908 devices launch pesticide detection capability to thwart growing illicit marijuana operations
Boston–(business wire,908 Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: MASS), a leader in purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced the availability of a downloadable Target Pack for . MX908® To enable the identification of toxic insecticides. developed in conjunction with United States Forest Service (USFS)An agency of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), this enhanced pesticide detection capability provides respondents with critical intelligence about toxic pesticides so that they can take swift and appropriate action.
The MX908 is a handheld mass spectrometry device that detects in seconds trace amounts of hundreds of compounds, including drugs, explosives and now eight dangerous pesticides. It is used by law enforcement, first responders, health and safety, and other government organizations around the world. With the newly released Pesticide Pack software installed, the MX908 quickly and accurately identifies pesticides with minimal sampling, displaying the exact name clearly on the screen.
Field detection and identification are required in many applications due to the toxicity of insecticides. This expanded MX908 capability is the first to be used to identify most of the toxic chemicals used in growing illegal marijuana operations on federal lands, which pose a myriad of threats to the environment, water sources, wildlife and people. . Pesticides such as carbofuran, methamidophos and malathion are extremely dangerous and can pass through the food chain and remain in the soil for months. Many can be absorbed directly through the skin.
“Illegal marijuana is responsible for environmental destruction and wildfire destruction, but the scale of these threats is impossible to know with the naked eye,” said John Kenneweg, 908 Devices’ vice president of government. “That’s why testing in the field is important. The information provides officers and support personnel with actionable intelligence almost immediately, enabling them to begin treatment immediately versus collecting samples, trekking out of the woods, sending the sample to the laboratory and then taking days or weeks to figure it out. Waiting until they figure out what kind of toxic chemicals they are. dealing with.”
Despite marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes being legal in 39 states, the growing operation of illegal marijuana on public lands continues to have a devastating effect. Pesticides and fertilizers cause irreparable damage to the environment, with these operations often accompanied by armed guards who guard their activity and dump large amounts of garbage on the ground. from only one site, USFS removes 11,000 pounds of garbage, 1,200 pounds of fertilizer and many toxic chemicals, Beyond the destruction of lush, natural habitats, these illegal marijuana are a growing public health threat.
“In collaboration with the US Forest Service, we are ensuring the safety of their field officials, scientists and sweepers,” Kenneweg continued. “We are grateful for their partnership in developing the expanded pesticide detection capability for the MX908.”
Pesticide Pack is now available to download. MX908 operators who require this capability should contact their 908 device representative or [email protected] For additional information. Customers can use the MX908 Remote App for Android either iOS To display pesticide analysis results directly on your mobile devices.
To learn more about the MX908 and 908 devices, please visit: 908devices.com,
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908 Devices is democratizing laboratory mass spectrometry with its simple handheld and desktop instruments, addressing critical-to-life applications. The company’s equipment is used to interrogate unknown and invisible materials and provide quick, actionable answers to directly address some of the most pressing problems in the 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 separation, software automation, and machine learning.
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