Metrohm announce the Mira DS
In a recent press release Metrohm announced the details of their new handheld material identification system, the Mira DS.This new, handheld material identification system has been designed for police, hazmat teams, bomb technicians, and military personnel. At the push of a button, the Mira DS identifies illicit substances and explosives.
The Mira DS was developed in close cooperation with professional first responders. While providing ease of use and speed, the Mira DS addresses the need for safety of drug task force officers, hazmat teams, and bomb technicians in particular. Mira DS features a whole array of dedicated sampling attachments for illicit material identification. Drug Taskforce officers, e.g., may identify substances in glass bottles or plastic containers, even from a distance using the Stand-off Attachment, or with no concern of proper focus using the Contact Ball Probe Attachment.
The Mira DS provides powerful mixture matching and its ruggedized design complies with MIL SPEC 810G. For important decision making in critical situations, first responders can interface the Mira DS with the HAZMASTERG3 Software App to get additional, vital information about the substance they are facing.
To increase the sensitivity of the Mira DS, it is compatible with Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) substrates. This technology enables the detection illicit drugs even when they are present in trace quantities. SERS substrates kits are available directly through Metrohm.