Automated Biodetection and Bioidentification
The BioHawk LF® is an automated, integrated instrument for detecting, collecting and identifying airborne pathogens. BioHawk LF employs multiple world-class technologies: biofluorescent detection, cyclone-type wet collection, machine vision, and multi-analyte lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) identification.
Fully automated Upon detection of a suspicious aerosol, the bioidentifier executes automatically. Test results are provided through an onboard display and serial digital data link.
Reduced use of consumables Assays are performed only when a bioaerosol has been detected, saving time and cost.
Rapid results No lag between detection and testing. Results are complete in about 20 minutes from initial threat detection.
Accurate test analysis Sophisticated machine vision technology ensures maximum accuracy, delivered rapidly.
State of the Art
BioHawk LF uses cutting-edge technology in UV-based biodetection, cyclonic sample collection, lateral flow immunoassays, and machine vision.
BioHawk LF can test for up to eight biological agents simultaneously using lateral flow immunoassay test strips.
Wide Analyte Range
BioHawk LF can detect and identify a wide range of biological contaminents including toxins, bacteria, spores, fungi, and multi-cellular pathogens.
- A sophisticated aerosol biodetector/sampler/wet bioidentifier
- Suitable for toxins, bacteria, spores, fungi, multi-cellular pathogens
- Performs up to 8 simultaneous bioassays on collected samples
- 325 liter/minute air sampling rate
- Hours-long air sampling times
- Uses widely available lateral flow immunoassay tickets
- Room temperature storage of consumables
- Machine vision-based assay protocol
- Incorporates multiple novel patented technologies
- Fast assays: 5 – 15 minutes typ.
- Auto-flush protocol for decontamination and cleaning
- Flash memory retains data for over 6,000 assays
- Mail rooms
- Public health
- Medical facilities
- Homeland security
- Air quality
|Exterior air sampling rate
|300 liters/min. Weather-proof inlet and outlet penetrations.
|Aerosol biodetector-trigger for sampling process
|UV bio-fluorescence detector. Average time-to-alarm is 30 seconds. Will detect 20 ACPLA bioaerosol levels with 90% or better probability at a background alarm rate of 1 per month.
|Air sampling rate for biological aerosol detector
|Biological sample preparation after trigger signal
|Liquid sample: wetted-wall cyclone
|Confirmatory assay sample preparation after trigger signal
|An 8ml sample is automatically provided in a polyethylene vial.
|Automated lateral flow immunoassay. Minimum and maximum times-to-detect are 5 and 15 minutes, respectively. Overall time 20 minutes or less.
|Number of simultaneously identifiable biological agents
|Up to 8 agents on a single test cassette.
|Bioassay procedures performed before system requires service
|Bioassay consumables life
|18 months, typical, when stored unopened between 5°C and 40°C. Single-use product.
|1) Bulk deionized water; 2) buffer; and 3) wash fluid. Buffer and wash fluid are provided as single use bottles.
|Process control details
|Industrial PC-based control/protocol software. Touch screen control. Fully automated and integrated sampling, sample preparation, bioassay and cleaning protocols. Immediate operator alert upon any detected fault.
|Output upon positive result
|Immediate light and sound alarms, signal provided for remote alarm.
|Standard RJ-45 connection to onboard computer.
|Operating temperature range
|5° to 40° C
|Environmental standards, shock and vibration
|Appropriate sections of MIL-STD-810
|37 W at 28 VDC
|Physical footprint (cm)
|47.0 W x 24.8 D x 36.5 H (cm)
|Dry weight: 13 kg
|Exterior noise level
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