Guardian Reader

DISCONTINUED - 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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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
DISCONTINUED - 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
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
11.5 x 9.5 x 3.5 in (293 x 242 x 89 mm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; Alkaline Battery; 4 AA batteries (> 25 Tests), AC adapter
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
None
Operating Conditions
4 to 40°C (40 to 105°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; dependent on use; 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.
Shelf Life
>5 years
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
Adaptability
Yes; user can add new targets to detector with support
Sample Introduction
Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ng; Anthrax 1 to 5 million spores/mL; Ricin 5 to 10 ng/mL; Smallpox 5 ng/mL
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
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Warranties
Yes
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
Yes; 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
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