Library of Biosensors
A Robust Collection of Biosensors
Our CANARY technology can be leveraged to create a variety of pathogen-detecting biosensors that have a wide range of applications across industries. Take a look at our biosensor library below to see the pathogens we can currently detect. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out our page on customized applications or contact us directly.
Yersinia Pestis (plague)
Bacillus Anthracis (Anthrax)
Botulinum Toxin Serotype A
Citrus Leprosis virus
E. coli H7
All of our biosensors are developed with CANARY® (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) technology. This novel detection technology, developed at the MIT-Lincoln Laboratory, utilizes cells that have been modified to express antibodies on their cell surfaces against targets of choice, as well as to express the bioluminescent protein aequorin – which we sourced from jellyfish! Aequorin emits light when exposed to the increases in intracellular calcium levels that occur when the biosensor interacts with the pathogens. Basically, the biosensor cells light up like a glowstick if a threat is detected, which allows our machines to give you fast, accurate results at the speed of light.
Due to the rapid kinetics and signal amplification of cell-based signaling, detection of pathogens with CANARY® offers sensitivities down to 50 cfu/pfu with a 5 minute time to result. What does this mean? Our technology is faster and more sensitive than the competition, period. Sophisticated algorithms are then used to accurately detect and identify pathogens based on the biosensor light emission, so that you can keep yourself, your employees, and your products safe.