ABD Device

Emergency response against dangerous pathogens & viruses

Sample collection for Biosensors and Diagnostics

Concerns are growing about the likelihood of CBRN attacks in conflict zones and across civilian and urban
centres. The threat posed to military personnel, civilians and the environment
is severe and current.
tactical early warning and surveillance have emerged in response to the
evolving threat posed by violent state and non-state actors.
long-standing weakness in their application system, namely a lack of EFFECTIVE SAMPLING
TECHNOLOGY. That technology being the effective capture, collection and enrichment necessary to allow responsive detection and identification of biothreat agents by reducing background noise in samples.
to provide
Requirements for advanced operational capabilities in CBRN detection, identification and monitoring and for
The most effective and sensitive tools currently used for biothreat agent detection remain severely limited by a
Applying Pathogen Capture Technology (PCT), Aquila Biosciences’ proprietary technology has been adapted
(i) improved sampling capabilities,
(ii) selective and discriminatory enrichment for known biothreat agents,
(iii) significant reduction in background noise;
(iv) greater sample integrity and storage; and
(v) compatibility with existing detection systems.
To achieve this, ABL has developed a bio-enhanced membrane technology system incorporating highly specific glyco-molecules which selectively capture and enrich specific biothreats (pathogens and toxins). This unique membrane capture technology can be easily integrated into existing commercial detection systems, resulting in highly sensitive detection, the reduction of false reporting, and greater representative sampling.
This application significantly enhances current biological sampling methodologies leading to improved detection reliability in a multi-purpose capture device. The technology is particularly useful where extremely sensitive down-steam identification using existing standard detection and identification protocols are used. This is a major step forward in biological sampling for air, surfaces, and water, giving improved detection performance without the need to replace existing equipment or develop new technical expertise.