DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PositiveID Corporation ("PositiveID" or "Company") (OTCQB:PSID), a life sciences company focused on detection and diagnostics, announced today that it will exhibit its Caregiver® non-contact, infrared thermometer and its Firefly Dx point-of-need pathogen detection system at the AMSUS Federal Health 2016 Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD from November 29-December 2, 2016. Caregiver is a clinical-grade, infrared thermometer for measurement of forehead temperature in adults, children, and infants without contact. It delivers an oral-equivalent temperature directly from the forehead in one to two seconds. Since Caregiver does not require probe cover supplies, it reduces the risk of cross-contamination and saves healthcare facilities the cost of covers (as much as $0.05 to $0.10 per temperature), storage space, and waste disposal costs. It is estimated that Caregiver can offer savings of $250 or more per year per device in probe cover supplies alone. PositiveID is developing the Firefly Dx polymerase chain reaction ("PCR") prototype system to be a handheld, fully automated, lab quality, real-time device able to detect bio-threats at the point of need. Currently, PCR tests are run on large lab equipment and take a minimum of four hours to deliver results. A design advantage of Firefly Dx is that it does not require additional equipment or separate steps for sample preparation and purification, unlike current lab-based equipment, thus reducing time to results as well as cost per test. AMSUS - the Society of Federal Health Professionals - was established in 1891 and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1903. The medical services of the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security and the medical departments other federal agencies form the constituency of the Association. AMSUS' objectives are to advance the knowledge of federal and military medicine, to increase the efficiency of its membership by providing a forum for discussion of common ideas and issues, and provide continuing education opportunities for its members.