BioFlash® Biological Identifier

The BioFlash® Biological Identifier is a bio-aerosol collection and identification system. It uses CANARY™ technology along with proprietary aerosol collection techniques to provide biological sampling and identification solution for environmental monitoring of various diseases and common biothreat agents. Inital testing has shown the BioFlash® detects airborne SARS-CoV-2 in a laboratory setting, performed by USAMRIID. The BioFlash can be configured as a stand-alone device, used in tiered detection architectures to include a trigger and confirmatory sampler, or as an integrated component subsystem.

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Michael Burrows
michael.burrows@smiths-detection.com
+1 410 612 2625
2202 Lakeside Boulevard
Edgewood, MD 21040
www.smithsdetection.com
Manufacturer
Smiths Detection, Inc.
Product Name
BioFlash® Biological Identifier
Detection Category
Biological
Detection Principle
Molecular;Immunological;
Detection Method
Polymerase Chain Reaction;Lateral Flow Hand Held Immunoassay;
Application
Diagnostics;Sample Collection;Detection;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The BioFlash® Biological Identifier is a bio-aerosol collection and identification system. It uses CANARY™ technology along with proprietary aerosol collection techniques to provide biological sampling and identification solution for environmental monitoring of various diseases and common biothreat agents. Inital testing has shown the BioFlash® detects airborne SARS-CoV-2 in a laboratory setting, performed by USAMRIID. The BioFlash can be configured as a stand-alone device, used in tiered detection architectures to include a trigger and confirmatory sampler, or as an integrated component subsystem.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
12 x 16 x 12.5 in. (30.5 x 40.6 x 31.8 cm)
Weight
<50 Lbs.; 35 Lbs. (15.9 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line power; 110-220v
Transportability
Benchtop/Fixed; Small Footprint
Ruggedness
None; exterior surface can be decontaminated
Operating Conditions
10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F)
Consumables
>$1,000/year; BioDisks
Solvents/Reagents
BioDisk consumables that contain genetically engineered biosensors, expressing both the agent-specific antibodies and the calcium-sensitive bioluminescent molecules that are needed to produce light emission. Each BioDisk contains sixteen cuvettes with different agent-specific biosensors in specific cuvettes. This allows more than one agent of interest to be detected and identified.
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Tested For Biological Agents
B. anthracis (anthrax), Y. pestis (plague), F. tularensis (Tularemia), ricin, botulinum toxin, smallpox
Other Biological Targets
SARS-COV-2
Sample Introduction
Aerosol
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
50 ACPLA (agent particles per liter of air)
False Positive Rates
<0.05%
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<5 minutes; 3 minutes
Total Run Time
Continuous sampling
Software Control
On-board; Remote
Other Operational Parameters
Particle size 10 micron
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
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