10 freezers are required to keep all our project samples frozen at the correct temperature.

9 is the age of the oldest Bio Detection Dog in the department.

8 weeks is the earliest we will start training with a puppy.

7 is the average number of weeks it takes to train a new dog to be ready to work on a project.

6 is the number of dedicated trainers we have on the Bio Detection Team. They are part of a big team that makes it all work.

5 is the number of projects we currently have running: The current ones are:

  • Urological Cancers
  • Malaria
  • Parkinson’s
  • Research into bacterial infections
  • OU study – Canine sensory project
  • Projects in the pipeline are:
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Animal cancers-
  • 4 dogs is the average number allocated to a project.-
  •  3 of our projects are due to go to double blind testing this year.
  • 2 fully equipped training rooms are available to the team throughout the week.
  • 1, we have 1 goal…to train dogs to save lives.

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