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St. Petersburg, FL – December 6, 2013
Field Forensics Introduces Small, Portable and Fast Thin Layer Chromatography Unit for Analysis of Drugs and Explosives Mixtures... Field Forensics announces the availability of microTLCTM, a portable, fast and easy to use solution for the separation and identification of drugs and explosive mixtures. In addition to achieving package miniaturization using only one thin layer chromatography (TLC) plate, the microTLC has other innovations including an integrated ultra-violet light source, digital video camera for plate analysis and record management, extended battery operation, together with easy menu-driven operations. TLC is an established laboratory procedure that identifies compounds belonging to the same general chemical class. Now the microTLC enables both laboratory and field analysis to be performed by first responders and forensics scientists.
The lightweight microTLC provides a streamlined sampling and testing protocol that allows rapid, reproducible, separation and identification of the real-world drugs and cutting agents, explosives and precursors, with extended use to a wide range of hazardous materials. The miniaturized kit employs the use of commercially available plates as the separation medium and a colorimetric identification scheme that provides confirmation of the identity of the analyte under analysis. Pre-spotted plates can be used with drugs and explosives standard materials. Total analysis times can be less than three minutes. Limits of detectability are typically at nanogram levels. Picogram levels are possible.
With the microTLC, the elution solvent can be changed to develop a different separation pattern. This provides a method to confirm the identity of a suspected drug or explosive without physically changing the type of TLC plate. This is important when there may be a non-drug or non-explosive material that has the same retention factor as one of the standard drug or explosive compounds.
To meet the fast growing law enforcement case work challenges created by the increasing availability of cocaine and heroin mixtures together with new classes of synthetic drugs, the microTLC provides rapid identification of compounds of seized drugs including isomers and analogs. The microTLC is a category B instrument for presumptive testing under the SWGDRUG guidelines.
The microTLC is available now and can be delivered within four weeks after receiving customer orders. Pricing for one unit is less than US$5,000.
October 27th-30th, 2013: Join FFI at the Southwestern AFS in Santa Fe, NM. http://www.swafs.us/
|October 20th-24th, 2013: Join FFI at the Southern AFS in Huntsville, AL. http://www.southernforensic.org/|
|September 30th thru October 4th, 2013: Join FFI at the Midwestern AFS in Dayton, OH for a discussion in portable, fluorescence free Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of adulterated cocaine samples. http://www.mafs.net/|
|September 25th-28th, 2013: Join FFI at the Northeastern AFS in Cromwell, CT. We will be discussing rapid screening of synthetic cannabinoids and plant material substrates using portable fluorescence-free Raman spectroscopy. http://www.neafs.org/|
|September 23rd-24th: Join FFI at the Florida Defense and Technology Showcase at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, FL. http://fdtshowcase.com/|
September 15th-21st, 2013: Join FFI at the Northwestern AFS in Vancouver, WA. We will be discussing rapid screening of new psychoactive substances using portable fluorescence-free Raman spectroscopy. http://www.nwafs.org/
|JUNE 10th -14th, 2013: Join Field Forensics at this year's IABTI International Conference in Dallas, TX.|
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,Field Forensics will be exhibiting at the Counter Terror Expo in London next week.Counter Terror Expo 2013 is the largest international event to mitigate threats, protect against terrorist attacks & understand current modern day risks, in a secure environment. We'll be on the Alford Technologies/ATOM Training Stand #H35. Stop by and meet Craig Johnson, FFI President and CEO.
Wednesday, March 7, 2013:
Please join Field Forensics and other vendors at the Mallory Marketing Summit in Portland at Mallory's Branch location, 2135 NW 21st Ave Portland, OR 97209.
Sales teams will be on hand to explain funding options and procurement vehicles available to first responders purchasing our equipment.
September 17, 2012
Field Forensics's newest product, TASKit™ (Threat-Agent Screening Kit) makes it possible to identify potential threat-agents, such as suspicious powders, in 45 seconds or less. The BioScreener™ Kit is rugged, reliable and simple to use. Finally, first responders have a quick and easy way to determine whether or not a suspicious powder is a likely bio-weapons agent or something they don't have to worry about.
