DSEI 2021: Bruker presents new RoadRunner and RAPIDplus

Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker’s high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nanoanalysis, and in industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics and proteomics research and clinical microbiology. Bruker is showcasing two new products this year at DSEI 2021.

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RoadRunner (Picture source Army Recognition)

The RoadRunner system is an explosives trace detector that offers the performance of ion mobility spectrometry in an easy-to-use handheld scanner.

The RoadRunner is the only handheld explosives trace detection (ETD) instrument to meet protocol set by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). Utilizing the patented, non-radioactive HEPITM-source, the unique design of the RoadRunner offers exceptional trace detection capabilities of explosives and narcotics to facilitate rapid scanning in a certified, fully compliant system. It incorporates the patented CHIRPTM modulation technology that provides for the first time the sensitivity of bench-top trace detectors in a handheld design whilst maintaining a low false alarm rate. RoadRunner features an intuitive ‘traffic light’ user interface and automatic calibration to minimize the total cost of training, maintenance and operation.

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RAPIDplus mod4 (Picture source Army Recognition)

In November 2020, Bruker announced the launch of the novel RAPIDplus (mod 4) Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) based stand-off detector for Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) that is especially designed for use for maritime environments and on-board ships.

RAPIDplus (mod 4) answers the need for detecting chemical threats in maritime environments and allows automated, 24/7 monitoring of chemical hazards at distances up to 5 km. It is specifically designed for maritime, coastal, and shipboard environments with improved maintainability in harsh environmental conditions which makes this instrument unique.