The Hyris Virus Finder System

Hyris developed the Virus Finder System to provide a safe and effective way to test environmental surfaces for coronavirus.

The SARS-CoV-2 emergency

COVID-19 disease transmission through contaminated surfaces is a serious health risk. We all heard instructions to wash our hands often, with soap or alcohol-based gels, and to not touch our own face. The point of these is to prevent us from infecting ourselves with the virus that might be on the things we touch in our daily life.

SARS-CoV-2 is in fact, according to a new study1, stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. The availability of a rapid test method able to detect a dangerous virus on environmental surfaces is of extreme importance in order to undertake appropriate sanitation measures.

Offices, manufacturing plants, food preparation sites, supermarkets, public transportation, military vehicles, restaurants, vending machines, healthcare facilities, retirement homes, theatres, cinemas, shopping malls, museum, sports centres and many more should be tested to avoid contaminations due to environmental coronavirus.

1 N van Doremalen, et al. Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1. The New England Journal of Medicine. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973 (2020).

What we can do


Virus presence test

Detection of the virus presence to assess the safety of the environments and develop and implement safety protocols commensurate to the measured risk.


Sanitation efficency test

Verification procedure to validate the sanitation strategies and protocols put in place for the removal of the virus from surfaces and environments.



Allows to immediately identify the virus appearance in the environments and to adopt safety measures avoiding the spread of the infection among the personnel.

Testing Process

1. Sampling

Hyris provides dedicated swabs for the safe collection, transport and preservation of the samples. The swabs are based on commercially available technologies developed specifically for environmental surfaces testing.


2. Analysis

The next step is the genetic analysis of the virus, with RT-PCR methods, using:

  • bKIT for the detection of SARS-CoV-2
  • RNase free cartridges
  • bCUBE
  • bAPP


The Hyris Virus Finder System for environmental surfaces has an integrated automatic data elaboration AI module which allows an immediate and simple interpretation of results on the bAPP.
The obtained data are available and remotely accessible anywhere, anytime on the cloud.

Video tutorial

Covid-19 Environmental Testing Process

The video describes the two-steps testing process for the identification of the presence/absence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA on environmental surfaces. Here you will get a general overview of the Sampling and Analysis steps with our Virus Finder System.

For more information contact us at “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” or compile the form available in the Covid-19 contact section of our website.

Hyris Virus Finder System

Hyris developed the Virus Finder system to provide everything that is needed to perform a safe and accurate test, taking advantage of the Hyris platform and its workflow to enable on site testing of the SARS-CoV-2 presence on environmental surfaces.

Available for

  • Offices

  • Manufacturing plants

  • Food preparation sites

  • Supermarkets

  • Public transportation

  • Military vehicles

  • Restaurants

  • Vending machines

  • Healthcare facilities

  • Retirement homes

  • Theaters

  • Cinemas

  • Shopping malls

  • Museum

  • Sport center

  • Other

Hyris Technology


On-site testing made possible. The real deal, anywhere, at any time.


Results in an hour or less (positive samples, negatives up to 1.5 Hours approx.)

High Throughput

Up to 6 or 16 samples at the same time in one run.

No equipped facilities needed

Everything needed to perform the test is included.

No specialized personnel

Simple analysis set-up and results readout with Hyris software bAPP. Online training is easy and included.


Miniaturized device for the analysis of nucleic acids. It allows users to run Real Time PCR analyses.
  • Portable
  • Rapid DNA/RNA analysis
  • Real-time PCR and isothermal protocols
  • High performance
  • No installation required
  • No-skilled operator required


Hyris web app software, working on the major operating system.
  • Intuitive
  • No installation needed
  • PC/Mac/Mobile
  • Remote control of multiple bCUBEs
  • Automatic results interpretation
  • Cloud based support


For SARS-CoV-2 Environmental testing: reagent set developed specifically to test environmental surfaces samples, including all the required reagents and consumables to perform the test.
  • Ready to use
  • Specific genetic recognition of Pathogens
  • Automatic protocol setup with QR code
  • Tested and validated


Contact us

Write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or compile the contact form to receive more information. A Hyris representative will contact you soon.

Email Phone
By using this form, you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.


Important Use Information

The Sars-Cov-2 Environmental bKIT (bKTE-SCV2.01), which is part of the Hyris Virus Finder family, is intended to be used by professionals in commercial settings to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 on non-porous hard surfaces and fomites. The Environmental test is a great way to determine whether your company’s disinfection procedures are working as you and your company’s disinfection protocol intend. Follow the use and storage instructions very carefully to ensure that the results obtained are as accurate as possible. Contamination of surfaces can occur at any point after testing or surface disinfection, so it is critical to use the Hyris Virus Finder System after each disinfection procedure.

