Thermo Electron Corp.offers the Airborne Sample Analysis Platform (ASAP System) Biological Aerosol Sampler. The environmental monitor provides the an effective means for collecting particles in outdoor or indoor environments to determine their biological composition in a laboratory. The sampling technique used in the ASAP System operates at a high flow rate of 200 l/min while consuming only about as much power as a dim 40-watt light bulb. Also, the ASAP System's small size (about 1 cubic foot) and low noise output on par with that of a computer projector make it suitable for deployment in a variety of outdoor or indoor applications. The sampler can be powered by AC or DC power, such as a vehicle power port or a battery, and it contains an internal uninterrupted power supply to cover power outages of up to one hour.