Detecting biological threats in under 30 seconds with Tetracore’s BioThreat Alert Reader VII

15th February 2024

Fast and light, the handheld instrument provides a quick screening solution ideal for both lab and field work

The BioThreat Alert Reader VII by Tetracore is a handheld instrument designed for advanced molecular and immunological detection of biological threats such as anthrax, ricin, and more. Weighing in at less than half a kilo, it is light and portable, and can deliver results in less than 30 seconds. This fast response combined with its robustness makes it an ideal field instrument for emergency services responding to critical threats, as well as a useful tool for laboratories identifying dangerous hazards, allowing users to respond quickly. Key features include:

  • Accurate results in less than 30 seconds.
  • Weighs only 450 g.
  • Internal memory storage for thousands of readings.
  • Optional WiFi and USB compatibility for data downloads.
  • Built-in touchscreen.

Molecular and immunological biological threats

The reader can detect a range of biological threats from toxic plant proteins to viruses including:

  • Abrin
  • SEB (Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B)
  • Anthrax
  • Tularemia
  • Botulinum Toxin A & B
  • Plague
  • Brucella
  • Orthopox (family of smallpox)
  • Ricin
  • Toxin Multiplex (Ricin, Abrin, SEB Bot A/B)
  • Bacterial Multiplex (Y. pestis, F. tularensis, B. anthracis, Burkholderia)

Find out more

You can learn more about the BioThreat Alert Reader VII by clicking the button below to speak to a product specialist directly and requesting a guided demonstration.