Automated Biodetection and Bioidentification
The BioHawk LF® is an automated, integrated system for detecting, collecting and identifying airborne pathogens. BioHawk LF employs multiple world-class technologies: biofluorescent detection, cyclone-type wet collection, machine vision, and multi-analyte lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) identification.
Fully automated Upon detection of a suspicious aerosol, the bioidentifier executes automatically, or may also be manually initiated if preferred. Test results are provided through an onboard display and serial digital data link.
Reduced use of consumables Assays are only performed when a bioaerosol has been detected, saving time and cost. This is in contrast to protocols where assays are run at fixed intervals or in batch processing where each batch must be tested before release.
Rapid results No lag between detection and testing - the entire process from the initial threat detection to results takes only about 20 minutes.
Accurate test analysis BioHawk LF employs sophisticated machine vision technology to ensure that tests are read with maximum accuracy, eliminating variables such as lighting conditions and imperfect human vision. Weak positive results that might have been missed by conventional methods will be correctly read. A strong positive may be identified early in the test protocol, shortening the time to results by several minutes.
- A sophisticated aerosol biodetector/sampler/wet bioidentifier
- Suitable for toxins, bacteria, spores, fungi, multi-cellular pathogens
- Performs up to 8 simultaneous bioassays on collected samples
- 325 liter/minute air sampling rate
- Hours-long air sampling times
- Uses widely available lateral flow immunoassay tickets
- Room temperature storage of consumables
- Machine vision-based assay protocol
- Incorporates multiple novel patented technologies
- Fast assays: 5 - 15 minutes typ.
- Auto-flush protocol for decontamination and cleaning
- Flash memory retains data for over 6,000 assays
- Air quality
- Public Health
- Medical facilities
- Homeland security
|Exterior air sampling rate||325 liters/min.|
|Aerosol biodetector- trigger for sampling process||UV bio-fluorescence detector. Average time-to-alarm is 15 seconds.|
|Air sampling rate for biological aerosol detector||1.2 liters/min.|
|Bioaerosol detection limit||<100 ACPLA, 90% confidence limit under controlled lab conditions.|
|Biological sample preparation after trigger signal||Liquid sample: distilled water from wetted-wall cyclone diluted with immunoassay buffer.|
|Bioassay method||Automated lateral flow immunoassay. Minimum and maximum times-to-detect are 5 and 15 minutes, respectively.|
|Number of simultaneously identifiable biological agents||Assay ticket specific. One to eight typical.|
|Bioassay consumables life||Lateral flow immunoassay coupons are provided in an assay-ready hermetic case. Five or more month life in as-supplied state. Single-use product.|
|Consumables||1) Bulk distilled water and 2) buffer concentrate.|
|Human interface||Day/night touchscreen LCD display. Usable in MOPP gear.|
|Process control details||Industrial PC-based control/protocol software. Touch screen control. Fully automated and integrated sampling, sample preparation, bioassay and cleaning protocols. Immediate operator alert upon any detected fault.|
|Output upon positive result||Immediate light and sound alarms, signal provided for remote alarm.|
|Operating temperature range||4° to 40° C.|
|Environmental standards, shock and vibration||Appropriate sections of MIL-STD-810|
|Power||Universal lump-in-cord power supply, 82-265 V (47-63 Hz).|
|Physical footprint (cm)||33.8cm H x 19.7cm D x 43.5cm W|
|Weight||Dry weight: 13 kg|
|Exterior noise level||70 dBa.|
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