BioHawk® is a portable 8-channel bioassay system integrated with an aerosol collector. It is suitable for the high-sensitivity monitoring of biological agents, toxins, explosives, and chemical contaminants. Assay results are typically available in 10 to 20 minutes.
Bioassays are performed within a small disposable credit card-sized plastic assay coupon that can perform up to 80 individual assays before replacement. Results are transmitted a through the touch panel LCD display, an audible alarm, a warning light, or by Bluetooth wireless or RS-232 link to personnel at a remote location. System operation may also be remotely controlled in real time.
Users need only a minimal level of training, because the internal processes and steps are preset through built-in computerized recipes. For more advanced users, Windows-based software allows development of customized sample collection and detection protocols.
Designed for the Field
BioHawk is a complete collection, detection, and identification instrument weighing under 30 pounds and available with a custom backpack.
BioHawk can test for up to eight biological agents simultaneously. Each disposable assay coupon can be used up to 10 times.
Wide Analyte Range
BioHawk can detect and identify a wide range of biological contaminents including toxins, bacteria, spores, fungi, and multi-cellular pathogens.
- Man portable. Measures 35.6 cm W x 36.5 cm H x 17.1 cm D. Weighs less than 30 pounds.
- Air sampler uses multi-stage, wetted-wall cyclone principle for enhanced particulate collection.
- Air collection at 325 LPM, nominal.
- Uses disposable wet assay coupon capable of running eight simultaneous assays. Reusable up to 10 times.
- Fast assays: 10 - 15 minutes typical.
- Auto-flush protocols for decontamination.
- Analyte range: toxins, bacteria, spores, fungi, multi-cellular pathogens.
- Sensitivity: analyte dependent, 1 to 10 ppb typical for toxins, 100 to 100,000 CFU/ml for bacteria.
- Operator interface: Day/night touch screen LCD.
- Designed to MILSPEC 810F.
- Flash memory retains raw / processed data for over 6,000 assays.
- Homeland security
- Indoor air quality
|Use Profile:||Indoor/outdoor sample collection, transfer, and assay; storage of 255 assay recipes; user in full MOPP gear either walking or in moving vehicle.|
|Sample Introduction:||4ml liquid or liquefied solid sample inserted into sample port, or automated aerosol sample collection and transfer protocol based on built-in wetted-wall cyclone.|
|Assay method:||Disposable wet assay coupon is reuseable up to 10 timesand can perform eight simultaneous software-based assays. Antibody based. Coupon reseals on removal for archival storage.|
|Fluid Handling:||Fluids manipulated under microprocessor control using peristaltic and syringe pumps; sample may be oscillated to lower assay time; reagent is recovered for reuse up to 10 times.|
|Fluids storage:||Snap on 3-section fluid pack. Clean water: 1 liter; Buffer: 250 ml; Waste: 500ml. Assay confirmation samples may be optionally stored in a detachable 8cc vial for later analysis.|
|Human interface:||Day/night Touchscreen LCD display, usable in MOPP gear.|
|Digital communication:||RS-232 bi-directional serial link|
|Physical size:||35.6 cm W x 36.5 cm H x 17.1 cm D|
|Weight:||21.7 lbs. dry; 26.7 lbs. with battery and fluids (9.8/12.1 kg).|
|Operating/storage:||1 to 66°C and -29 to 66°C. Reagent deterioration can reduce upper limit significantly.|
|Humidity:||10% and above. May be operated in rain.|
|Survivability:||MILSPEC 810F; MTBF of about 30,000 hours is determined by air sampler fan.|
|Data storage:||Flash memory retains raw/processed data for over 6000 assays.|
|Power Consumption:||6.2 W at idle; 17.8W with fan operating and one assay performed every 30 minutes.|
|Power source:||BA‐5590/U primary battery or rechargeable battery UBI‐2590.
Universal lump-in-cord power supply, 82-265 Volt (47-63 Hz).
|Alarm:||Visual LED and 103 dB @0.6m waterproof horn; adjustable. RS-232 data link.|
|Decontamination:||Auto-flush protocols using onboard water, or manual flush with detergent and/or disinfectant. High-performance pull-through fan easily removed if contaminated.|
|Sound level:||60 dB (A).|
|Ancillary equipment:||Heavy-duty hard-shell transport case with wheels.|
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