Breakthrough pathogen detection to help make the world a safer place

About PathSensors

PathSensors is a leading biotechnology solutions and environmental testing company. Using CANARY technology, we develop systems that provide high-speed, high-sensitivity pathogen detection to users working in plant health, food safety, biodefense, and emerging disease. Our mission is to make the world a safer place by detecting pathogens that cause sickness and death.

Our biodefense and mail screening customers include governments, large financial institutions, Fortune 500s, and event venues.  

Agricultural users will find our products at plant inspection stations, the USDA, and at indoor agriculture facilities.

In the food safety space, we’re leaders in the detection of dangerous pathogens like listeria spp., salmonella spp., and E.coli.

About CANARY Technology

CANARY (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) is a cell-based biosensor technology that delivers extremely rapid detection of pathogens at previously unattainable levels of speed, sensitivity, and specificity.

Originally developed by MIT–Lincoln Laboratories to combat anthrax attacks after the events of 9/11, the CANARY biosensor is genetically engineered to detect pathogens quickly and accurately. PathSensors holds the exclusive license to CANARY and is actively deploying the technology to address emerging issues, in addition to exploring new applications for CANARY in the future.

Why Choose PathSensors

PathSensors has a strong track record of success in numerous industries, with experience ranging from new system design to product implementation. We work with folks who desire to be on the cutting edge of pathogen detection and can benefit from the effectiveness and efficiency of CANARY technology. We are customer-centric and are focused on providing the highest level of quality and service to our partners. Whether you have a need for one of our current products or have an idea for a future solution, you can depend on PathSensors to get the job done. Contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Years of experience in the pathogen detection industry

Pathogens in our biosensor library


of assays shipped weekly


On time delivery rate

PathSensors Canary Technology

“[PathSensors] went above and beyond with its customer service by regularly inquiring as to [our] satisfaction with its products and services…products arrived in excellent condition and performed at a consistently high level.”

- US Government Biodefense Customer

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About PathSensors

At PathSensors we are committed to making the world a safer place. We are always excited to tackle new challenges, so please contact us to discuss collaborations or development projects.