BioFire Defense offers ready-to-use, freeze-dried reagent pouches for the detection and identification of pathogens and biothreat agents. Each test kit is optimized and validated for BioFire’s RAZOR instruments and has been manufactured under our cGMP quality system. Each pouch kit contains all of the items necessary for sampling, sample preparation and real-time PCR in a simple, convenient format.

For the first time, public health labs, research labs, and first responders have the ability to obtain reference laboratory, quality results in a wide variety of field conditions.

Benefits of our Pre-loaded Assay Pouches

Our freeze-dried reagents provide incredible benefits to those seeking fast results and unparalleled accuracy.

No pipetting or centrifugation required. Reduced set-up time and uniform results.
Freeze-dried reagents for easy use and storage. Reduced errors from inappropriate handling of reagents.
All assay components in one pouch: primers, probes, enzymes, and buffers. Durable plastic pouch prevents cross-contamination.
Storage at room temperature

Sample Collection and Preparation

The RAZOR Prep Kits include all of the items needed for collecting liquid and dry samples as well as all of the tools for loading the pouch. Our unique kit combines sample collection and preparation all in one compact package.

Included in the RAZOR Prep Kit are:

  • Break-point swabs for powder or dirty liquid samples
  • Pipette for liquid samples and dilutions
  • Dilution and preparation vials

Pouch Formats

We offer a variety of preformatted detection kits that test everything from anthrax to salmonella. The RAZOR Pouches come in the following formats:

11+1 Well Format

This format allows testing for 11 targets from one sample. The Ten™ 10 Target Screen Kit is designed with this format:


4×3 Well Format

This format allows testing for three targets from two different samples. The following kits are designed with this format: RAZOR Training Pouch, RAZOR Yeast Kit, RAZOR BA3 Target Kit, RAZOR Food Screen 3 Target Kit and RAZOR Water Screen 3 Target Kit.

Training Kits

BioFire Diagnostics offers several different training pouches for keeping current with your RAZOR EX or RAZOR instruments. Training kits contain all items that come in standard assay pouch kits. Training pouches are available in 11+1 or 4×3 formats allowing for training applicable to real-world scenarios.

RAZOR Training Pouch (color dyes) and Sample Prep Kit

A 4×3 formatted pouch loaded with color dyes provides training on pouch loading procedures. With the color dyes, you receive instant feedback on loading techniques, for example, ensuring air bubbles are not loaded into the pouch. Note: the color dyes will not amplify on the RAZOR EX or RAZOR instrument.

RAZOR Simulant Training Pouch (The 10®) and Sample Prep Kit

A 11+1 formatted pouch that mimics the format of The Ten®
Target Screen. A yeast and a BG assay allow you to train in a real-world scenario from sampling, pouch loading to running a RAZOR EX or RAZOR instrument complete with data analysis.


RAZOR Yeast Kit
and Sample Prep Kit

A 4×3 formatted pouch that mimics the format of the BA3, Food Screen and Water Screen Pouches. A yeast assay allows you to train in a real-world scenario from sampling, pouch loading to running a RAZOR EX or RAZOR instrument complete with data analysis.

Ordering Information
Preformatted Assay Pouch Detection Kits
Each Detection Kit comes with the following items: Assay target pouch, RAZOR Sample Prep Kit containing reagent grade water, blunt
cannula tipped syringes, sample collection vials, breakpoint swabs, and graduated transfer pipettes.
Kit Description
Part No.
RAZOR Training Pouch (Color Dyes)
Used for pouch loading basic training
PATH-ASY-0005
RAZOR Simulant (The 10) Training Pouch – NEW
Used for The 10 pouch training on the RAZOR or RAZOR EX Instruments
PATH-ASY-0091
RAZOR Yeast Kit
Used for advanced training (4×3 format) on the RAZOR or RAZOR EX Instruments
PATH-ASY-0006
The Ten™ 10 Target Screen Kit
Tests for ten pathogens (Anthrax, Brucella, Botulism A, Coxiella, E. coli 0157, Tularemia, Ricin, Salmonella, Smallpox, and Plague) in one pouch.
PATH-ASY-0061
RAZOR BA 3 Target Kit
Tests for B. anthracis, Targets 1, 2, and 3
PATH-ASY-0007
RAZOR Food Screen 3 Target Kit
Tests for Campylobacter, L. monocytogenes, and Salmonella
PATH-ASY-0010
RAZOR Water Screen 3 Target Kit
Tests for Cryptosporidium Target 1, E. coli 0157, and Salmonella
PATH-ASY-0011
RAZOR pouches are defense articles 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.

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New Product

The Simulant Training Pouch (SIM10) is a new training pouch that mimics the format of “The 10” and allows you to “train how you fight”.