Guardian Reader

The Alexeter Technologies' Guardian is a hand-held densitometer that reads results of the Tetracore BTA strips. Light is directed down onto the surface of the immunochromatography strip and the intensity of light reflected back yields information on a positive/negative result, as well as on the control line to validate the reaction.

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Availability: Commercially Available

Tom Fryzel
Technical Director
tfryzel@alexeter.com
+1 877 419 1507
830 Seton Court
Wheeling, IL 60090
USA
www.alexeter.com
Manufacturer
Alexeter Technologies LLC
Product Name
Guardian Reader
Detection Category
Biological
Detection Principle
Immunological;
Detection Method
Lateral Flow/ Hand Held Immunoassay ;
Application
Emergency Response; Detection;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Alexeter Technologies' Guardian is a hand-held densitometer that reads results of the Tetracore BTA strips. Light is directed down onto the surface of the immunochromatography strip and the intensity of light reflected back yields information on a positive/negative result, as well as on the control line to validate the reaction.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Supporting Documentation
Docs: Alexeter Technologies - Guardian Reader.pdf;
Dimensions
11.5 x 9.5 x 3.5 in (293 x 242 x 89 mm)
Weight
3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
Power Requirements
4 AA batteries (> 25 Tests), AC adapter
Transportability
Handheld
Durability
Rugged
Operating Conditions
4 to 40°C (40 to 105°F)
Consumables
BTA test strips and reagents
Solvents/Reagents
BTA test strips and reagents required for sample acquisition and application to the specific BTA strip to be read.
Calibration Schedule
Every 2 years via factory
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Run positive and negative controls monthly, Change battery after approximately 5 years, Print head and ink cartridge must be replaced.
Available Accessories
Printer, AC adapter, carrying case.
Data Analysis Support Equipment
PC
Communications Interface
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB for direct PC connectivity.
Expected Operational Life
Not Specified
Shelf Life
Indefinite
Unit Cost
$7,500.00
Maintenance Cost
$26 sample cost
Tested For Biological Agents
B. anthracis (Anthrax), Y. pestis (Plague) Botulinum toxin, Brucella, Orthopox, Ricin, Staphylococcus Enterotoxin B (SEB), F. tularensis (Tularemia),
Other Biological Targets
Yes
Number of Library Entries
Not Specified
Customize For New Targets
Yes
Sample Introduction
Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
Anthrax 1 to 5 million spores/mL; Ricin 5 to 10 ng/mL; Smallpox 5 ng/mL
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Not Specified
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
30 seconds
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
15 minutes
Alarm Capability
No
Software Control
On-board, PC
Operator Skills Required
Non-technical background
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Not Specified
Reachback Service
Not Specified
Warranties
Yes
ITAR Export Regulations
ECCN 1A004 and can ship to the following countries without restrictions: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, South, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
U.S. EAR Compliant
Yes
IATA Shipping Restrictions
ECCN 1A004 and can ship to the following countries without restrictions: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, South, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
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Not Specified
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