Camthrax

Discontinued: Camthrax is a biothreat screening instrument for first responders. Camthrax is a battery powered fully integrated handheld unit. The device is simple and easy to use with one-button simplicity. Detect down to 3,000 Bacillus spores (e.g. Anthrax, Thuringiensis, Tetanus, Clostridium) from hoax substances such as flour, baking powder, talcum powder or dust.

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Availability: Discontinued

+64 3372 3506
190 Hereford Street, P.O. Box 13769
Christchurch 8141
New Zealand
www.veritide.com
Manufacturer
Veritide
Product Name
Camthrax
Detection Category
Biological;
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Fluorescence; Ultraviolet-Visible; Lateral Flow/ Hand Held Immunoassay;
Application
Laboratory Analysis; Detection;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
Discontinued: Camthrax is a biothreat screening instrument for first responders. Camthrax is a battery powered fully integrated handheld unit. The device is simple and easy to use with one-button simplicity. Detect down to 3,000 Bacillus spores (e.g. Anthrax, Thuringiensis, Tetanus, Clostridium) from hoax substances such as flour, baking powder, talcum powder or dust.
Availability
Discontinued
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Dimensions
11 x 8.5 x 4.5 in (280 x 216 x 115 mm)
Weight
4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Power Requirements
Battery operated
Transportability
Handheld
Durability
Not Specified
Operating Conditions
-10 to 60°F (14 to 140°F)
Consumables
None
Solvents/Reagents
None
Calibration Schedule
Annually
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Battery charge and annual calibration check
Available Accessories
Not Specified
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Not Specified
Communications Interface
Not Specified
Expected Operational Life
5 years
Shelf Life
5 years
Unit Cost
$50,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Not Specified
Tested For Biological Agents
Bacillus spores (e.g. Anthrax, Thuringiensis, Tetanus, Clostridium) 
Other Biological Targets
No
Number of Library Entries
Not Specified
Customize For New Targets
Not Specified
Sample Introduction
Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
3,000 Bacillus spores 
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Reportedly able to detect spores in presence of potential masking or interfering substances including flour, baking powder, talcum powder, and dust. In-house tests of excitation/emission profile based systems are consistent with those reports.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
8 Minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
3 to 10 Minutes
Total Run Time
< 20 minutes
Alarm Capability
Not Specified
Software Control
Not Specified
Other Operational Parameters
Not Specified
Operator Skills Required
Technical background
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
Not Specified
Warranties
Not Specified
ITAR Export Regulations
Not Specified
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Not Specified
Data File Type Format
Not Specified
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