The AirPrep™ Cub Sampler is a state-of-the-art instrument designed for accurate and efficient air sampling in a wide range of settings. With its advanced technology and robust construction, this air sampler provides reliable and precise results that meet the needs of various applications. Using the 360° aerosol inlet design and rapid filter elution kit, the AirPrep Cub Sampler is efficient for the collection and recovery of bioaerosols and particulate matter.

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Application fields

The AirPrep Cub Sampler is ideal for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Indoor air quality testing in homes, offices, schools, and hospitals.
  • Environmental monitoring in outdoor settings, such as metagenomics sampling, agriculture, and animal health 
  • Contamination monitoring in industries such as food and beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical.
  • Disease monitoring, the AirPrep Cub Sampler has shown the ability to collect and recover clinically relevant levels of aerosol coronavirus within a 30-minute sampling period for detection with PCR.
  • Monitoring of aseptic processing environments


  • High-quality air sampling: The AirPrep Cub Sampler uses innovative air sampling techniques to ensure high-quality, representative samples.
  • Small, lightweight and portable, using dry filters that actively collect viruses, bacteria, and molds at a high flowrate, up to 200 LPM.
  • Versatility: The air sampler is suitable for a broad range of air quality testing, from indoor environments to outdoor settings.
  • Easy to use: The AirPrep Cub Sampler is designed to be user-friendly, with intuitive controls and simple setup procedures.
  • Low maintenance: With its rugged construction and reliable components, this air sampler requires minimal maintenance and provides consistent performance over time.
  • The easiest and most efficient air sampler available for virus collection.
  • Operational modes include a choice of 50, 100, or 200 LPM flowrate and four predefined single sample collection times; 30 min, 1 hour, 2 hours, or continuous for long-term monitoring.
  • Recovering a sample from the dry filter takes just seconds.
  • Pairs with any molecular analysis method including PCR and next-generation sequencing (NGS).
  • Can be operated at very low and high temperatures - a limitation for wet cyclonic or agar-type air samplers.
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Models ACD210 - With Battery and ACD220 - Plug-in Only

Size Weight Dimensions 8" x 5" x 5" and 2.5lbs
Filter Material 52mm Dry Electret Depth Filter
Particle Size Collection 0.01 μm to 10 μm+
Flow Rate/s 50, 100 and 200 LPM
Run Modes Continuous, 2 Hours, 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Power 120W AC
Sample Recovery Method Instant Wet Foam Elution
Elution Fluid Either 0.15% Tween 20 25mM Tris OR 0.15% Tween 20 PBS
Single-use Rapid Filter Elution Kit COmponents Filter, Sample Cup with Lid, Elutor Adapter, and Elutions Fluid Canister
Final Sample Volume 6-7 mL
Analysis Methods Compatible PCR, NGS, Culture (Bacteria, Molds)
Operating Temperature/Humidity Range Operating Temperature -2 °C to 60 °C in Non-condensing Environments
Storage Temperature 0 °C to 30 °C

AirPrep Model ACD210

Battery Type Lithium ion, 14.8V 3350mAh @ 0.2 C Discharge, Room Temperature
Battery Life 4 Hours Continuous @ 200 LPM, 20-30 °C
Long Term Storage (Recommended) 20-30 °C, 45-85% RH, @ 50% Charge (>3 Months)
Battery Operational Temperature 10-45 °C

The Filters

The system uses a dry 52 mm electret filter as the collection media. Electret filters are made with a combination of positively and negatively charged fibers which substantially increases the collection efficiency and allows for the use of lower pressure drop filters which, in turn, allows for higher sampling rates for extended periods using battery power. Because no fluids are used in the system, it can operate at low temperatures; a limitation for most wet-wall cyclone type collectors.

Rapid sample recovery from the filter

The single-use filter and elution kit comes with everything you need for rapid sample recovery including: sample cup and lid, elutor adapter, and elution foam canister. Following aerosol collection, the filter is removed from the collector, snapped onto the sample cup and fitted with the elutor adapter. To extract the captured particles from the filter, the user presses the canister containing the Wet Foam Elution™ into the elutor adapter. The elution foam is released from the canister evenly through the filter. The wet foam passes through the interstitial spaces of the filter to efficiently extract any captured particles. Sample elution takes approximately 5 seconds and produces 6 to 7 milliliters of liquid sample. The foam immediately collapses back to a liquid in the sample cup, making it available for sample processing and analysis.

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