Delta Scientific Ships First Mail Screening Security BioBooth

U.S. Embassy in Europe first to deploy mail screening booth


PALMDALE, CALIF. - March 2007 - Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced the shipment of it first bio-defense Mail Room Inspection BioBooth to a U.S. embassy in Europe. Self-contained, prefabricated, pre-wired and UL-listed, the BioBooth mail screening booth has been designed for inspectors to safely receive and open mail, isolating the rest of the staff and facility from exposure if bio-hazards are delivered.

"Designed with major input from the U.S. Department of State, our new BioBooth concept will be the first line of biological weapons defense for many governmental and corporate organizations worldwide," reports David Dickinson, Delta Scientific senior vice president. "This is extremely important when one realizes the lethality of a single gram of anthrax spores and the ease of distributing it by mail."

The Mail Room Inspection BioBooth will be typically installed outside of a main building or inside a shipping and receiving warehouse. When attacked by biological hazards, facilities such as post offices will no longer face a lengthy closure. Upon discovering contaminated mail, the BioBooth can be sealed, quickly unbolted, and safely removed from public areas for decontamination.

Delta's new Mail Room Inspection BioBooths feature outer and inner workrooms with sealed doors, lighting and hospital style floors. Each room has long countertops and open spaces for staging, sorting and prospective decontamination. A bench top-mounted HEPA-filtered laboratory hood with UV sterilization is pre-installed and may be flexibly positioned to isolate and protect the inspector opening the packages. The booths have controllable drainage and an internal wash-down hose bib. An optional sub-floor basin catches the contaminated liquid for removal through a valve into a disposal container.

The units fit into sea-going open top shipping containers and are available in a wide range of national and international voltages. Both standard and custom size BioBooths are available.

Besides booths, Delta builds seven broad classes of counter terrorist vehicle barricade systems, including beam barricades, wedge barricades, bollards, sliding gates, shallow foundation high security barricades, surface mounted barricades and portable barricades.