Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

TruDefender FT v1.3 - 2008 Innovation Awards Winner: Hazmat/WMD

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the release of TruDefender FT version 1.3, the latest update to the Thermo Scientific TruDefender FT handheld chemical identification system. The update significantly increases the number of substances in the instrument’s chemical library to more than 10,000, ensuring that first responders have the tools they need to immediately analyze a situation and respond accordingly. This update includes additions to all chemical categories, most notably chemical intermediates, industrial chemicals, laboratory reagents and pharmaceuticals.

Built for field use, TruDefender FT weighs less than 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg) and is rugged enough to withstand the demands of the first responder community. Using industry-proven FTIR technology, TruDefender FT complements Thermo Scientific Raman handheld spectrometers, which include the point-and-shoot FirstDefender RM and robot-mountable FirstDefender RMX, to maximize in-the-field coverage of a broad range of unknown chemicals. The company’s portable chemical identification instruments, formerly sold under the Ahura Scientific brand, are deployed around the globe, helping first responders safely and accurately identify unknown chemical threats.

In addition to English, TruDefender FT is available in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese to better meet the needs of the company’s global customer base. 

The TruDefender FT version 1.3 update is now available to all customers with active support contracts, which include software and library updates, hardware warranty and 24/7 customer support for around-the-clock access to the Thermo Scientific technical team.

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