Camthrax

Discontinued: Camthrax is a biothreat screening instrument for first responders. Camthrax is a battery powered fully integrated handheld unit. The device is simple and easy to use with one-button simplicity. Detect down to 3,000 Bacillus spores (e.g. Anthrax, Thuringiensis, Tetanus, Clostridium) from hoax substances such as flour, baking powder, talcum powder or dust.

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Availability: Discontinued

+64 3372 3506
190 Hereford Street, P.O. Box 13769
Christchurch 8141
New Zealand
www.veritide.com
Manufacturer
Veritide
Product Name
Camthrax
Detection Category
Biological
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Fluorescence; Ultraviolet-Visible; Lateral Flow Hand Held Immunoassay;
Application
Laboratory Analysis; Detection;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
Discontinued: Camthrax is a biothreat screening instrument for first responders. Camthrax is a battery powered fully integrated handheld unit. The device is simple and easy to use with one-button simplicity. Detect down to 3,000 Bacillus spores (e.g. Anthrax, Thuringiensis, Tetanus, Clostridium) from hoax substances such as flour, baking powder, talcum powder or dust.
Availability
Discontinued
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
11 x 8.5 x 4.5 in (280 x 216 x 115 mm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery
Transportability
Handheld
Operating Conditions
-10 to 60°F (14 to 140°F)
Consumables
None
Solvents/Reagents
None
Calibration Schedule
Annually
Expected Operational Life
5 years
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$50,000.00
Tested For Biological Agents
Bacillus spores (e.g. Anthrax, Thuringiensis, Tetanus, Clostridium) 
Other Biological Targets
No
Sample Introduction
Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
3,000 Bacillus spores 
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Reportedly able to detect spores in presence of potential masking or interfering substances including flour, baking powder, talcum powder, and dust. In-house tests of excitation/emission profile based systems are consistent with those reports.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
8 Minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<15 minutes; 3 to 10 Minutes
Total Run Time
< 20 minutes
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
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