As of June 2022, Wasatch Photonics is proud to be an accepted member of the CWMD Consortium (Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction), an organization focused on reducing, eliminating, countering, surviving, and mitigating the effects of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) threats. The CWMD Consortium supports companies developing new technologies related to countering weapons of mass destruction.
Raman spectroscopy has been used for years in the biomedical and national security & defense technologies that keep us safe, as it is a well-established technique for identifying potentially hazardous or illegal substances. It is used as a tool for identifying the latest opioid formulations, explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWAs), pesticides, and other hazardous chemicals to keep dangerous substances from crossing our borders, and to aid in homeland security.
Wasatch Photonics is pushing the boundaries of Raman instrumentation, knowing that improved size, cost, ruggedness, and performance will enable Raman to protect and improve the quality of life. We partner with groups developing innovative sampling, data analysis, and detection techniques to further advance the ways that Raman can be used to counter WMDs and other threats to the welfare and safety of people.
Our membership in CWMD illustrates our commitment and capability to support our government and industrial partners as a research contractor or sub-contractor. We see the future for Raman spectroscopy to serve the fundamental mission of the group – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction – and believe that our membership will help further the technology and practical application of Raman in this critical area.
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June 22, 2022