Smiths announce a new entry to the field GC-MS market with their Guardion product. Citing smaller size and weight than competitors its an interesting challenge to the encumbants. Price wars next perhaps?
The GUARDION, can confirm the presence and identity of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in gases, vapors, liquids and solids.
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection, said: “GUARDION’s combination of trusted GC/MS technology and ground-breaking portability makes it the go-to solution when rapid chemical identification is needed to save lives and limit exposure impact. It also greatly expands our portfolio of CBRNE detection technologies, allowing armed forces and emergency responders to turn situational awareness into situational certainty.”
As part of Smiths Detection’s commitment to developing the new system, the company partnered with Torion Technologies (American Fork, UT) to miniaturize, ruggedize and optimize the GC/MS technology and specialized software that makes GUARDION so easy to use. A newly established GC/MS Center of Excellence at Smiths Detection’s Danbury, CT, facility includes an integrated team of engineers, researchers, manufacturing and product managers who contributed to the innovation behind GUARDION and the continuous advancement of GC/MS portable technology.