September 11, 2012
Field Forensics (FFI) introduces its new line of Narcotics Detection Kits at the German Police Equipment Conference (GPEC) in Leipzig, Germany.......
The new DABIT™ Kits (Drugs of Abuse Identification Tests) are individual disposable presumptive tests designed for identification of narcotics in the field. Rugged, reliable and simple to use. Having already established itself as a world leader in colorimetric test kits for explosives and precursors, FFI is now poised to take the same leadership position in narcotics identification.
August 30, 2012
Field Forensics was nominated for TBTF's Technology Company of the Year Award. The Tampa Bay Technology Forum Industry Achievement Awards were created to honor the region’s best in business and technology.
FFI's model IDEX-002 IDEX™Identifier being used by the Afghan Border Police
for the detection of Ammonium Nitrate. Read full story.
For more information on the complete series of IDEX™Identifiers please CONTACT US.
January 13, 2012
MILIPOL PARIS 2011
The show is held under the aegis of the French Ministry of Interior (Homeland Security Department) and features a full range of Homeland Security products. Field Forensics, with its agent Codetel, will be exhibiting its line of ELITE Explosives Detection products and IDEX Series of Identifiers. Visit them at stand #2C-136.
The conference is designed to provide 36 hours of updated information on Terrorism and Organized Crime investigations along with supplying data on gangs and other criminal groups impacting society today.
P.O.S.T. Certification [No. 1194-28000] The five-day conference is P.O.S.T. certified and attendees can receive up to 32 hours of P.O.S.T. credit.
All California residents who fills out the Santa Ana College application will also receive college credits.
Deputy District Attorneys can receive MCLE hours for classes which are MCLE approved. This conference is co-sponsored by the Orange County D/A’s Office, which is approved by the CA State Bar as a MCLE provider.
• was specifically tasked by COMUSMCMGRU to assist Japanese Maritime Defense Force during Desert Dawn MCM operations. This tasking was a result of COMUSMCMGRU confidence in his professional and diplomatic abilities as well as experience in multi-national training and successfully developing modified neutralization process for mine types that had not been known to be in the Iraqi inventory.
• was specifically requested by Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Labs to provide specialized disablement/render safe training to U.S. Army Forces Command for Improvised Nuclear Devices and IED’s.
• was the developer of the NAVSCOLEOD Advanced Access & Disablement Division Disablement/Render Safe Curriculum. Course focused on innovative/emerging techniques and procedures for counter-IND & IED ops.
• established terrorist/hazardous device information exchange program between Department of State, United States Secret Service, DoD, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, ATF, FBI, and NAVSCOLEOD. His efforts significantly enhanced training and response actions of all agencies.
June 5-9, 2011 - Field Forensics is exhibiting at this year's AUGUS Conference. FFI's Kevin Cresswell will be on hand for product demonstrations and to answer any questions.
Field Forensics is pleased to announce that we are new representatives of Applied New Technologies AG (ANT AG). ANT AG develops and produces Water Abrasive Suspension (WAS) jet cutting units used both in air and underwater for such applications as the deactivation of munitions. For more information on ANT AG and this specialized technology, please visit their website at http://www.ant-ag.com
EXPO SECURITY MEXICO, April 12-14, 2011..... FFI's Jason Henry will be on hand with Defense Technologies at Stand # 135. (Directly across from the US Commercial Services Booth.)
The most important trade show in the security sector in Mexico. Topics ranged from technical to business to sales themes with seminars including the anatomy of a kidnapping and management of physical security information. For more information, go to the website at www.exposeguridadmexico.com
Marine South 2011 April 27, 2011 - 8:00am - April 28, 2011 - 3:00pm MCB, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Marine South is co-sponsored by and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. Marine South commands from Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point and Marine Corps Air Station, New River are among the attendees. Held since 1993, this annual exposition showcases the latest innovative displays, trailblazing computer simulations and state-of-the-art technology systems and equipment designed specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps. Field Forensics will be represented by Jason Henry and Kevin Cresswell at Booth #157. Further information on Marine South 2011 is available online at http://www.marinemilitaryexpos.com.
