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New Application Note Describes Safe Identification of Synthetic Opioids Through Unopened Opaque Packaging

The current rise in the prevalence of Fentanyls and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) presents a major challenge to law enforcement professionals. Variants of Fentanyl have multiple possible routes of exposure and are reportedly 10’s to 1000’s times more potent than heroin, with fatal doses comparable to a few grains of sugar. Similarly, several NPS have active doses measured in micrograms. There are a multitude of reports in the public domain from around the world that describe accidental exposure of officers to either Fentanyls or NPS with serious medical consequences. Reso...


The Hazmat Guys Podcast Interviews Cobalt Light Systems on Through-Container Hazardous Material Identification

The Hazmat Guys Podcast interviewed Dr Eric Roy of Cobalt Light Systems (now part of Agilent) for the latest episode of their series. The Hazmat Guys Podcast is run by two experienced hazmat specialists, Bobby Salvesen and Mike Monaco, and in each episode they provide concise, easy to understand information for all aspects of Hazardous Materials response. In this episode, Eric talks about the SORS technology behind Cobalt’s Resolve handheld Raman system, and describes how the system is used to ID hazardous materials (e.g. fentanyl) inside sealed opaque packaging Listen to The...


Cobalt's Through-Barrier Handheld Raman Technology Discussed in CBNW Xplosive Magazine Interview

The latest edition of CBNW Xplosive magazine features an interview with Dr Robert Stokes, Product Manager - Detection at Cobalt Light Systems, talking about the company's through-barrier Raman technology. The article discusses how Cobalt's unique SORS technology was developed, and looks at how it is deployed in applications from liquids screening at airport security to hazmat ID, EOD, CWA, search/recon, narcotics, ports/borders and policing. The article is available on Cobalt's website, or the full edition of the magazine can be accessed here.


Cobalt’s RESOLVE - Handheld Through-Barrier ID System - to Feature at DSEI and MSPO Defence and Security Events

Cobalt’s Resolve, a ground-breaking new handheld system that identifies hazardous materials - including explosives and CWAs - through sealed opaque containers, will be demonstrated at DS...


Cobalt Announces Date for Second International Pharmaceutical Seminar on Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

The second international seminar on the use of Transmission Raman Spectroscopy (TRS) in pharmaceutical analysis will be hosted by Cobalt at Oxford University in the UK on Tuesday December 5th ...