Biodefense

Our assays give you the ability to detect biologically active toxins in the field.

Acumen Detection delivers the capabilities that provide actionable knowledge where it’s needed, when it’s needed. When we develop our technologies, we start by putting the operator at the center of the system, and we make sure that our products are ready to work where you work, no matter how rugged the environment. They’re simple and affordable so that anyone can use them, and fast so you can make decisions that make a difference.

Who we help

First responders including

  • Military
  • Police
  • Firefighters

 

Assays validated to work in challenging environments.
  • Developed to detect biological targets in environmental samples without sample clean-up
  • Resistant to many environmental interferents
    • Montana soil
    • Salts
    • Humic acid
    • DC Metro dust
    • Arizona road dust
    • Swamp water
    • Diesel exhaust

 

Acumen Detection’s robust PCR assays work in austere conditions, reducing time and costs.
  • Some Largo, Florida, swamp water was purified using a water purification unit
  • No sample clean-up was used for the unpurified swamp water samples
  • The unpurified and purified swamp water samples were used to resuspend Acumen Detection’s positive control lyophilized PCR assay
Applications:

Our assays can be used in a variety of civilian and government applications that include:

  • Biosurveillance
  • Chemical and biological defense
  • Food and water monitoring
  • Homeland security against bioterrorism
  • Public health monitoring

 

Benefits:
  • Speeds up sample processing time
  • Simplifies sample processing to just one step
  • Plugs and plays with existing hardware
  • Reduces hardware and logistics costs
  • Remains stable with a long shelf life

 

Product Information

 

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We Design Our Assays For Maximum Shelf Life

Stability Testing (Actual Data)*

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*Testing is Ongoing to Determine Shelf Life