• New Raman Analyser Enhances Hazardous Substance Detection

Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy

New Raman Analyser Enhances Hazardous Substance Detection

Jun 09 2023

Advanced handheld device revolutionises detection of explosives and illicit chemicals

Thermo Fisher Scientific announces the launch of the Thermo Scientific™ Defender™ Omega Handheld Raman Analyser, a game-changing solution for the identification of explosives, chemical warfare agents, narcotics, and other hazardous substances. This innovative handheld device provides border patrol, customs, military, and security agencies with a powerful tool to detect and analyse dangerous materials quickly and effectively.

The Defender Omega Handheld Raman Analyser offers a range of features and benefits that make it an indispensable asset for security professionals. Its patented chemometric algorithms and regularly updated reference libraries ensure reliable and accurate identification of a wide variety of hazardous compounds. From explosives constituents and chemical warfare agents to controlled substances and precursors used in narcotics manufacturing, this analyser enables users to identify chemicals in complex mixtures, spectrally diverse samples, and even fluorescent materials.

Designed with usability in mind, the Defender Omega Analyser is user-friendly and does not require extensive training or expertise to operate. Operators of all skill levels can safely and efficiently check for the presence of hazardous chemicals without relying on time-consuming methods such as wet chemistry kits or laboratory testing.

The analyser's built-in GPS and camera provide precise time and location stamping, enhancing data integrity and traceability. Furthermore, its Wi-Fi connectivity ensures seamless operation and allows for easy data transfer and sharing. With an IP68 rating for ingress protection, the Defender Omega Analyser is built to withstand challenging environments, making it suitable for a wide range of applications and field conditions.

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