Safety and Security

Portable field detection of unknown chemical substances and drugs

When safety is at risk, you need information fast. Thermo Scientific™ portable chemical analyzers deliver rapid, field-based identification of unknown chemicals, explosives, and chemical weapons, as well as narcotics. These rugged, fit-for-purpose instruments bring the power of Raman and FTIR spectroscopy directly to the hazard zone and provide specific, actionable data— enabling CBRN teams and first responders to act faster than ever before.

When timing is mission-critical and positive identification is the only option, explosives ordinance disposal technicians, hazmat responders and police organizations around the world rely on our portable chemical analyzers for accuracy, speed and durability.

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Our product portfolio addresses the following applications:

Quickly identify illegal drugs including narcotics, synthetic drugs, cutting agents, and precursor materials in a single test. Used by narcotics detectives, customs agents, and law enforcement personnel for faster analysis of suspected illicit drugs, the Thermo Scientific™ TruNarc™ handheld narcotics analyzer provides non-destructive, non-contact sampling to preserve evidence.

Immediately identify explosives, precursors and improvised explosive devices using Thermo Scientific™  Raman and FTIR handheld chemical identification analyzers. Now we offer Thermo Scientific™ Gemini™, the world’s first and only handheld analyzer that combines FTIR and Raman spectroscopy into one integrated instrument for complementary and confirmatory testing in the field.

Harness the power of Raman or FTIR spectroscopy to quickly verify the contents of drums, bags, bottles and more directly in the hazard zone. Thermo Scientific™  FirstDefender™TruDefender™ and Gemini™ handheld analyzers allow for safe and proper disposal of hazardous materials without the delay and expense of traditional laboratory hazmat analysis.

Rapidly identify explosives, chemical weapons, and chemical agents. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the industry-recognized leader in handheld Raman technology with over 10,000 instruments, including the Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender™ RMX Handheld Chemical Identification Analyzerdeployed within every branch of the U.S. military as well as within military and law enforcement agencies throughout the world.