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Rigaku ResQ


Progeny™ ResQ™ 1064nm
handheld Raman analyser provides emergency responders, law enforcement agencies and the military with the industry’s most advanced yet easy-to-use CBRNE detection system.
At-scene devices providing hazardous materials identification, chemical detection, and narcotics identification are essential to ensuring public safety. With Progeny ResQ’s unique 1064nm laser source and 4C technology, users can now expand their at-scene investigation to include analysis of colored materials or substances found in packaging and overall threat identification. The 1064nm advantage minimizes sample induced interference issues known to generate lengthy estimated analysis times or worse, “No Match” results deemed unacceptable for at-scene chemical identification.
Progeny ResQ handheld Raman enables users to detect, identify and respond to sophisticated threats with confidence, at the touch of a button:

  • Detect Explosive Threat
    quickly and accurately while wearing M3-type protective suits in harsh environments
  • Identify a Wide Range
    of narcotics and illegal drugs removing any uncertainty over results
  • Respond to Suspicious
    hazardous materials that pose a toxic risk to public safety



Individual substances identified at-scene often only provide evidence as to what has occurred but fail to indicate specific criminal intent without further investigative efforts. New 4C™ technology in Progeny ResQ handheld Raman provides incident threat level warning for multiple hazards detected in combination for a user-defined period of time. Users can now expand response by:

  • Monitoring scans for combined threat
  • Receiving onscreen threat alert when indicated
  • Obtaining specific threat name

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Safety and security analysis results are provided within seconds and are clearly communicated as Threat/No Threat, meaning that there is no uncertainty unlike with some other portable Raman analyzers. Display tags also indicate the severity of the risk posed by the substance as well as the NFPA rating.

Chemical Identification QuickDetect Software Progeny ResQ Rigaku Analytical Devices 


Offering capabilities that expand your reach beyond the typical handheld chemical identification capacity, users are prepared to face current threats and are a step ahead of emerging threats:

  • Rapid on-board identification of mixtures
  • Document evidence with on-board 5MP camera
  • Transfer data seamlessly and securely
  • Customizable and portable library

Narcotics Identification Progeny ResQ Rigaku Analytical Devices


Progeny ResQ handheld Raman is purposefully designed to meet the needs of those who encounter stressful, unpredictable and harsh environments. Features include a smart-phone inspired user interface, with analysis initiation via the touchscreen display or large military spec’d large button navigation. The sleek design delivers truly one-handed operation. Easily decontaminated, MIL-STD 810G & IP-68 certified rugged.

Handheld Raman Analyzer Progeny ResQ Amber Glass Bottle Rigaku Analytical Devices


Progeny ResQ accessory items further expand analysis capabilities allowing you to identify suspicious substances of varying sizes and shapes.






There are many handheld Raman devices that claim to have the ability to identify unknown or suspected hazardous materials. Can they quickly and accurately perform hazardous materials identification AND monitor the incident as a whole to determine if the combination of materials may actually be a recipe for the preparation of a larger and more dangerous threat?
When you respond to a call and walk into a shed full of unlabeled old containers, would you rather have a hazardous materials identification device that warns your team that the combination of substances found are actually the recipe for an explosive or illicit narcotic? Do you require a device that contains the most up-to-date hazardous materials detection database with the largest number of household chemicals and pesticides that delivers rapid results through packaging so you don’t have to open the bottle? OR, do you trust the device that was purchased by someone who has never walked into a clandestine lab and the device has a history of unacceptably long estimated analysis times or worse, “No Match” results?
First responders and HAZMAT professionals are responsible for the rapid detection and accurate identification of any suspicious substance found anywhere. From toxic household and industrial chemicals, potential explosives and drugs, it is essential that those responsible for public safety have access to hazardous materials detection equipment that can quickly determine the threat severity of these hazardous materials and wage an appropriate response.

Made in the USA.
US Department of Homeland Security Authorized Equipment List #07ED-01-LASR & #07CD-01-DPRS.
NATO National Stock Number 6665-01-6529990.


Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman, reduces issues of sample fluorescence interference and is not affected by moisture content, allowing analysis to be carried out on a wider range of substances including colored materials and through packaging like clear and colored glass and translucent plastic bottles fast and easy. Plus, the new onboard 4C technology alerts the user when a combination of potential illicit of hazardous threats is indicated.
Need help finding out if a threat is being manufactured and the actual name of the threat? Don’t have time to wait for devices that deliver unacceptable estimated analysis times or “No Match” results? Tired of swapping instruments at-scene to try and obtain an answer but still coming-up short? Don’t want to deal with messy sample prep and attempts to get some of the substance on a tiny window while wearing a PPE suit? Not looking forward to trying to decontaminate the device that failed to provide an answer?
Plus, this device’s cost, availability, and standard features (that others charge for) will really help stretch the budget so you can afford boots and suits too.





Rapid and accurate chemical identification is critical as emerging chemical and explosive threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The internet now provides easier access to materials and recipes used for manufacturing threats which is the leading cause of the evolved nature of threats. In addition, history has proven that criminals have discovered ways to evade detection devices to avoid getting caught. Now more than ever, incident response and mitigation teams risk their lives when facing suspicious packages and vehicles that may present an explosive threat.
It is therefore critical that all responders are equipped with the most current and advanced handheld chemical identification devices that enable rapid detection of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), improvised explosive devices (IED), home-made explosives (HME) and other credible threats on-scene in order to make life saving decisions and catch criminals without delays or uncertainty. Having a single device that simultaneously monitors at-scene chemical identification scans and alerts the user of a potential recipe for creating a more advanced threat truly expands incident response capabilities.
Made in the USA.
US Department of Homeland Security Authorized Equipment List #07ED-01-LASR & #07CD-01-DPRS.
NATO National Stock Number 6665-01-6529990


Handheld Raman and FTIR are popular techniques for handheld chemical threat identification. However, sample related issues like moisture or fluorescence interference can inhibit detection of impure or “Dirty” substances typically found in emerging threats. Because handheld Raman and FTIR are known detection technologies, criminals have found ways to “defeat the device.”

That was before Progeny ResQ handheld Raman with 4C Technology.

Progeny ResQ 4C combines two essential threat mitigation capabilities, rapid positive chemical identification at the touch of a button and alerting of emerging threats throughout the duration of the incident, providing trustworthy and reliable results that enable teams to make informed decisions with confidence.

  • Largest standard library including CWA, explosives and TICs/TIMs
  • MIL-STD-810G certified rugged for unpredictable harsh environments
  • Suitable for use while wearing M3-type protective suits
  • Simple navigation and single-handed use

Chemical Threat Detection Handheld Raman Rigaku Analytical1

Hazardous Material Detection Handheld Raman Rigaku Analytical1



The success of the worldwide fight against the illegal sale or use of controlled substances and narcotics is reliant on the ability of law enforcement and border protection professionals to perform rapid narcotics identification that provides actionable results. When criminal investigations are at stake there is no margin for error with the subjective results that some field testing kits provide for narcotics identification.
Designer drugs are entering the market at an alarming rate and are often difficult to detect using traditional methods. With the increasing circulation of methamphetamines, cocaine, MDMA (molly, ecstasy) and heroin accurate party drug identification is critical to preventing an increasingly negative impact on public health and safety around the globe.
Made in the USA.
US Department of Homeland Security Authorized Equipment List #07ED-01-LASR & #07CD-01-DPRS.
NATO National Stock Number 6665-01-6529990.


With increasing reports of clandestine laboratories, evidence tampering and the wide-spread ramifications effecting criminal prosecution, law enforcement is under intensifying pressure and scrutiny to protect evidence chain of custody. Not only does Progeny ResQ handheld Raman perform rapid narcotics identification including street drugs and other substances that other devices cannot, the onboard camera enhances evidence documentation that is stored with the analysis result. As an added bonus, the onboard 4C technology reduces reliance on resources during clandestine lab investigations by calculating the at-scene substance scans to indicate the potential preparation of a specific illicit drug.

***Important Note: Because Progeny ResQ contains an onboard library of over 12,000 substances, your team is better equipped to accurately identify a variety of substances. Devices providing limited and/or narcotics only libraries can fail to communicate other threats encountered in the field like an explosive white powder which could result in a potentially more dangerous situation.

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