BioFlash Biological Identifier

Mobile, high sensitivity biothreat detector

The biothreat detector provides rapid, biological aerosol collection and identification in a compact unit.
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Product Information


The BioFlash® Biological Identifier is a bio-aerosol collection and identification system. It uses CANARY technology along with proprietary aerosol collection techniques to provide a low-risk, cost-effective biological sampling and identification solution for environmental monitoring.

The BioFlash Biological Identifier provides rapid, sensitive and specific identification of various diseases and common biothreat agents such as anthrax, ricin, botulinum toxin, black plague, tularemia, smallpox. BioFlash® has also been proven to detect airborne SARS-CoV-2 by the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). 

The high performance aerosol sampler of the BioFlash is portable, durable and capable of taking high sample volumes in short periods of time. These capabilities allow for both indoor and outdoor applications, so air quality can be tested quickly and easily wherever you are. The BioFlash can also 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.

The portable, compact and easy to use BioFlash Biological Identifier offers breakthrough capabilities in sampling performance. The BioFlash operates using 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.

Learn how BioFlash can help detect airbourne COVID-19

Featured Highlights

- Rapid detection capability of airborne SARS-CoV-2
- Able to capture particles up to 10 microns in size
- Compact and lightweight design
- Easy to use and decontaminate
- PCR levels of sensitivity and specificity
- Extremely low false alarm rate
- Enables rapid response to new and emerging pathogens

Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields (CANARY)
Large volume particle sampling using a blower that collects ambient air
Pathogen detection
Plant pathogens,
Food pathogens and
Human pathogens
BioDisks, containing cuvettes
Analysis time
Approx. 3 minutes
15.9kg (35lbs)
Dimensions (L x H x D)
33 x 36 x 41cm (13.0 x 14.2 x 16.1in)
Operating temperature -
5°C - 45°C (41˚F - 113˚F)
Operating humidity
5 - 95%, non-condensing

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