BioCheck® Suspicious Powder Test Kit
Screen for multiple bioterror agents and rule out most false alarms
BioCheck® is the first commercial product developed by 20/20 GeneSystems. Broadly patented, it has become the “gold standard” test for the screening of unknown suspicious powders by emergency personnel and first responders. It generates revenues of about $500,000 per year with Gross Profit margins of about 80%.
Applying our expertise in protein detection, 20/20 developed BioCheck to quickly classify whether an unknown, suspicious powder contains biological material. This highly original, patented solution is for emergency responders who are besieged with “suspicious powder” calls. The safety and efficacy of BioCheck has been extensively evaluated and validated by several leading outside laboratories including the U.S. Army’s Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) under contract with the Department of Homeland Security. It was demonstrated to effectively detect ricin and other bioweapon agents. BioCheck is used by more than 500 agencies in the U.S. Canada and other countries by personnel in federal, state, county, municipal, military and industrial settings. The test is sold as a single use test kit to rule out a multitude of mundane substances such as sugar, cornstarch, paper and drywall dust, etc that cause false alarms. Our customers include the DOD and the contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who trains first responder organizations throughout the U.S.