Science with a Twist

Detecting and Protecting: Technology to Help Determine if a Threat is Real

Episode Summary

For first responders at the local, state and federal level, coming into contact with unknown substances in the field can be a life-threatening situation. From opioid and bomb detection to identifying toxic chemicals in the environment, all pose physical and health hazards. Hear from Thermo Fisher field instrumentation experts Bill Kotowski and Erica Hirsch to learn more about the critical process of identifying harmful substances and how emerging technology, including a handheld narcotics analysis device, is helping protect first responders, and the public, from dangerous situations.