About Ahura Scientific, Inc. (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Ahura Scientific's FirstDefender® Raman system enables first responders to quickly identify unknown solid and liquid chemicals directly in the field. This includes explosives, narcotics, chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, white powders and more. TruDefender FT is a handheld FTIR system designed to identify unknown chemicals directly in the hotzone. Built specifically for hazmat responders, TruDefender FT complements FirstDefender to maximize in-the-field coverage of a broad range of unknown materials and mixtures. Weighing less than 3 pounds (1.4 kg), TruDefender FT is ergonomically designed for easy use in Level A gear, yet rugged enough to withstand the rigors of field use and is fully submersible in decontamination solution. TruDefender FT provides the results and knowledge to safely respond to hazmat incidents, all within the palm of your hand.