DETECTION AND BIOIDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS
BioHawk 8-Channel Collection/Bioidentification System
A portable 8-channel bioassay system with automated sample collection capability that is suitable for high-sensitivity monitoring of biological agents, toxins, explosives, and chemical contaminants. Assay results for the eight detection channels are typically available 10 to 15 minutes after liquid sample introduction.
RAPTOR 4-Channel Bioassay System
This rapid, automatic fluorometric assay system is a portable 4-channel system for monitoring toxins, viruses, bacteria, spores, fungi and other diverse targets. An extremely reliable third-generation product users have found these instruments will operate for two years or more with no breakdowns or leaks, and that they will tolerate debris-laden samples, such as are produced in mailrooms and food processing.
ASAP II Collection/Detection System
ASAP II is an automated chemical, biological, and nuclear (CBW) detection and identification system that can be configured to meet a customer’s exact needs. The bio-threat oriented component of the system can detect and identify from four to eight bio-agents in real time. In fifteen minutes these systems will identify the presence of any of the pre-selected agents on the coupon, and automatically notify the operator if the mail is clear or an agent has been detected.
TacBio (Tactical Biological Aerosol Detector)
TacBio was developed by the U.S. government (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center) for military, homeland security, and public health applications. It is a compact and rugged portable biological particle detector that uses both diffractive scattering and natural biological fluorescence to monitor aerosol particulates and classify them as being of either biological or non-biological origin. Research International Inc. is an official licensee of the U.S. government for the TacBio, and has the right to manufacture and sell the instrument worldwide. The TacBio is extremely useful for tracking background levels of airborne non-biological and biological materials and providing an alarm and/or digital activation command to other equipment if there is a rapid increase in the aerosol background. It cannot identify the type of biological material detected, and for that reason it is correctly characterized as an aerosol ‘trigger.’