The Ruggedized Advanced Pathogen Identification Device (R.A.P.I.D.) is a portable real-time PCR system designed to identify biological agents. Because of its rugged design, reliability, and accuracy it has become the standard for the U.S. DoD and other militaries around the world. The R.A.P.I.D. is the ideal choice for mobile analytical labs and fields hospital.
This instrument integrates BioFire Diagnostics' LightCycler® Instrument technology into a portable, impact resistant package. Distinctive software allows simple “push-button” use of the R.A.P.I.D. System by field personnel with minimal training. This allows for field identification of pathogens quickly, safely, and accurately.
"Others have tried to equal the speed of the Rapidcycler, but the original is still the best. The capillaries are somewhat inconvenient, but it is worth it to do a 35 cycle PCR in 20 minutes. We have used the Rapidcycler for nine years with few regrets."