Biosurveillance Applications

Biomonitoring Tools for Air

Biomonitoring Tools for Air

Traditional methods for aerosol and surface monitoring for bacteria and viruses are negatively affected by limited collection volumes, poor sample recovery, and complex and difficult to perform recovery processes. InnovaPrep products provide simple and straightforward methods for the collection and detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens at previously undetectable levels.

 

The InnovaPrep ADC-200 Bobcat™

A small lightweight and portable dry filter air sampler with a built-in tripod that actively collects viruses, bacteria and fungal spores from 100 LPM to 200 LPM. Sample recovery from the filter takes just seconds and results in a concentrated liquid sample of 6 mL that is ready for analysis using PCR or other molecular methods. Rapid, easy to use, portable & battery operable

Biomonitoring Tools for Liquids

Wastewater is a means to detect the emergence or spread of COVID-19 outbreaks and it could prove to be a significant epidemiological method to help Public Health officials help determine the degree and duration of intervention needed in a community by community real-time approach. Bridging the gap between relevant sample volumes and the volumetric capacity of rapid molecular methods is needed in order to adequately monitor SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater.

 

The InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette (CP) Select™

Dead-end filtration on high-flow single-use pipette tips to capture target particles. The CP Select uses an automated recovery process, termed, Wet Foam Elution™ to enable efficient extraction of the particles from the filter membrane in seconds and can administer very precise and controlled amounts of foam that produce filter elution volumes as low as 200 micro liters. The process maximizes concentration of the target thereby exponentially improving the limit of detection for trace pathogens.

InnovaPrep technologies have been used to concentrate microorganisms including viruses suspended in liquid with the CP Select for several years from a variety of environmental sources such as marine recreational and aquaculture waters, surface waters, storm run-off, cave, and spring waters, irrigation waters, as well as wastewater influent and effluent. The Concentrating Pipette pairs perfectly with most molecular methods.

Biomonitoring Tools for Liquids
Biomonitoring Tools for Surfaces

Biomonitoring Tools for Surfaces

Our collection kit is one of the best adapted kits to detect the coronavirus meeting the recommendations for COVID-19 specimen collection & handling: the virus inactivation due to the effect of the transport solution on the virus envelop and the preservation of the viral RNA due to the non effect on the viral capsid and a stable pH ensures ideal protection of nucleic acids.

The stored samples can be used in subsequent molecular experiments such as DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR testing or sequencing.

qPCR for Biomonitoring

Primer Design's genesig range of qPCR detection kits

    • Bacillus anthracis
    • Burkholderia mallei
    • Brucella genus (All Species)
    • Coxiella burnetii
    • Cryptosporidium parvumAlpha toxin producing Clostridium perfringens
    • Chlamydophila psittaci
    • Escherichia coli O157:H7
    • All Ehrlichia species
    • Francisella tularensis
    • Rift Valley Fever Virus
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • all pathogenic Salmonella species
    • Yersinia pestis

qPCR for Biomonitoring
Biomonitoring for Disease Threats in  Air, Surfaces, and Liquids

Biomonitoring for Disease Threats in Air, Surfaces, and Liquids

Stand-alone field and laboratory equipment apply to air sampling and liquid sample concentration offering the best solutions available for trace detection of threat organisms using rapid molecular methods

 

Highly suited for: 

✔ Military Applications
✔ Outbreak Investigations
✔ Government Laboratories
✔ Mobile Laboratories
✔ Public Health (Hospitals and clinics)
✔ Close-quarter living facilities such as; Military barracks, Cruise ships or other vessels, Senior living centers, Prisons, Schools
✔ Public transportation, event spaces, malls, and industry

 

Proactive monitoring provides an increased understanding of:

✔ Current state of contamination in the facility
✔ Effectiveness, limits or gaps of environmental controls such as change air techniques
✔ Effectiveness, limits or gaps of cleaning and disinfection procedures
✔ Infection risk associated with staffing locations, functions, and available PPE
✔ Determining when to implement social distancing or other measures