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.
  • Tap water can be used in the field for a diluent.

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


  • 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



We Design Our Assays For Maximum Shelf Life

Stability Testing (Actual Data)*

stability chart

*Testing is Ongoing to Determine Shelf Life

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