Chemistry

Evaluations of Technologies for Chemical Identification and Analysis

NFSTC’s forensic chemists evaluate tools and technologies for identifying and analyzing forensically relevant chemical substances and publish reports on their findings. These evaluation reports provide agencies with objective information that can assist decision-makers select the most appropriate tools for their needs and budget.

Evaluation Reports

To download specific evaluations, click on the links below.  (Adobe Reader is required to view the documents. To download the free Reader, click here.)

Thermo Scientific® TruNarc™ Technical Evaluation Report
Evaluation Report

Centice Mobile Field Lab 3000 (MLF‐3000) Phase I and II Testing
Evaluation Report

A Comparison of Four Commercially Available Portable Raman Spectrometers
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Thermo Scientific® FirstDefender RM™ Raman Spectrometer
Evaluation Report DeltaNu ReporteR

DeltaNu® ReporteR™ Portable Raman Spectrometer
Evaluation Report

ICx Fido® Verdict™ Portable Explosives and Narcotics Identifier
Evaluation Report

Smiths Detection RespondeR™ RCI Raman SpectrometerSmiths Detection RespondeR
Evaluation Report

M.M.C. International B.V. Screening Tests for Narcotics
Evaluation Report

RxSpec® 700Z Vis/NIR Spectrometer
Evaluation Report

Polychromix PHAZIR™ Handheld Near-Infrared AnalyzerPolychromix PHAZIR
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Smiths Detection HazMatID™ FTIR
Evaluation Report

Torion GUARDION®-7 GC-TMS
Evaluation Report

Ahura Scientific FirstDefender™Ahura FirstDefender
Evaluation Report

QuickCheck™ Drug Field Kit
Evaluation Report

Constellation Technology CT-1128 GC/MS
Evaluation Report Griffin 450

Griffin 450™ GC/MS
Evaluation Report

Validation Study of Commercially Available Field Test Kits for Common Drugs of Abuse
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NOTE:  NFSTC’s technology evaluations are objective assessments and are not to be construed or used as endorsement, recommendation or approval of the technology. All equipment model numbers, specifications and prices were current at the time of the evaluation and are subject to change without notice or revision.

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