Research International sources for its customers the latest in lateral flow immunoassay test strips and kits for biological agent identification. One such source is Alexeter Technologies LLC. Alexeter has created RAID™ (Rapid Assessment Initial Detection) immunoassay strips as an economical pre-screening device designed to quickly evaluate a suspicious powder or liquid in the field or in the laboratory for biothreats.
RAID tests offer rapid, on-site, biological field detection for first responders, public safety workers, facility security and military personnel with high sensitivity and specificity against common biothreat agents, including eight recognized by the US CDC as highest risk if used in a terrorist attack: Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax), Francisella tularensis (Tularemia), Yersinia pestis (Plague), Brucella spp., Botulinum toxin A, Ricin, Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB) and orthopox (smallpox surrogate). These assays have been developed using highly sensitive and specific antibodies to give rapid high-performance assays with results in 15 minutes.
- Tests for:
Botulinum toxin A
Staphylococcal enterotoxin B