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Thermo Fisher Scientific releases new Raman Analyzer

March 29, 2021  By Blue Line Staff

Thermo Scientific 1064Defender Raman Analyzer

In recent years, the production and distribution of lethal narcotics such as heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and others have become increasingly sophisticated. This has caused new challenges for law enforcement officers, who are often the first to come in contact with these substances and need to identify narcotics and make informed decisions at the site.

Thermo Scientific 1064Defender Raman Analyzer.

The Thermo Scientific 1064Defender Raman Analyzer was made to directly address this challenge. The new analyzer features a touchless, targeted methodology that enhances identification of street heroin and other fluorescent narcotics without removing them from their packaging. The analyzer’s scanner mode, which features a comprehensive, modular, and user-added library of controlled substances, takes the guesswork out of identifying substances. It delivers results in a clear warning or alert format, ensuring users know the best next steps. The scanner, combined with the analyzer’s GPS and a digital camera, enables an improved path to interdiction and solid chain of custody. The 1064Defender Raman Analyzer has Wi-Fi and USB connectivity, allowing for seamless data flow throughout the law enforcement agency.

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