Thermo Fisher Scientific Updates GEMINI
First Hand-held Analyser Integrating FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced on 17 January it has integrated HazMasterG3 into its GEMINI chemical analysis software solution, enabling military personnel, EOD technicians, hazmat teams and first responders to perform virtual mixture analysis in the field. The update is designed to enable informed and safe decision-making when analyzing chemical substances using the first handheld instrument to integrate FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.
HazMasterG3, a support system developed by Alluviam, is designed to deliver actionable insights by allowing users to virtually mix chemical substances, interpret the results rapidly, and protect themselves and the public from the effects of dangerous chemical combinations. The analyser includes an extensive onboard library designed to allow users to identify unknown solids and liquids, including explosives, chemical warfare agents, industrial chemicals and precursors. Operators can determine the most likely formulations that could be made with the identified ingredients, as well as estimated quantity and potential reactions.
“This additional functionality allows chemical response personnel to be proactive in their efforts to quickly determine the next step when they detect and identify illicit material on scene,” said Denzil Vaughn, director of marketing, portable analytical instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We designed the update with safety in mind. GEMINI users can now have more information at their fingertips than before with the analyser as they make rapid, important decisions.”
The rugged and portable GEMINI analyser incorporates FTIR and Raman spectroscopy into one device to facilitate comprehensive and confirmatory chemical identification. The analyser leverages the strengths of both techniques to allow users to address a broader range of samples than either technique alone. Additionally, the GEMINI analyser includes SCAN ASSIST, which guides the operator through technology selection and sampling, and 24/7 reachback support for spectral analysis and operational inquiries.