biology and genetics research programs, and veterinary pathology work.

U.S. Army Healthcare Recruiting
Booth 31

1568 Hood Avenue
Forest Park, GA 30297-5104

Career and educational opportunities with the Medical Department of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve.

Association of Public Health Laboratories
Booth 14

2025 M Street, NW
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036-3320

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is a professional, nonprofit organization representing national, state, and local public health laboratories. APHL collaborates with partners in private and public sectors, advocating and formulating sound public health and environmental health policies, and providing technical assistance and training.

Blackhawk BioSystems, Inc.
Booth 9

12945 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon, CA 94583

Blackhawk BioSystems is a leading worldwide manufacturer of quality control products for use in laboratories that perform infectious disease testing. Products available include the complete line of VIROTROL® independent quality assurance reagents that are used with commercially available testing procedures for hepatitis, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and other test procedures.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Booth 5

1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333

In 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a national campaign to reduce antimicrobial resistance through the promotion of more judicious antibiotic use. This campaign is comprehensive and extensive, encompassing public media, professional education, and applied research and surveillance activities.

CDC's National Campaign for Appropriate Antibiotic Use has two objectives:

  1. Reduce inappropriate antibiotic use
  2. Reduce the spread of resistance to antibiotics

To accomplish these objectives, the campaign has several major areas of activity:

  • Developing strategies and materials that will lead to changes in risk behaviors related to antibiotic use
  • Serving as a resource to groups implementing and evaluating campaigns and intervention programs
  • Forming partnerships to harness the resources of collaborating organizations
  • Assessing the impact on antibiotic use, resistance, and patient/provider satisfaction.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Booth 2

1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333

The office of Scientific and Health Communications (OSHC) mission is to conduct effective scientific and health communications, develop new information concepts and systems such as Multimedia MMWR Epidemic Information Exchange (Epi-X), and provide consultation and training programs.

National Center for Infectious Diseases
Booth 13

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333

CDC's vision for the future is a world in which all available tools are used to combat today's diseases and prevent those of tomorrow. Preventing Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Strategy for the 21st Century describes a strategy for moving towards the fulfillment of this vision. This strategy and other informational and educational literature regarding infectious diseases are available at the exhibit booth.

Booth 22

1124 Sorrel Ridge Lane
Oakton, VA 22124

Cereplex provides information technologies to hospitals and clinics to help them automate disease detection and reporting (both routine and for bioterrorism detection), address nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance, and improve the quality of care they provide.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Booth 30

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
555 South Howes Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. APHIS safeguards resources from exotic invasive pests and diseases, monitors and manages agricultural pests and diseases existing in the United States, resolves and manages trade issues related to animal or plant health, and ensures the humane care and treatment of animals.

U.S. Department of Defense
Booth 26

Global Emerging Infections System
503 Robert Grant Avenue
Silver Springs, MD 20910-7500

The mission of the DoD-GEIS is to implement the Presidential Directive on emerging infections through an international, coordinated, joint Service Program Focused on timely recognition and control of emerging and re-emerging infections. The means include systematic surveillance (especially laboratory-based), research, response, training, and capacity building. This mission is executed in two primary settings: the DoD's unique overseas laboratory network and the service-specific hubs.

Booth 1

380 New York Street
Redlands, CA 92373

ESRI develops computer software that maps health data. ArcView, ESRI’s most well known geographic information systems (GIS) software is used by over 5,000 health organizations world wide, in areas such as epidemiology, in-home service routing, marketing, research and Internet mapping.

EXAKT Technologies, Inc.
Booth 16

7416 N Broadway Extension
Suite E
Oklahoma City, OK 73116-9066

Whether you're shipping vials, jars, Petri dishes, or even medical devices, EXAKT offers infectious substance and diagnostic specimen packaging tailored to fit your specific shipping needs. Our packaging approach gives us the flexibility to provide a customized packaging solution to best match your unique shipping requirements. Visit our Web site at and take our 5Q test, or contact us by e-mail at or call toll-free 800/866-7172.

Focus Technologies
Booth 28-29

10703 Progress Way
Cypress, CA 90630

At Focus Technologies, formerly MRL, our world revolves around one thing—infectious disease. Our full-service infectious disease laboratory offers over 1200 assays. Our diagnostics group sells serological products worldwide for rare and emerging diseases, as well as type-specific kits for HSV-1 and HSV-2, HerpeSelect™. Focus is also a leader in antimicrobial drug resistance surveillance with TSN—the world's largest antimicrobial susceptibility database.

