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May 2019

Handheld Raman Analyser from Rigaku Analytical Devices Chosen as Part of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Opioid Inspection Program

The Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyser will be considered as a capability to provide on-site narcotics and pharmaceutical analysis at import facilities.

Wilmington, MA (April 29, 2019) – Rigaku Analytical Devices, a U.S.-based, leading pioneer of handheld and portable spectroscopic analysers, is pleased to announce the Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyser will be used as part of the U.S. FDA inspection pilot program to screen for pharmaceuticals, including narcotics. The Office of Regulatory Affairs will use this equipment to support increased package inspections for pharmaceutical products including opioids at International Mail Facilities (IMFs). The Progeny™ ResQ™ analyser is designed to identify narcotics, including fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and other narcotics in powder, liquid, and tablet forms.

The expansive library, rapid response time, easy operation and ability to scan through glass, plastic and other container material demonstrate why the Progeny ResQ is a highly effective tool for the FDA’s application. The U.S. Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) recognizes Raman spectroscopy as a Class A analytical technique for presumptive field testing.

“Because the U.S. FDA and other federal border agencies face exposure to potentially dangerous narcotics and chemicals without warning, these programs have proven how critical it is for our advanced identification tools to be readily available,” said Bree Allen, President of Rigaku Analytical Devices. “We are extremely pleased to provide a solution for keeping border officials and our communities safer.”

More information about handheld and portable spectroscopic analysers from Rigaku is available by visiting

April 2018
Antech and Testo Partnership Announcement 

About Testo:

Headquartered within the Black Forest, Germany, Testo is the world market leader in the field of superior portable and stationary measurement solutions.
The measurement technology experts at Testo provide over 650,000 global customers with highly precise measuring instruments and extremely innovative solutions.
The product range include a wide variety of temperature measuring instruments, data loggers, thermal imagers, air velocity meters, humidity and dew point meters, multifunction instruments, stack gas analysers and air emission monitors, water analysers, tachometers, sound, pressure, and light meters, and refrigeration service analysers.

Please visit to view a number of Testo offerings on our website.

Testo Solutions supporting Compliance:

  • Pharmaceutical / GMP (21 CFR Part11) production, storage, monitoring and cold chain logistics
  • Food Manufacture, Production, Transport and Storage
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Facility Management
  • HVAC Installation and Maintenance
  • Building Maintenance, Surveying and Energy Management
  • Electrical Inspections and Engineering
  • Refrigeration Installation and Maintenance
  • Calibration services

About Antech:

Since our formation in 2000, Antech has grown to become a major provider of portable Analytical Instrumentation within Ireland and the United Kingdom.
With the latest range of Testo products, we have the complete solutions to guarantee ease of measurement compliance

13th March 2018

Sullivan Scrap Customer Success Story

Handheld analysers are now the instrument of choice in order to meet the rigorous demands of modern scrap recycling.

Brian Powell, from Sullivan Scrap, describes KT-100S as “It’s very efficient, very quick, and we can get the material processed and out the door as fast as we can.”

Sullivan Scrap has made a business out of taking care of the environment by recycling scrap metal purchased from some of the area’s largest manufacturers. Sullivan Scrap processes about 70,000 tons of material each year, with 25% being non-ferrous. In order to stay competitive, they use handheld technologies to identify their incoming material in order to process it as efficiently as possible.

Click here to read the Sullivan Scrap Case study in detail.

20th February 2018

The First Worldwide MIL-STD 810G Handheld LIBS Metal Analyser

KT-100S is the Metal Analyser meets the toughest test criteria for military equipment (MIL-STD 810G) and IP54. During these tests, the device is exposed to extreme vibrations, dust, cold and heat. The device also has to resist shock-like hits as well as 26 falls from a height of 90 cm. Due to the IP54 classification, it can also operate in rain.

To read more about KT-100S please click here.

12th January 2018

Rigaku Analytical Devices Progeny ResQ handheld Raman Customer Testimonial


Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman provides emergency responders, law enforcement agencies and the military with the industry’s most comprehensive tool for chemical identification, CBRNe detection, and narcotics classification in a fast and simple handheld form.

To read more about Progeny ResQ please click here.

20th December 2017

Demonstrating the Speed & Sensitivity of Tornado’s HyperFlux PRO Plus: Real-time Raman Spectroscopy of Propylene Glycol in Water


A brief video from Tornado Spectral Systems showing the dramatic Speed and Sensitivity improvements of our Hyperflux PRO Plus on-line Raman.

For more details click here