The RAZOR EX system detects and identifies biological agents using cutting edge technology. Made for field use, the RAZOR EX is compact, lightweight, and easy to use. It is a field PCR unit that is fast, with ultra-reliable DNA based results. Created for first responders and front line military troops, it is easily operated while working in protective equipment under extreme conditions. The new battery powered unit includes Bluetooth capabilities, bar code reader, and a bright, easy to read color screen.
The RAZOR EX uses BioFire’s patented pouch system—integrated freeze-dried reagents and special packaging for incomparable ease of use. BioFire has a selection of pre-formatted pouch configurations for the most common bioterror threats as well as the ability to custom formulate the pouches for individual needs.
Benefits from a Complete Product Solution
Simultaneously tests up to 12 real time PCR samples
Freeze-dried reagents; just add sample and water
Results in 30 minutes
Validated for sensitivity and specificity on the RAZOR EX System
Obtain quick assistance through phone and online help desks
Simple wizard-based user interface
Automated qualitative analysis and text delineated exportable data
Internal calibration and diagnostics ensure the instrument is functioning within tolerances before and during operation. Automatic analysis software runs “on-the-fly,” with raw data and software analysis presented simultaneously.
Designed for use in personal protective equipment.
Large intuitive push-buttons
Bright Color screen
Bar code reader for protocol and pouch information uploads
The software is an additional tool to expand the stand-alone RAZOR EX capabilities to aid in post-mission support and reach-back.
Software features include:
After incident data analysis
RAZOR EX System and Computer Specifications
The RAZOR system can test for the following targets
Anthrax, Brucella melitensis, Botulism A, Coxiella, E. coli 0157, Tularemia, Ricin, Salmonella, Smallpox, and Plague
Campylobacter, L. monocytogenes, and Salmonella
Cryptosporidium Target 1, E. coli 0157, and Salmonella
Size (w x d x h)
10″ (25.4 cm) x 4.5″ (11.4 cm) x 7.5″ (19 cm)
11 lb / 4.9 kg
Instrument Power Supply
Rechargeable battery pack included with instrument
External Power Supply
24 V DC, 4 A Output, 110–220 V AC
Instrument set-up time ≤ 5 minutes
Sample run time ≤ 30 minutes (average)
Lower Heater: 56 °C to 64 °C / Upper Heater: 86 °C to 94 °C
Uniformity: 0.5 °C in single sample–Intersample / 1.0 °C across sample area–Intersample
Windows® application, downloads data for real-time offline analysis, intuitive navigation and after action reports.
The system comes with a training DVD with all the necessary multimedia tools for sampling, pouch loading, machine operation, maintenance, and software.
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The RAZOR EX instrument is a defense article controlled for export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), administered by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. The transfer of any hardware or technical data controlled by the ITAR to any unauthorized persons, requires prior written approval for from the U.S. Department of State.