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Thermo Fisher unveils new handheld RIIDEye X radiation isotope instrument

Thermo Fisher is showcasing its new handheld RIIDEye X radiation isotope instrument this week at the CBRNe Convergence Congress and Exhibition from October 29-31, 2013.

Thermo Fisher is showcasing its new handheld RIIDEye X radiation isotope instrument this week at the CBRNe Convergence Congress and Exhibition from October 29-31, 2013.

The Thermo Scientific isotope identifier enables first responders such as police, firefighters, border-protection officers, and military personnel, to detect and identify radiation in the environment and gain feedback on radiation location, type, and quantity.

The versatile handheld gamma and neutron radiation isotope identifier is engineered for use in severe environmental conditions, the company says. The device can identify gamma and neutron radiation sources within cargo, food, solids, liquids, and semi-solids, or persons. With a reinforced dust proof and water resistant casing, the compact, lightweight RIIDEye X is engineered for use in nearly any environment and can withstand drops from up to one meter.

“The RIIDEye X was designed to provide the fastest, most accurate radiation detection in the most challenging conditions our customers encounter,” said Thermo Fisher Scientific product line manager for spectroscopy, Scott Masiella, speaking in an October 29, 2013 statement to media.

“In addition, RIIDEye X was engineered for use by personnel with little experience in radiation measurement, giving a wide range of first responders a new tool needed to quickly detect radiation in the field,” added Masiella.

Since its first release in 2012, the RIIDEye instrument has been redesigned to significantly improve the detection and identification of harmful radiation in severe conditions. The new RIIDEye X now uses CLYC technology for neutron detection, and new algorithms for improving speed and accuracy. In addition, RIIDEye X’s improved interface makes complicated spectroscopic readings easy to understand.

Key innovations of the RIIDEye X include:

  • Patented Quadratic Compression Conversion (QCC) algorithm enables real-time data delivery for identification and measurement
  • Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) Assist enhances SNM detection by auto-calculating scan times to enable confident results
  • CLYC Neutron detector uses no He3 and is located in the handle to enhance performance detection
  • Independently tested to be compliant to ANSI N42.34 – 2006 RIID performance standards by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Continuous gain stabilization with natural 40K engineered to facilitate accurate results in changing environments

For additional information on the Thermo Scientific RIIDEye X, please click here.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com. 

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