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Progeny ResQ


  • Identifies colored substances in seconds without fluorescence
  • Large, comprehensive library
  • Creates tamper-proof results
  • Intuitive software with touchscreen or button navigation

The original 1064 nm handheld Raman for chemical threat analysis

Rapid chemical identification of unknown substances

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The Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer provides emergency responders, law enforcement agencies and the military with the industry’s most comprehensive tool for chemical threat 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
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The Original 1064 nm Chemical Threat Analyzer

The handheld Progeny ResQ is the original Raman analyzer used to identify unknown compounds utilizing 1064nm laser excitation. Differentiated from traditional handheld and portable Raman systemsThe 1064 nm 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.

Comprehensive Library

The Progeny ResQ handheld Raman analyzer delivers the most comprehensive substance identification tool to first responders and hazmat professionals. Containing a library of close to 13,000 compounds – including common household chemicals, TICs/TIMs, explosives, narcotics, pesticides, steroids – Progeny ResQ has the ability to measure colored materials through packaging, reducing sample fluorescence interference issues.

Threat recipe alerts with 4C Technology

The Progeny ResQ handheld Raman analyzer has the unique 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 threat analyzer 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, the Progeny ResQ handheld Raman chemical threat analyzer has an embedded 5 mp camera for sample or environment image capture that can be attached to an analysis report.

Product name Progeny ResQ
Technique: Handheld Raman with 1064 nm excitation wavelength
User interface: Touchscreen
Large, softkey buttons
Basic Standard Library: ~13,000 compounds including CWA, explosives, TIC/TIM, narcotics
Connectivity: USB, WiFi
On-board digital camera: Included
4C Technology: Included
Battery Power: Two Li-ion rechargeable batteries
  • MIL-STD-810-G certified rugged/drop tested
  • IP-68 rated
Industry Regulation Compliance
  • SWGDRUG Category A technique for presumptive testing
  • FDA21 CFR Part 11
Warranty: 24 months

Options and Accessories

The following accessories are available for this product
ResQ Vial Holder

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 Holster

Holster provides hands-free transport of the analyzer.

ResQ Protective Boot

Protective boot provides a safeguard cover (not required)

Progeny ResQ Universal Adapter

Universal adaptor can secure various sample types for easier analysis.  It snaps onto the nosecone. 

ResQ Docking Station

Docking station expands data transfer portability with the ability to transfer custom libraries to multiple units, as well as provide a battery charge.

ResQ Bottle Adapter

Bottle adapter forms to bottles of different sizes and shapes. It snaps onto the nosecone.


The following applications are relevant to this product

Learn more about our products at these events

Booth number Date Location Event website
Midwest Hazmat Conference - Northbrook, IL Website
New England Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association Conference - Newport, RI Website
CANSEC 2020 - Ottawa, ON Canada Website
ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference - Online event Website
IAFC Hazmat 2020 415 - Baltimore, MD Website
Japanese Association Forensic Toxicology Conference - Japan
Food & Pharma Tech Exhibition - Taipei, Taiwan Website
CBRN 2020 12P - Fort Leonard Wood, MO Website
National Homeland Security Expo - Chicago, IL Website
FL Narcotic Officers Assocation Conference - Lake Buena Vista, FL Website
BioTaiwan - Taiwan Website
NGAUS 2020 - Boston, MA Website
Land Forces - Queensland, Australia Website
ARABLAB 2020 No. 1228, Hall S3 - Dubai, UAE Website
VA Hazmat Conference - Norfolk, VA Website
Sanofi Analytical Symposium 2020 Framingham, MA
Forensic Sciences Exhibition - Taiwan
Forum Labo 609 - Lyon, France Website
IACP 2020 2542 - New Orleans, LA Website
analytica 2020 431 - Munich, Germany Website
SEECAT Tokyo, Japan
PhysChem Forum Japan
Heliospir - Nantes, France
Japanese Association Forensic Science Conference Japan
CBRNe Convergence 203 - Boston, MA Website

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.

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