Fogarty International Center
Booth 25

National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive
MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220

The Fogarty International Center has been a critical component of the NIH international effort since 1968. The Center's mission is to reduce global health disparities by supporting and promoting research and to prepare the current and future generation of international and U.S. scientists to meet global health needs.

Booth 23

10210 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Gen-Probe, the recognized world leader in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of genetic probe tests for diagnosing human disease, has been a pioneer in bringing DNA probe assays to the clinical laboratory. Its advanced amplification technologies continue to lead the industry. Representatives will be available to discuss the new APTIMA® Combo 2 Assay, PACE Systems for STDs, and assays for AMPLIFIED™ MTD and GASDirect™.

MIDI, Inc.
Booth 17

125 Sandy Drive
Newark, DE 19713

MIDI, Inc. is dedicated to developing microbial identification products and services for research and diagnostic purposes. MIDI develops, manufactures, and sells the Sherlock Microbial Identification System worldwide. The Sherlock System identifies bacteria and yeast based on gas chromatographic analysis of their whole cell fatty acid content. Additionally, MIDI provides a Bioterrorism database with each system capable of identifying key agents of biological warfare, including Bacillus anthracis.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Booth 24

31 Center Drive, Bldg 31, Room 7A-50
MSC 2520
Bethesda, MD 20892-2520

Institute staff will provide materials and information for health care professionals and the general public on NIAID biomedical research areas. These areas include allergic, immunologic, and infectious diseases.

Packard Instrument Company
Booth 15

800 Research Pkwy
Meriden, CT 06450

Packard Instrument Company is a subsidiary of Packard Bioscience Company, a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of analytical instruments and related products and services for use in the drug discovery and molecular biology segments of the life sciences industry and in the nuclear instrumentation industry. Primary products include the following: automated liquid handling and sample preparation systems, microwell plate readers and plate imaging systems, drug screening and detection reagents, biochip systems, and bioanalytical scintillation instrumentation.

Booth 6

9075 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21406

Established in 1987, PANBIO, Inc. is a globally focused Australian biotechnology company which specializes in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of diagnostic kits for infectious diseases. With the acquisition of Integrated Diagnostics, Inc. USA (INDX) in 1999 and Stellar Bio Systems, Inc. in 2001, PANBIO's product range includes more than 60 diagnostic assays with a core focus on arbovirus and tick-borne diseases and high quality mouse serum and mouse serum proteins. It has an FDA-approved facility in Columbia, MD.

Booth 11

Public Health Foundation
Booth 33

1220 L Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005

The Public Health Foundation is a national nonprofit organization, which works in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to provide training and resource materials to public health and clinical professionals. Topics include bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, appropriate antibiotic use, epidemiology, immunizations, influenza, travel medicine, and infectious diseases. PHF also has a free on-line clearinghouse of distance learning courses at

Purified div Germfree Labs
Booth 10

7435 NW 41st Street
Miami, FL 33166

Purified microEnvironments a Division of Germfree Laboratories, Inc., has been manufacturing biological and chemical safety equipment for over 40 years. We specialize in transportable high containment class III gloveboxes and related NBC filtration systems. New products include rapid containment systems for the first responder.

Response Biomedical Corporation
Booth 21

8855 Northbrook Court
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5J 5J1

Response Biomedical develops diagnostic tests for use with its FDA cleared RAMP Reader for use in clinical, STAT-lab, and point-of-care applications, as well as rapid on-site environmental testing for biological agents. The RAMP System delivers accurate and reliable results in less than fifteen minutes, and has the potential to be used with more than 250 medical and non-medical tests currently performed in laboratories.

Thermo Forma
Booth 32

P.O. Box 649
Marietta, OH 45750

Thermo Forma is a leading manufacturer of controlled-environment equipment for the educational, biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical, and industrial research markets. Product lines include cell culture incubators, ultra-low temperature freezers, biological safety cabinets, orbital shakers, LN2 cryopreservation equipment, laboratory refrigerators/freezers, blood bank equipment, and custom-designed products. Stop by our booth for complete details.

Booth 20

Atlanta, GA
770/449 9437

Medical books, journals, and multimedia

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Booth 27

150 Radnor Chester Road
St. Davids, PA 19087

ZOSYN is an everyday empiric antibiotic for moderate to severe infections due to its broad spectrum. Its spectrum covers gram-positive, gram-negative, and anaerobic pathogens, and ZOSYN is not associated with Clostridium difficile disease, emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, and gram-negative multi-drug resistance.

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