908 Devices' High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry (HPMS) will play an important role in the U.S. Army's Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) program, the company announced on Wednesday.
Its HPMS technology was selected to take part in the development program that will facilitate advances in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection and defense.
“We believe HPMS technology plays a key role in the future of threat detection,” Kevin J. Knopp, president and CEO of 908 Devices, said. “We are thrilled to be part of the U.S. Army’s plan for next generation detectors. Our technology platform detects a broad range of priority threats in the presence of complex backgrounds and is suited to a variety of product form factors to meet specific mission sets.”
908 Devices will work with Smiths Detection, Inc. on development and testing of devices and technology that will improve capabilities against a number of hazardous materials and weapon compounds.
The aim of the NGCD program is to facilitate the development of detection measures that can identify chemical warfare agents, non-traditional agents, toxic industrial chemicals and other hazards that can affect the air or water.
908 Devices specializes in chemical analysis products including handheld detectors and mass spectrometry devices.