The eDNA/RNA Tracker

The Technology

Nucleic Sensing System’s Tracker is a field-deployable, autonomous, web-connected monitoring tool, able to report real-time data on environmental DNA (eDNA). By taking the human out of the loop, the technology connects autonomous high-frequency sampling with geospatial data to better monitor biological activity.

A genetic “smoke alarm” continuously monitors for species of concern.

Real-time data:
Data on genetic abundance is accessible, via the cloud, anywhere in the world.

In-field deployment:
The Tracker is ruggedized for deployment wherever and whenever needed.


  • Early detection of invasive species
  • Detection of disease in aquaculture and/or fisheries
  • Detection of species of concern such as threatened/endangered species
An instrument on the ground with mountains in the distance
Credit: Nucleic Sensing Systems


  • It’s automated: provides continuous, autonomous monitoring of organisms of concern without cold-chain handling
  • It’s fast: gives users sample-to-answer results in minutes, not weeks or months
  • It’s trustworthy: by providing data our customers can trust by mitigating false positives and negatives through multiple sampling events
  • It’s comprehensive: we can visualize geospatial data over time.


Company Contact

This technology is commercially available for purchase. For additional information please contact Edgar Rudberg at Note: Any reference obtained from this website to a specific company, product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by NOAA.

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