What Can Sars-Cov-2 Environmental bKIT (bKTE-SCV2.01) NOT Do?

The Sars-Cov-2 Environmental bKIT (bKTE-SCV2.01) is NOT intended for use as a human diagnostic. Results obtained from the Sars-Cov-2 Environmental bKIT (bKTE-SCV2.01) cannot be extrapolated from one surface, substance, or location to another surface, substance, or location. The choice of specific surfaces, substances, or locations to be tested, as well as the frequency of testing, is to be determined by the user’s protocol. The Hyris Virus Finder System does not make any representations or recommendations concerning which surfaces, substances, or locations should be tested, or how often testing should be performed. The User must follow all applicable local, state/provincial, and/or national regulations regarding Covid-19 and wear appropriate protective equipment while performing the test. If a surface is found to be contaminated, you must follow your company’s disinfection protocol regarding additional disinfection.


The HYRIS System can only detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within its detection limit and pursuant to its specifications. As such, even if HYRIS System does not detect the presence of SARSCoV- 2 virus, there is a chance that the virus may be present on surfaces. While the chance of COVID-19 transmission may be reduced in such instance, a negative result from the HYRIS System does not guarantee whether a person in contact with a surface may or may not develop COVID-19, and the HYRIS System should not be used to assess the likelihood of developing COVID-19 or for any medical or clinical decision. Please consult with a qualified medical professional if you have any questions regarding COVID-19 in humans or if a person is suspected of having or experiences any symptoms of COVID-19. The HYRIS System, including its component parts and reagents, is not intended for any medical or clinical purpose, and the results should not be used or relied upon for any medical or clinical decision and do not constitute medical advice. If user has any medical questions, please consult with a medical professional. All claims are based on current evidence on COVID-19 and its transmission through surfaces, which may change as scientists and researchers learn more about the virus. Please consult with the latest CDC and WHO guidelines and recommendations regarding the spread of COVID-19 from surface contamination as well as cleaning/disinfecting recommendations for surfaces. The HYRIS System and its reagents are optimized for detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus based on current sequences published by the CDC and WHO. To the extent the virus mutates or evolves, we cannot guarantee the results will remain accurate or that the HYRIS System will continue to be effective in detecting the virus.


In this section we list frequently asked questions that provide relevant information regarding the test. If you’d like to receive additional details do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I use it to test people?

No, the test has been developed for environmental surfaces samples only.

How can I order the kit?

Contact us via email or compile the form available in the contact section of our website.

Who can use the test?

Everyone, the test does not require specialized personnel. Clients will receive comprehensive training to get started!

Do I need additional material?

Hyris Virus Finder lab in a box includes all the material required to perform the test. See our datasheet for details.

Which environment can be tested?
The test is aimed to be performed in many different scenarios:
  • Industries: plants, buildings and vehicles
  • Offices and other working areas
  • Food preparation areas
  • Transportation: cruise ships, ferrys, trains, airplanes, trains, metro, military vehicles
  • Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, night clubs
  • Vending machines, gas stations
  • Supermarkets
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Retirement homes
  • Theatre and cinemas
  • Shopping malls
  • Museums
  • Sports center
How much time do I need to get the results?

Positive samples can give results in less than an hour, negative ones up to about 1.5 Hours.

How many tests can I perform simultaneously?

Each test run can process utp to 6 samples, soon to be upgraded to 16 with no hardware change.

How should we execute a sampling plan?

Each environment has unique features that need to be taken into consideration. Hyris can provide options and guidelines on how to plan a sampling regimen.

Which protection dispositives should I use while sampling?

Avoid direct contact with the surfaces you are sampling. Follow all applicable local, state/provincial and/or national regulations. Wear appropriate protective equipment which incudes but is not limited to protective eyewear, face shield, clothing/lab coat (and a disposable lab coat) and gloves.

What should I do with the waste material?

The system is designed to minimise accidental contamination. Ensure that the instrument waste is stored, transferred, transported and disposed of according to all local/state/provincial and/or national regulations.


Subscribe our newsletter for periodical updates about our technologies


Lower Ground Floor
One George Yard
EC3V 9DF - London, UK
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Copyright © 2019 - Hyris Ltd // Powered by Amodeo Design