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The first purpose-built eDNA sampling system Patent Pending

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Recently published in:

Methods in Ecology and Evolution

The eDNA Sampler Backpack is the world's first purpose-built, aquatic eDNA sampling system.

The system is designed for filtering larger volumes of water compared to current methods, reducing risk of contamination among sampling sites, and expediting sampling duration. The main components of the system are a backpack pump system with sensor feedback, an extension pole for sampling without entering water, and single-use, pre-loaded filters. An optional wrist-mounted wireless controller is also available.

eDNA Sampler Backpack

Sampling Uses

Point Sampling

No need to enter water. Minimize potential DNA contamination.

Continuous Sampling

Pump maintains constant flow rate, Sample represents entire transect.


eDNA Sampler Backpack System

  • eDNA filtration system with sensor feedback
  • Uses single-use preloaded filter housings
  • Includes telescoping carbon fiber pole extension (up to 12 feet) with remote pump controller and support bipod
  • Dry-bag for consumables storage
  • Wrist mounted wireless pump controller (optional)
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Filter Pack

eDNA Filter Pack

  • Preloaded, openable inline filter housing (single use)
  • Single use forceps for filter membrane removal
  • Tubing extension for filter housing
  • Available in 1.2µm and 5µm filter sizes
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