Industry News: Rigaku extends partnership with CBRNe program at University of Rome Tor Vergata

13 Mar 2023

Rigaku Analytical Devices, in collaboration with its local representative ABCS Srl., has recently renewed its partnership with the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The Rigaku handheld Raman analyzer product line, used to identify potential chemical threats, will continue to be available to students taking the International Master Courses “Protection Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) Events,”. The University's education, training, and research activities related to safety and security are organized in a portal called CBRN Gate, which is property of the Health Safety Environmental Research Association of Rome (HESAR) Association. The focus of HESAR is to increase environmental protection and public safety and security, as well as improve the  quality of life, workplaces, and the ecological system.

The International CBRNe program was established in 2009 with the goal to train civil and military personnel from different backgrounds to face and manage emergency situations. Program students are typically officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Civil Protection, or First Responders.

"We are extremely proud to be involved with the CBRN Gate program and that the students are able to gain hands on and firsthand experience with the types of instruments that can rapidly identify chemical threats, explosives etc. in the field,” said Chris Langford, VP Marketing and Product Management at Rigaku Analytical Devices.

Rigaku’s portfolio of handheld analyzers is based on 1064 nm Raman laser excitation. This provides the user with the ability to scan dirty, impure, and mixed substances —through packaging— and receive a result in less than one minute. With a vast library that contains chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals/materials, explosives, precursors, household chemicals, narcotics, and more - it is used by CBRNe response teams around the world. 

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