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  • Eliminates fluorescence interference
  • On-board camera
  • Automatic precursor warning
  • Non-visible sample detection
  • Optional QuickDetect mode

New 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer for explosives & narcotics detection

Fast chemical identification in a new tactical design

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Rigaku ResQ CQL offers first responders, border protection, and law enforcement an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an improved tactical form factor, thereby improving functionality particularly in high stress environments. By combining the 1064 nm Raman advantage with improved ergonomics and sample presentation, ResQ CQL makes it even easier to perform chemical analysis of powders, liquids, gels, mixtures and more.

The 1064 nm Raman Advantage

The Progeny ResQ CQL is an improved chemical detection system that uses Raman spectroscopy to identify unknown compounds. The unique 1064 nm Raman advantage of the handheld Progeny ResQ CQL  provides users with the ability to identify colored substances or through colored packaging while eliminating fluorescence sample interference common to older generation handheld Raman analyzers.  Users can expect reliable results in less than a minute – every time!

Expansive Library

The ResQ CQL handheld Raman analyzer includes a standard library of over 13,000 Raman-active chemicals – including explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) precursors, hazardous chemicals, narcotics, cutting agents, pesticides, steroids and more – as well as the added capabilities to upgrade, transfer, and translate entries. The utilization of 1064 nm Raman excitation provides users with the ability to identify more with reduced fluorescence interference – common to older generation models, thus providing the most advanced explosives and narcotics analyzer available.

Available Accessories

For even more convenience, various accessories are available to fit most sampling needs. These will assist when analyzing various forms of a substance, as well as keep the user safe from a potentially hazardous material

  • Adjustable nose
  • Vial adaptor
  • Bottle adaptor
  • Tablet adaptor
  • Periscope adaptor

Industry Certifications/Compliance

The ResQ CQL handheld 1064 nm Raman analyzer goes beyond industry standards for traditional handheld Raman analysis. To ensure quality use in the field that is also an acceptable testing method, ResQ CQL has undergone several certifications, including:

  • MIL-STD 810-G rugged
  • SWGDRUG Category A for presumptive testing
  • SWGDRUG Category C for confirmatory testing (with QuickDetect)
  • FDA 21 CFR Part 11 traceable reports
  • IP-68 decontamination
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing facility
Unsurpassed Support

The ResQ CQL analyzer is supported by Rigaku’s global sales and support distribution team, offering 24//7 Reachback support, library updates and software upgrades for the life of the analyzer.

Product name ResQ CQL
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
QuickDetect Automated Colorimetrics: Optional
Battery Power: Included: Two rechargeable Li-Po
Compatible: disposable CR123A (six)
  • MIL-STD-810-G certified rugged/drop tested
  • IP-68 rated
Industry Regulation Compliance
  • SWGDRUG Category A technique for presumptive testing
  • SWGDRUG Category C technique for confirmatory testing (with addition of QuickDetect)
  • FDA21 CFR Part 11
Warranty: 24 months

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Options and Accessories

The following accessories are available for this product
CQL Periscope adapter

Periscope adapter allows the user to adjust the laser focus to reach different sample heights.  It attaches to the front of the unit and secured with a thumb screw.

Progeny Bottle Adapter

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

Progeny 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.

Progeny ResQ Universal Adapter

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


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Learn more about our products at these events

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analytica 2020 - Virtual conference Website
SEECAT Tokyo, Japan
PhysChem Forum Japan
Japanese Association Forensic Science Conference Japan
CBRNe Convergence 203 - Boston, MA Website
JASIS 2020 - Tokyo, Japan Website
ARABLAB 2020 - Dubai, UAE Website
Land Forces - Queensland, Australia Website

QuickDetect Mode

Detect residues or non-visible amounts to keep first responders safer

QuickdetectQuickDetect mode provides automated colorimetrics for trace or non-visible amounts to existing ResQ CQL handheld Raman analyzers. This new features removes the human-error and subjectivity of traditional color reagent kits to help keep first responders safer. By combining the industry’s most advanced 1064 nm handheld Raman analysis with QuickDetect, users can experience the first field-ready Raman tool to provide both bulk and trace analysis for hazardous chemicals, narcotics, explosives, and chemical warfare agents in seconds. QuickDetect is optional on ResQ CQL product lines and is compatible with MobileDetect pouches – ideal for trace amounts, residues or non-visible substances. The rapid response time, easy operation, ability to identify colored materials and through packaging, as well as the ability to now detect trace amounts, demonstrates how the ResQ CQL 1064 nm Raman analyzer is the instrument of choice for the safety & security industry.

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