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Thermo Scientific Gemini Analyzer Addresses Rising Trend of Low Concentration Amounts of Illicit Substances

July 29, 2020 / PR Newswire

New trends in the manufacture and distribution of illicit narcotics to include low, distributed concentrations to offset high chemical potency has created challenges in substance identification for customs, border protection, law enforcement, public safety officials and military personnel. The Thermo Scientific Gemini Analyzer, now with LowDoseID, specifically addresses the rising trend of low concentration amounts of illicit substances.

The analyzer combines Fourier-transform infrared and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering into one device to facilitate comprehensive and confirmatory chemical identification for substances with a concentration between one and 10 percent. The ability to detect small amounts of substances significantly enhances accuracy and efficiency for first responders, particularly when identifying the presence of Fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.