SOURCE: ThermoDyne

August 25, 2009 13:33 ET

ThermoDyne, Major Component Supplier for Mail Defender, Marks Implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-7) Mandating All Federal Buildings Must Be Protected Against BioTerrorism Attacks

ELKHART, IN and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - At a press conference held on August 25th in Elkhart, IN, local dignitaries including Mayor Richard Moore and U.S. Representative Mark E. Souder ®, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, offered insights into the compliance requirement of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-7). A special contingent of counter terrorism experts from the United Kingdom also attended.

Pat Heller, President of Elkhart-based ThermoDyne (, said, "Mail Defender's ingenious technology, which combines ultraviolet, microwave and high frequency energy to neutralize dangerous pathogens works because of our thermal solutions. ThermoDyne's microporous insulations systems minimize all modes of heat transfer simultaneously within minimum space and weight requirements. In other words, Mail Defender kills the pathogens without cooking the mail."

"Anthrax attacks -- either as a hoax, or the very deadly real thing -- are a continual headache to the security community, because this dangerous pathogen is easily sent through the mail. Mail Defender III is the ONLY equipment that actually kills anthrax, smallpox, SARS, avian flu, and many other dangerous substances in the customer's office," said Michael Lu, Chairman and CEO of BioDefense Corporation.

HSPD-7 Mandate opens 9,000 Federal Buildings as Market for Mail Defender; Will Create Hundreds of New, Long-Lasting Jobs in Recession-Weary Elkhart and Boston

Congressman Souder said, "As a senior member of the Homeland Security committee, I am acutely aware of the harm that could be brought against us by those with evil intentions who oppose rights and freedoms that we as Americans enjoy. Since 9/11, however, we have taken steps to help anticipate and deter future attacks and prepare for a quick and effective response following an emergency.

"I am committed to ensuring that all of our resources don't simply go to New York City and Washington, D.C.," he continued. "Too often, less populous states, and smaller cities and towns, are forgotten and I'm am dedicated to seeing our nation continue to make gains in our efforts to protect our nation and prevent terrorists from doing harm to our nation," concluded Representative Souder.

About ThermoDyne

Provider of thermal solutions for a variety of industrial, military and space-oriented equipment, ThermoDyne produces microporous insulations materials and designs high performance insulations systems. The company offers a full in-house design, engineering, production and technical support. Designs include a variety of materials including felts, mats, coated and un-coated fabrics, silicon, Teflon, plastics, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium or Hastelloy. ThermoDyne headquarters are at 822 Middlebury Street, Elkhart, IN 46616. Tel: 574-522-3606

About BioDefense Corporation

Over the past eight years, BioDefense Corporation has developed multiple Mail Defender prototypes, and is now bringing to market its first commercial production unit. BioDefense has secured a patent for the technology containing over 30 claims, and has completed independent testing from multiple laboratories under government supervision confirming the efficacy of the technology. Current customers for the Mail Defender include the United Nations, U.S. Military, and other high-profile government and financial institutions. Headquarters are at 12 Channel Street, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-778-1800.

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