Forensics Safety and Security

Law enforcement is rapidly adopting new technologies as crime and terrorism are becoming high-tech enterprises. In the laboratory, forensic pathologists are utilizing new forensic instruments and methods and our proven technologies to help improve the outcomes of investigation and prosecution.  In the field and during emergencies, first responders and law enforcement are using our handheld instruments for narcotics analysis, chemical identification and radiation detection.

New drug testing articles


Testing for drugs of abuse at Missouri Department of Corrections

In 2013 alone, the toxicology lab for the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) processed more than 118,000 samples. 

Testing for drugs of abuse
Drug courts

Drug Courts: Testing the assumption that addicts cannot be rehabilitated 

Drug Courts rely heavily on laboratory technology, and that technology must keep pace with a growing offender population and the proliferation of new designer drugs.

Featured webinars


Comprehensive Anti-doping Detection using the Q Exactive Orbitrap MS for Equine Urine Analysis

Equine anti-doping analysis is a changing and dynamic field of science. Learn how to detect small and large molecules in a single analytical run.

Q Exactive HF Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer - Front View
drug court, webinar

The Truth Behind Drug Screening
Learn about the pros and cons between various drug screening methods and sample types for drug court testing programs. 


Featured articles


MOL, forensics


Bath Salts and Cannabinoids Analyzed by GC-IR

Drug case criminal prosecution relies upon laws specifying what is and what is not legal. Underground chemists try to avoid prosecution by modifying illegal materials to produce synthetic “designer drugs” which may slip through legal loopholes. 



Cold Storage Solutions
From small labs to large government labs, a wireless monitoring solution combined with laboratory-grade cold storage equipment is a must for sample integrity, peace of mind and regulatory compliance.


New forensic technique for identifying cloth fibers

Analysis of chemical signatures on common fibers may help
solve crimes

Researchers have demonstrated the proof-of-principle for a new forensic technique to identify individual fibers of cloth, which often all look alike.


Forensic toxicology


CEDIA, oral fluids, assay



Faster and more cost effective tools for drugs of abuse screening in forensic toxicology and criminal justice.

Suspicious material identification


Chemicals and explosives identification
Handheld instruments that provide rapid and accurate identification of unknown chemicals in the field where you need it.


Suspected narcotics
Rapid identification without direct contact for most samples. A single test for multiple controlled substances provides law enforcement with clear, definitive results for presumptive identification.

Radiation detection, gamma dose rate measurements and area monitoring
Advanced handheld detection for any scenario.

Handheld radiation isotope identifier provides fast, accurate real-time gamma source and isotopic identifications so you and your team can respond immediately.