The Boston-based chemical and biochemical analytics company 908 Devices has announced the launch of MX908 Beacon, a unique remote area monitoring system that can detect and identify aerosolized and vapor threats.
A press release published by 908 Devices on July 31, 2023, says that MX908 Beacon “quickly identifies harmful levels of chemical warfare and pharmaceutical-based agents, empowering swift response and remediation”. Furthermore, Beacon’s area monitoring capabilities enable remote and continuous operation with more than eight hours of battery life and 16 hours of standby time.
More specifically, Beacon monitors the air for the most toxic substances, including fentanyl and Novichok nerve agents. 908 Devices writes that it can also be used for CBRNE operations and decontamination line monitoring, as a turnkey vehicle mounted system, and for clandestine lab dismantling operations.
John Kenneweg, the Vice President of Government at 908 Devices, said that “following the groundbreaking launch of the MX908 with Aero, our customers expressed a need for more remote and continuous monitoring of aerosolized threats for a variety of applications – from hazmat area monitoring to large event protection to VIP security.”
“With the MX908 Beacon, we’re addressing those needs and ensuring public safety by empowering first responders with knowledge of their environment so they can take swift and appropriate action,” he added.
The MX908 Beacon is currently available for new and existing customers worldwide. The full original press release can be read on the 908 Devices website, here.
About 908 Devices: 908 Devices is revolutionizing chemical and biochemical analysis with its simple handheld and desktop devices, addressing critical-to-life applications. The Company’s devices are used at the point-of-need to interrogate unknown and invisible materials and provide quick, actionable answers to directly address some of the most critical problems in life sciences research, bioprocessing, pharma/biopharma, forensics and adjacent markets. The Company is headquartered in the heart of Boston, where it designs and manufactures innovative products that bring together the power of mass spectrometry, microfluidic sampling and separations, software automation, and machine learning.