Portable Multi-Analyte Bioassay System

RAPTOR Multi-Analyte Bioassay Detection System

The RAPTOR™ is a rapid, automatic, portable fluorometric 4-channel assay system for monitoring toxins, viruses, bacteria, spores, fungi and other diverse targets. An extremely reliable third-generation product introduced in 2000, users have found these instruments will operate for two years or more with no breakdowns or leaks, and that they will tolerate debris-laden samples such as are produced in mailrooms and food processing facilities - impressive feats for a fully automated wet assay system.

The completely self-contained instrument is a careful integration of optics, fluidics, electronics, and software into one compact system for laboratory and field assays. It performs user-defined, multi-step assay protocols for monitoring fluorescently-labeled chemical reactions occurring on the surface of each of the system's four disposable optical waveguide sensors. Toxins and bacteria such as ricin and B. anthracis have been detected at levels below <1.0 ng/ml and 100 CFU/ml, respectively.

Setting the Standard in Detection Performance

  • Features
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  • Specifications


Product Features

  • Compact, portable system (about the size of a car battery)
  • Immunoassay-based biosensor for real time or near real time detection of microbial pathogens
  • Typical assay times of 10-15 minutes
  • Coupons may be reused if test results continue to be negative.
  • Successfully used with urine, whole blood, milk, marine water, 10% meat slurries and slurries of human waste.



  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Homeland security
  • UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)



Characteristic Description
Use Profile: Indoor/outdoor sample collection, transfer, and assay; storage of 63 assay recipes; user in full MOPP gear either walking or in a slow-moving vehicle.
Physical Size: 28 cm L x 17.3 cm W x 20.5 cm H.
Weight: 6.45 kg with battery, 5.6 kg without battery.
Operating Temperature Range: 1 to 35°C
Storage Range: -29 to 66° C
Assay Coupon: Four simultaneous assays; disposable; bar coded for assay identification.
Fluids Handling: Bi-directional, multi-channel peristaltic pumps. Sample may be oscillated to lower assay time; reagent recovered.
Fluids Storage: On-board buffer and reagent storage. Reagent stored in reusable phase-change module to limit peak temperatures.
Sensitivity: Dependent on analyte; 1 – 10 ppb typical.
Photocurrent Resolution: 0.02 pA; 12-bit A/D.
Dynamic Range: 1:106(0.02 to 22, 500 pA)
Assay Time: Dependent on assay, 10–15 minutes is typical.
Data/Command Entry: Day/night visible keypad and display; usable in MOPP gear.
Visual/Audible Output: Liquid crystal display provides positive/negative/retest; identity of agent.
Communication: RS-232 bi-directional serial link and RF telemetry capability via optional BioLink™
RF Data Radio.
Data Storage: EEPROM retains raw or processed data for 100 assays.
Batteries: 8-hr continuous use; primary battery BA-5590/U, 1.05 kg (2.3 lb).
Power Consumptio: 7.2 W, nominal
Survivability: MILSPEC 810-E
Humidity: 20 – 90%, noncondensing.
Ancillary Equipment: Nylon twill photographer's-style carrying case with storage for assay accessories; carry strap compatible with MOPP gear.

CBRN International reserves the right to change specifications without prior notice.