b'ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTRegion RoundupMoving Fowardavailable for a variety of industries, says Clinton Beeland, president and CEO of Salvus and CJB. We named the company Salvus, which is the Latin word for safe because it is our goal that, through this innovative technology, we can support and enhance the safety of contaminant detection technology requires training topeople, animals, and the environment.operate and its hallmarks are exceptional speed, accuracy,The underlying technology leading to the Salvus detection device and specificity.came from sponsored research conducted initially at the Georgia TechThe platform is proven to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus thatResearch Institute while exploring ways to improve pathogen and causes COVID-19, with sensitivity and specificity comparablechemical detection throughout the food and agriculture industries. to molecular tests, as well as dozens of other potentiallyThe onset of the COVID-19 pandemic stimulated further research into dangerous pathogens and chemical contaminants.diagnostics to address specific virus detection needs in human health during the crisis and beyond.A lightweight, handheld analyzer with a disposable cartridgeboth patent pendingthe Salvus detectionAccording to Loar, the Salvus technology was fostered, promoted, system is adaptable to many point-of-care and on-site usesand managed by CJB Applied Technologies until Salvus LLC became ranging from airports and health care facilities to farm fields,a separate company. Salvus has its own facility in Valdosta, he CJB Expands and tanks and animal enclosures.says. CJB expects to continue to add services, technologies and businesses under the CJB umbrella, while maintaining its core focus to Research & Development Footprint We are excited to make Salvus detection technologysupport its global agricultural and specialty chemical customer base. As part of the continued growth of CJB Appliedwith chemical as well as biological product and process Technologies, the company recently completed itsdevelopment services. state-of-the-art technology center. Located in the Miller Business Park in Lowndes County, the 10,000-square-footThe new facility has fostered the need to hire additional center includes office, lab, and pilot plant areas, as well aspersonnel, including Jim Loar, chief commercial a spacious greenhouse.officer; Amanda Lupo, project specialist; and Dr. Nigel Chimbetete, scientist and head of the companys new To support CJBs contract development customers, theBioconversions Lab.facility provides enhanced capabilities for formulation development and optimization, test method development,In March, Salvus, another part of the CJB family of analytical testing, product performance testing, andcompanies, announced the commercialization of a novel commercial scale-up.interferometric platform that provides highly accurate detection of contaminants or pathogens in many In 2015, CJB Industries established CJB Appliedindustries.Technologies (CAT) to support the agriculture and specialty chemical markets with independent contractApplicable in human and animal health, agriculture, development services. CAT now serves these marketswater quality management, food processing, and the chemical and transportation industries, Salvus handheld New Space: CJB Applied Technologies new location in the Miller Business Park in Lowndes County.52 SG MAGAZINE | SPRING 2021 BUSINESS + CULTURE 53'