The Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ is the fluorescing mineral capital of the world. Certain minerals found here are not found anywhere else on the planet. In this video, we talk with President & Executive Director Bill Kroth & Resident Geologist Earl Verbeek about how they are implementing the use of portable Raman spectroscopy to identify and verify minerals at this unique location.
While the opioid epidemic is the main narcotic focus of the day, new, simplified methamphetamine production remains a significant issue. Learn how TacticID-GP is the ideal tool for safe and efficient identification of one pot meth ingredients and precursors as well as the finished product.
In this testimonial, we talk with Assistant Professor Betty Galarreta from the Pontificia Universidad Catolic del Peru. Betty’s work using B&W Tek’s i-Raman Plus Portable Raman Spectrometer involves developing analytical techniques that help track biomarkers within the Agricultural Industry. She also uses the i-Raman Plus to study the chemical composition of different Peruvian cultural heritage materials.
The police department in Manchester, New Hampshire has recently adopted the TacticID analyzer into their standard operating procedure for field-testing of narcotics during the growing heroin and fentanyl epidemic. With it’s fast and accurate on-site identification of unknown substances in seconds, the TacticID has made it easier for officers to quickly identify drugs without compromising their safety in the field.
The synthetic painkiller known as fentanyl has become an increasing problem for law enforcement officers throughout the country. Fentanyl can be lethal if exposed to even a small amount of the substance. The TacticID Handheld Raman Analyzer is helping law enforcement to identify fentanyl, as well as other street drugs like heroin and cocaine.
In this testimonial, we travel to The Basel University Earth Science Institute, where we talk with Henry A. Hänni, Dr., FGA, Professor Emeritus of Gemmology and retired director of The SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute in Basel, Switzerland. Prof. Dr. Hänni discusses the advantages of using a Portable Raman system like the GemRam from B&W Tek for Gem identification and verification.
In this video, Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, Professor of Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the ways in which he and his students utilize the i-Raman Plus for carbon research.
In this video we speak with 2 law enforcement officers about their use of the new TacPac adaptor for the TacticID. This adaptor is used for heroin identification. The TacticID is a handheld instrument for non-contact analysis of narcotics that includes user friendly software, and a large sample library to assist officers in the field.
In this interview, Dr. Keith Gordon from The University of Otago in New Zealand & Dr. Katherine Bakeev, Director of Market & Customer Development at B&W Tek, discuss the possibilities of handheld and portable Raman in the areas of art & archaeology, as well as safety and security.
In this video we speak with 3 law enforcement officers about their use of the TacticID handheld equipment for non-contact analysis of narcotics and how its mixture analysis capabilities, user friendly software, and large sample library help them while they are in the field.