The FRED System


The Field Ready Electrochemical Detector (FRED) is a biosensor platform to detect waterborne contaminants.

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The Field Ready Electrochemical Detector (FRED) is a biosensor platform developed by FREDsense Technologies to detect waterborne contaminants. Modified microbes designed to sense arsenic, manganese, iron, acidity, or other inorganic and organic contaminants are electrochemically detected. Results are ready in about an hour and can be obtained through a 3G, Wi-Fi, or USB connection.

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The product is available from the manufacturer, FREDsense Technologies.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The detector and package is ~3000 USD, and each sensor can be ~10-20 USD per test.Interview with manufacturer

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Competitors include portable water quality tests such as arsenic tests, pH meters, and manganese and iron test kits, and customizable testing kits.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

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