908 Devices completes acquisition to expand its forensics product offering

908 Devices acquires RedWave Technology adding optical spectroscopy to its technology platform for point-of-need applications

3 Jul 2024
908 Devices forensics and field detection product overview

908 Devices forensics and field detection product overview

908 Devices Inc., a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biochemical analysis, has acquired privately-held RedWave Technology, a leading provider of portable FTIR spectroscopic analyzers for rapid chemical identification of bulk materials.

This acquisition provides 908 Devices with an expanded portfolio of handheld chemical analysis devices for forensic workflows that quickly detect and identify unknown solids, liquids, vapors, and aerosols at the point of need. In addition, RedWave bolsters 908 Devices’ desktop portfolio with a line of accessories for pharma process analytical technology (PAT) and industrial QC applications.

Dr. Kevin J. Knopp, CEO and Co-founder of 908 Devices, commented, "We’re thrilled to welcome the RedWave team to 908 Devices. Our technology platforms are complementary as our forensics customers rely on both mass spec and FTIR analyzers to rapidly assess and monitor their environment for dangerous trace chemicals and bulk chemical hazards. RedWave Technology is a high growth and profitable company with innovative products that can immediately leverage our sales channel. RedWave is a strong fit and enables us to accelerate our strategic objectives."

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