PathSensors, Inc. specializes in technology that can monitor, detect and identify the toxin RICIN
PathSensors, Inc.specializes in technology that can monitor, detect and identify the toxin RICIN in 3 minutes or less.
The presence of Ricin, a biological toxin derived from Castor beans remains difficult to detect in a timely manner. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ricin website indicates that the most rapid detection tests take between 6 – 8 hours for initial findings and confirmatory analysis can take up to 48 hours.
The BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier, manufactured by PathSensors, Inc., can detect and identify the presence of Ricin in less than 3 minutes. Based upon the CANARY® (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) biosensor technology, BioFlash-E® offers a complete, stand-alone solution for biological detection and identification of toxins, bacteria, and viruses. Developed and tested with MIT Lincoln Labs and licensed exclusively by PathSensors, Inc., the CANARY® technology has been tested at Dugway Proving Ground, Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center and Battelle Memorial Labs. It is currently in use at several large government facilities as part of their building security, mail screening and biomonitoring systems.
The BioFlash-E® delivers Speed in Efficiency, Reliability, Value, and Convenience.
• Less than 3 minutes for results
• Particle collection of 1-10 microns
• Low operational and maintenance costs
• Easy to use – self guided menu walks the user through the analysis
• Compact and lightweight design
• Can be used as stand-alone detection or part of a more complex system
• Aerosol sampling capability
The BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier is portable and incorporates a high-volume, high-performance aerosol sampler for both indoor and outdoor applications. It is possible to detect and identify up to 21 biological and toxin threat agents. Designed specifically for the BioFlash-E® is the BioDiscTM; a unique disposable integrated collection, reagent storage and test chamber disc. The operator inserts the BioDiscTM and BioFlash-E® Identifier automatically collects and identifies up to 21 potentially hazardous biological agents and toxins. The simple and safe “remove and replace” procedure takes less than 2 minutes to complete, requiring minimal user training and making it a perfect addition for military force protection, security monitoring of biohazards and the biological identifier for reconnaissance vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles and mobile labs.