About Us

BETTER TOOLS. BETTER RESULTS.

InstantLabs is the inventor of the Hunter® Real-Time PCR system, a breakthrough solution that equips scientists and non-scientists alike to easily and confidently run molecular tests anywhere and anytime.

We have also built a portfolio of AOAC-approved test kits for the food industry to detect foodborne pathogens more easily and rapidly than previously possible, an industry-leading collection of molecular tests for detecting food fraud at the molecular level in the supply chain, and the world’s first and only solution for rapid on-site detection of corrosive microorganisms in the oilfield and beyond.

Our passion is taking complex testing challenges and building innovative solutions that are easy-to-use, affordable, and simply work.

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Molecular testingisn't just for health diagnostics

Being able to rapidly detect harmful organisms such as those that cause food-borne illness or that corrode industrial systems is a game-changer for industry. These technologies have the potential to save countless lives and billions of dollars."
Neil Sharma, Ph.D.
President

OUR CAPABILITIES

Molecular testing is our business. From developing novel new tests to validating and manufacturing complete testing solutions for use in the laboratory or in the field, we love the challenge.

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R & D

We specialize in creating complete validated testing workflows including sample collection, sample processing, DNA analysis, and software tools to make sense of the data.

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Manufacturing

Controlling manufacturing allows us to ensure quality.  We manufacture key testing components including reagents and test kits, plastic-ware, devices, and complete mobile laboratories.

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Lab Services

Not every test can be done easily on-site due to variety of reasons.  So we offer advanced testing services in our state-of-the-art laboratory managed by Ph.D. level scientists.

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Custom Solutions

The best solutions come through partnerships.  Do you have a problem specific to your industry? Let's talk.  Together we can build amazing tools that solve important problems.

OUR STORY

2008

InstantLabs formed through acquisition of university technology for real-time PCR analysis.

2009

Engineers build first Hunter® device prototypes.

2011

Hunter® instrument is launched commercially with test kits for detecting food fraud on-site in less than 2 hours.

2012

Company receives first AOAC approval for Salmonella test kit that delivers on-site results in less than 12 hours.

2013

Company receives additional AOAC approvals for Listeria mono and Listeria species test kits for food and environmental matrices.

2014

E.coli O157 test kits receives AOAC approvals.  Company also launches portfolio of seafood fraud testing kits developed in partnership with the University of Guelph and the FDA.

2015

Higher capacity 12-well test cartridge for Hunter® device is launched commercially.  Development of additional food fraud test kits continues.  In-field beta-testing of biocorrosion platform begins. 

2016

First in-field biocorrosion testing systems are shipped for oilfield use.  InstantLabs acquired by Angeon Group.

2017

Company launches next-generation laboratory services to meet unmet needs in the biocorrosion market.  

2018

Instantlabs expands R&D operations in Baltimore.  Development of new cloud-based client data portal begins. 

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