Field Forensics' Comprehensive Hook & Line training course; HAL-01 will take place at the
This annual event brings together leading defense contractors with those who depend on the equipment and information they provide. It is the perfect opportunity for product developers to meet with the 'real experts', those who rely on these products every day. Developers can now find out what works, what doesn't, and what can be done to make their products invaluable to the Marine Corps. Field Forensics will be at Booth #117 where the ELITE™explosives and identification kits and the IDEX™ series of explosives identifiers will be on display and for demonstration.
November 8, 2010 AM Eastern Time
|LARGO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Field Forensics Inc. (http://www.fieldforensics.com), developer of explosives|
|detection devices for military, homeland security, law enforcement and other commercial or government applications, has announced its FAST (Forensic Aroma Sensing Technology) products that can identify, memorize and analyze odors from explosives. “Security professionals know you can never stop looking for explosives and having only one level of screening is not enough,” says Craig Johnson, Field Forensics CEO. “The recent experience with shipments from Yemen illustrates the importance of having multiple systems in place that support anti-terrorism efforts. Our FAST system adds a dramatic improvement to the hardware used to detect explosives and reduces the reliance on tip-offs and lu... Read Full Release
Join Field Forensics November 12-14 at theCombined World (Region VII), Canadian Chapter, K9 TRAC and Exhibition International Symposium
ASIS 2010, in Dallas, TX October 12-15, is your best one-stop opportunity
to see, test, and compare everything you need to meet your security challenges in the coming year. From cutting-edge solutions to integrated tools designed to improve efficiency to top tier security services, ASIS 2010 has it all!
Field Forensics, Inc. will be there under the green and black tent at Booth #757. On display and for demonstration will be the ELITE™ Explosives Detection and Identification Kits and the IDEX™ Series Explosives Identifiers.
August 21-23, 2010 - ATTENTION NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS!
Field Forensics will be exhibiting at the 132nd General Conference of the NGAUS being held this year in Austin, TX. Look for us at Booth #2146, under the black and green tent, where we'll be exhibiting and demonstrating our E.L.I.T.E.Explosives Detection devices, Hook and Line gear and the all new Thunderbird Series IV EOD Suit.
July 12 - 16, 2010
Field Forensics, Inc. is one of the sponsors of the 2010 Bicoastal Counter Terrorism Summit being held in Ft. Lauderdale. The Summit features several global subject matter experts from US and British Intelligence Agencies and is designed to facilitate a collaborative data exchange through a workshop environment. On Wednesday the 14th, FFI's Kevin Cresswell will leading the workshop on Maritime Security and Border Awareness.Due to increased awareness of terrorist activities at land and air borders and the heightened security measures taken to prevent them, terrorists have taken aim at the largely un-policed waters around the globe as evidenced by the astounding rise in open water piracy. Likewise, port security has not kept pace with the heightened target hardening measures, as ports were designed lfor storage and easy access for materials to facillitate business. These targets represent a medium in which terrorists can inflict mass casualty while capitalizing on mass media coverage. This workshop will explore those methods in which terrorists and threats will operate. Asymmetric terrorist planning, design and delivery will be addressed as well as counter-measures for both water borne vessels and land based facilities and borders.
For complete details and guide to the Summit click here.
June 22nd - 24th 2010
Field Forensics attended the NDIA CBRNE Exhibition and Conference at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Following the successful launch of the new Thunderbird Series IV EOD Suit at the International Association of Bomb Technicians International Training Conference in Puerto Rico, FFI's Wayne Lomax and Jason Henry attended the CBRNE Exhibition had the opportunity to demonstrate the EOD Suit to the Commander of the US Army Chemical Corps, Brigadier General Smith, along with the next CBRN graduating class at the CBRN School. Once again, the Thunderbird EOD Suit received enthusiastic approval from members of the EOD and CBRN communities. Students and visitors were able to try the Thunderbird on and get a feeling for what it is like to wear an EOD Suit in high temperatures.
