The BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier — A rapid, biological aerosol collection & identification system.


PathSensors’ BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier is rugged, highly-portable and incorporates a high-volume, high-performance aerosol sampler for indoor/outdoor applications.

Incorporating the CANARY® technology, the BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier provides rapid, sensitive and specific identification of up to 21 biological threat agents. The portable and compact BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier offers breakthrough capabilities in sampling performance, reliability and operational cost.

Technology You Can Count On

The BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier uses proprietary aerosol collection technology and MIT Lincoln Labs developed CANARY® detection technology to offer a complete, stand-alone solution for biological identification. The BioFlash-E® provides a low-risk, cost-effective solution to biological sampling and identification.

CANARY® technology has been tested at Dugway Proving Ground, ECBC and Battelle Memorial Labs. The technology has been validated through its use in a government building security biomonitoring system.

The BioFlash-E® Delivers Efficiency, Value, Portability, Speed and Convenience

• Integral aerosol sampling capability for high-efficiency sample collection
• Particle collection of 1-10 micron size particles
• Proven technology
• Low operational and maintenance costs
• Compact and lightweight design
• Easy to use and decontaminate
• PCR levels of sensitivity and specificity
• Low false-alarm rates

Note: Can 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.

BioFlash-E® Has a Wide Range of Markets and Applications

  • Military force protection
  • Stand-alone field portable biological detection and identification
  • Facility security monitoring
  • As an identifier component for integrated biological detection systems
  • Urban biological monitoring and event monitoring
  • Biological identifier for reconnaissance vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles and mobile labs

Portability and Convenience — Ergonomic Design Makes the

BioFlash-E® the Easiest-to-Use Identifier on the Market

PathSensors has designed the BioFlash-E® with the assistance of end-users and industrial  designers to provide portability, ease-of-use, low maintenance and user safety. The BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier’s balanced design is lightweight and rugged to survive today’s toughest environments. With enlarged, sealed pushbuttons and an expansive display screen, the BioFlash-E® is easy to set up, use and decontaminate while wearing Personal Protective Equipment.

The BioFlash-E® utilizes the BioDisc™, a unique disposable integrated collection, reagent storage and test chamber. The operator simply inserts the BioDisc™ and the BioFlash-E® automatically collects and identifies up to 21 potentially hazardous biological agents. The simple and safe “remove and replace” procedure takes less than 2 minutes to complete, requiring minimal user training.

The BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier Specifications:

Power Requirements:      External110-220VAC,50-60Hz

Power Consumption:         60Watts nominal

Flow Rate:                              480LPMwith integral flow regulation

Size:                                          12”widex16”deepx12.5”high

Weight:                                   35pounds

Operating Temp. Range:  10°Cto40°C(50°Fto104°F)

Sampling Time:                    User selectable, nominal one minute

Sensitivity:                             50 ACPLA with single test probability of false-alarm (PFA)

<0.05%and>98%probability of Identification (PD)

Response Time:                   3minutes

Assay Format:                      Proprietary16-channeldisccontainingall necessary reagents and consumables

which can be configured for upto 21 agents

User Interface:                    Sealed touch – pad controls with large LCD display easily usable and viewable

in personal protective equipment

Decontamination:               BioFlash-E® has smooth surfaces and minimal hard-to-clean areas so external

Surface scan be sprayed or rinsed with alcohol or bleach