From a defense standpoint, the LLMDA could be a potential life saver, especially in the case of a sophisticated biological or chemical attack in which more than one agent is turned loose on a population at the same time. But the LLMDA has equally important yet more benign uses. It could improve food product safety, help agronomists monitor for plant pathogens, or quickly diagnose a medical problem. It already discovered a pig virus that was present in an infant vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline. The virus turned out to be harmless, but it goes to show just how groundbreaking a fast, all-seeing bio-detector could be.