DETECTION AND BIOIDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS
BioHawk8-ChannelCollection & 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 that these instruments will operate for two years or more with no breakdowns or leaks, and will tolerate debris-laden samples, such as are produced in mailrooms and food processing.
ASAP II Mailroom Screening System
Research International's ASAP II is an integrated, automated, customizable CBRNe threat detection system for mailrooms. An ASAP II installation is typically enclosed in an negative-pressure room to contain any potential incoming threat, and a downdraft table to protect workers from exposure. Packages are x-rayed and tested for radiation; the bio-threat component detects and identifies from four to eight bio-agents in real time while mail is simultanously screened for chemicals, drugs, explosives. Control software monitors all subsystems and quickly notifies the operator of any threats 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.”
QuikChek Aerosol Simulants
This product administers a small aerosol challenge to chemical and biological collection, detection and identification equipment. Many situations arise where it would be useful to have a method for qualitatively determining that equipment is working. With gas detectors, a small pulse of gas is commonly administered to the equipment before it is taken out into the field to see if an upscale reading is obtained. This safety measure is called a “bump test” and shows that the equipment is operational.
Learn more about Aerosol Simulants for “bump testing”