New generation in handheld chemical detection

Rapid chemical identification of unknown substances

Progeny ResQ

Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman provides emergency responders, law enforcement agencies and the military with the industry’s most comprehensive tool for chemical identification, CBRNe detection, and narcotics classification in a fast and simple handheld form.

Faced with increasingly sophisticated chemical threats and global drug trafficking, Progeny ResQ provides users with confidence to:

  • Detect explosive threats quickly and accurately in harsh environments
  • Identify a wide range of narcotics and illegal drugs
  • Respond to suspicious hazardous materials that risk public safety

Listen to The Hazmat Guys’ Podcast: The 1064nm Raman Advantage by Rigaku

Progeny ResQ is a cutting-edge chemical detection system. that uses Raman spectroscopy to identify unknown compounds. Differentiated from traditional handheld and portable Raman systems, Progeny ResQ utilizes unique 1064nm laser excitation. The 1064nm advantage overcomes sample-induced fluorescence interference, allowing operators to identify many real-world compounds (including those that are colored or found in colored packaging) that were previously “invisible” to older generation systems.

Threat recipe alerts with 4C Technology

Progeny ResQ now has the ability to monitor individually identified chemicals that could possibly be used in combinations as precursors to create an ever more hazardous situation – such as the making of explosives or illicit drugs – with 4C Technology. Often a first responder is required to know these vast recipes or have an immediate ability to verify with an off-site expert. This can cause unnecessary delays. Progeny ResQ can now foresee a potentially more dangerous threat and warn the user automatically.

Durable Versatility

The Progeny ResQ handheld chemical analyzer is the only handheld 1064nm-based Raman unit that has passed rigorous testing to the United States Military Standard 810-G and IP 68. Progeny ResQ can be operated using one hand with its touch-screen or controlled by the large, hard press buttons that can be felt through several layers of gloves. What’s more, Progeny ResQ handheld Raman chemical analyzer has an embedded 5mp camera for sample or environment image capture that can be attached to an analysis report.

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  • 1064nm advantage to measure more substances, including colored materials or through containers
  • Rugged, MIL-STD-810G tested tool to collect analysis in any environment
  • Large buttons and bright screen display for use in the field
  • Largest standard library for increased confidence
  • Automatic alerts of potentially dangerous combinations to expand incident response

Progeny ResQ specifications

Progeny ResQ is a cutting-edge chemical detection system that uses Raman spectroscopy to identify unknown compounds. First responders can now use handheld Raman spectrometers to bring analytical technology to the point of need, which minimizes the impact of real-world HAZMAT incidences, terrorist threats, and drug trafficking.

Mode of Operation
Handheld, with optional docking station
  Efficiently identify threats at the point of need
Includes measurement delay timer (up to 10 minutes) for additional safety

Excitation Wavelength  
1064 nm
  Measure a broader range of substances

Output Power  
up to 490 mW adjustable laser excitation power
  Allows for customization of analysis parameters to obtain most accurate analysis of your specific materials

Graphical User Interface  
Touchscreen and softkeys
  Smartphone-inspired with bright, touchscreen display or large button navigation for protective glove use

Digital Camera  
  Record sample evidence and store with analysis

Reporting Capabilities  
  Immediate PDF generation and transfer of results with camera images

Included Standard Library  
  Up to 13,000 compounds including CWA, explosives, TIC/TIM, narcotics

User-Created Library  
  Easily adaptable for new, emerging threats into custom library; export to share with other Progeny ResQ users worldwide

Threat Recipe Alerts with 4C™ Technology   
  Expands incident response by warning users of potential dangerous combinations

Data Transfer  
  Transfer results via WiFi or USB

Operating Temperature  
-20 to 50°C intermittent, +40°C continuous

MIL-810-G, IP-68

14.4 V Li-ion, 3100 mAH, > 5 hrs
  Long-lasting charge with options for a recharger or docking station for 24/7 operation

External Power  
100~240VAC, 50-60Hz, +18V DC, 2.5A

29.9 cm x 8.1 cm x 7.4 cm
(11.8 in x 3.2 in x 2.9 in)
  Allows for single-hand operation 

~1.6kg (3.5lbs)

24 months

Industry Regulation Compliance  
SWGDRUG Category A technique for presumptive testing
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

Progeny ResQ is not ITAR-restricted, though a U.S. Department of Commerce export license may be required for some countries.

White Papers

  • Comparison of FT-IR and Raman Spectroscopy: Identification of common chemicals in safety and security applications
    Correct and timely identification of chemicals and chemical compounds are required to ensure safety. In this work, a comparison of two proven techniques is performed on a set of chemicals considered “materials of interest” in safety and security applications.

Several accessories are available with Progeny ResQ handheld Raman to optimize your analysis of samples presented in varying sizes, shapes and forms.


Adjustable base adapter ships with each instrument. This user adjustable feature optimizes the laser focus to ensure analysis of substances within packaging. It easily attaches to the front of the unit and is secured with a thumb screw. ResQ accessory
Tablet/universal adaptor is included with all shipments and can be used to hold samples of varying sizes including pills, capillary tubes, vials and small plastic packets. The tablet holder easily snaps onto the adjustable base adapter. ResQ accessory


Docking station expands data transfer portability with the ability to transfer custom libraries to multiple units, as well as provide a battery charge. ResQ accessory
Bottle adapter forms to bottles of different sizes and shapes. It snaps onto the nosecone. ResQ accessory
Vial holder allows the user to adjust the sample position to optimize the laser focus for different sized vials. It attaches to the front of the unit and secured with a thumb screw. ResQ accessory
Holster provides hands-free transport of the analyzer. ResQ accessory
Protective boot provides a safeguard cover (not required) ResQ accessory
Location Date Booth
Security Show Tokyo, Japan Mar 5 2019 to Mar 8 2019
SOFIC 2019 Tampa, FL May 20 2019 to May 23 2019
Hazmat Conference 2019 Baltimore, MD Jun 13 2019 to Jun 16 2019
NGAUS 2019 Denver, CO Aug 30 2019 to Sep 2 2019

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