INTRODUCING THE THUNDERBIRD SERIES IV EOD SUIT - DESIGNED WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Field Forensics will be unveiling the THUNDERBIRD SERIES IV EOD SUIT at this year's IABTI ITC in Puerto Rico. Weight loss without compromise!! Up to 15% lighter than traditional bomb suits without any compromise in protection. Designed to meet the latest national standards, the THUNDERBIRD SERIES IV is for the EOD technician who wants the benefits of flexibility without compromise, comfort without compromise and protection without compromise. User removable plates and helmet features provide the advantage of a level of wearability rarely experienced in a bomb suit and the ability to move through tight quarters in a way not normally permitted when wearing an EOD suit. The THUNDERBIRD SERIES IV EOD SUIT is a suit built by EOD technicians for EOD technicians. Do Not Compromise!
BICOASTAL COUNTER TERRORISM SUMMIT: TODAY! June 9, 2010 - FFI's Kevin Cresswell is speaking at the BiCoastal Terrorism Conference in San Diego June 9th. Throughout the day he will discuss the nation's porous borders plus tactics , training and procedures of terrorist organizations.
A SIMPLE EXPLOSIVES DETECTION KIT THAT DETECTS DOZENS OF EXPLOSIVES, INCLUDING PETN, THE EXPLOSIVE REPORTED USED BY DETROIT BOMBER UMAR FAROUK ABDULMUTALLAB. FFI’s new product, the E.L.I.T.E. TM Model EL100 Explosives Detection Kit takes reliable explosives detection to the next level.
CEO Craig Johnson and Kevin Cresswell, have been invited to speak at the Australian Bomb Data Center (ABDC) International Conference at the Police HQ in Canberra, 18-20 Nov. The FFI roadshow will also be present allowing attendees to see first hand the range of goods and services offered by FFI.
FFI will be exhibiting at the 8th Annual Maritime Security EXPO at Long Beach, CA. 20-21 Oct. Drop by and see us at Booth 427. Craig Johnson and Kevin Cresswell will also be speaking on explosive threats to the industry.
FFI will be exhibiting at ASIS in Anaheim 21-24 Sep 2009. Please drop by and see us at Booth 1670;
Kevin Cresswell was a guest speaker at the 2009 International Terrorism and Organized Crime Conference from 24- 28 Aug.
The conference is designed to provide updated information on Terrorism and Organized Crime investigations along with supplying data on gangs and other criminal groups impacting society today.
Field Forensics (FFI) exhibited its range of products and services at FPED VII at the Stafford Regional Airfield, Stafford, Virginia. The primary goal of the FPED is to provide leaders and decision-makers from DOD, Federal departments and agencies, and selected state/local law enforcement and corrections agencies the opportunity to observe, and become familiar with, available COTS physical security/force protection equipment. The FPED brings together knowledgeable leaders from around the world and puts them in contact with manufacturers such as FFI who have equipment solutions for physical security/force protection needs. The most important function of FPED is to provide leaders the opportunity to view available equipment and future equipment possibilities.
Also this month, we were joined by Kevin Cresswell, who now runs our Los Angeles regional office. Kevin has over twenty six years global security, investigation and intelligence experience with UK law enforcement, the British Army and Intelligence services. He is a renowned authority on maritime counter terrorism and security for the film and television industry.
FFI signed a distribution agreement with Aigis Blast Protection, Ltd. (www.aigis.co.uk) of the United Kingdom through which FFI will represent Aigis in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The Aigis Blast Protection product include bomb containment vessels, blast resistant trash bins, ready-use munitions boxes, personnel anti-mine boots, vehicle blast armor, and building blast protection.
FFI exhibited at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, one of the largest defense exhibitions in the Middle East and in the world. FFI participated by exhibiting on the stand of FFI’s agent in the U.A.E., Al Hamra Trading Est. (www.alhamragroup.com).