|[February 14, 2013]
Centice Enhances Its Mobile Field Lab-3000 (MFL) Narcotics Identification System
MORRISVILLE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Corporation, a pioneer in chemical verification and identification
using Raman spectroscopy and computational sensor technology, today
announced enhancements to its narcotics
identification system, the Mobile Field Lab-3000 (MFL-3000).
The most cost-effective solution of its kind on the market, the MFL-3000
enables narcotic squads and drug task forces to quickly and easily
perform drug identification in the field without destroying evidence.
Simply place and cover the unknown material (solid, liquid or powder) on
the portable device and Centice's patented Raman Spectroscopy technology
rapidly scans it and creates a unique spectral fingerprint of the
This "unique chemical fingerprint" is then compared to Centice's
embedded proprietary database of over 3,600 illegal narcotics, cutting
agents and controlled prescription drugs to ensure objective and
reliable identification. The Department of Justice and affiliated
agencies are familiar with Raman Spectroscopy and consider it a valid
science for confirmatory evidence analysis when used in conjunction with
a chemical color test.
The Department of Justice and affiliated agencies are familiar with
Raman spectroscopy and consider it a valid science for confirmatoy
evidence analysis. The Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of
Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) lists Raman spectroscopy as a Category A
analytical technique for the analysis of drug samples.
"These enhancements are part of our ongoing MFL-3000 product strategy.
Centice is dedicated to providing law enforcement with a scientific
tool, using an SWGDRUG Category A science, they can leverage at the
scene to immediately identify confiscated substances," stated Centice
CEO and President, Dr. Prasant Potuluri.
New enhancements to the Mobile Field Lab-3000 include:
Automatic Updates: Law enforcement professionals can quickly
and easily install MFL-3000 updates via any Internet connection.
Centice rolls out updates every six to eight weeks and is constantly
adding new illicit substances to the database.
Spectra Matching Improvement: Improved matching algorithms
strengthen the accuracy and sensitivity of the measurements used in
matching sample spectra data to database spectra. This results in
greater matches, greater insurance against creating "false positives"
and effectively lowers the Limit of Detection (LOD) of the
spectrometer. Software updates also improve the spectrometer's
performance in a wider temperature range improving the machine's
Ruggedness Improvements: The MFL-3000, which is housed in an
industrial strength, waterproof, Pelican® case with insulated foam,
can now withstand 15 G's of force for over a minute. Centice engineers
demonstrated this in a recent video, which shows the device being
shaken at 15 G's while mounted on a three-axis accelerometer. To view
the 15 G shake test video, visit http://ow.ly/htvQV.
To schedule a demo or hear from law enforcement professionals using
MFL-3000, visit: http://ow.ly/htwcz.
Corporation is a leader in delivering unique technology and systems
for identification and verification of chemical substances. With
substantial capability in our MFL-3000 product which focuses on chemical
identification of narcotics, cutting agents and controlled prescription
drugs (CPD), the company brings new capabilities to field narcotic
officers and drug interdiction agents. Operating worldwide through a
network of distributors and support organizations the company sells to
governments, non-governmental agencies (NGO) and local law enforcement
departments. By leveraging an expertise in applied Raman Spectroscopy
and patented Coded Aperture design our engineers deliver on faster
acquisition times, greater sensor reliability and more sensitive spectra
data acquisition. The company is headquartered in Morrisville, NC and
founded in 2004 from technology created at Duke University.
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