Customers, including the Minnesota Department of Corrections, use the MX908 handheld device to protect correctional officers and inmates from drug exposure and prevent overdoses
908 Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: MASS), a pioneer in portable and desktop mass measurement devices specifically designed for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today shared details about the positive impact of the measurement device mass portable MX908 on clients of correctional facilities across the United States by detecting illegal drugs through incoming mail. The MX908 is used to detect and identify illicit drugs, thereby protecting correctional officers, inmates and other bystanders. The sensitivity and specificity of the device guarantee the detection of minute quantities of drugs and the considerable reduction of false alarms.
Drug overdose deaths in state prisons have increased more than 600% in the past 20 years. Drugs are mailed in a variety of methods, including infused into paper for consumption or in powder form, which can be inhaled or inadvertently touched by correctional officers and inmates. With the MX908, officers can quickly pick letters and packages to collect samples and identify hundreds of compounds in seconds. The name of the detected drug is immediately displayed on the screen, prompting prompt remediation efforts for substances commonly found in inmate mail, including synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones and synthetic opioids. MX908 technology is already an essential part of operations in prisons in Warren County, KY, as well as correctional departments in Colorado, Indiana and Minnesota.
“The MX908 has been a critical tool in combating the smuggling of narcotics into Minnesota state prisons,” said Jeff Dansky, Deputy Director of Investigations for the Minnesota Department of Corrections Office of Special Investigations (OSI). (Minnesota DOC). “The MX908 allows us to quickly identify suspected narcotics hidden in the mail in liquid or powder form. Previously, we relied on manual inspection and lacked the ability to test to identify this dangerous contraband, which greatly affects prison safety and security. With the MX908, we are able to proactively identify and combat the introduction of contraband through the mail and other sources while ensuring the safety of inmates, our staff and the public.
Trusted by emergency responders, law enforcement officials and border security agents, the MX908 is an essential tool for detecting illicit materials in multiple forms, including solids, liquids, vapors and aerosols. Benefits of the MX908 handheld device include its ability to identify trace substances, ease of use and portability, enabling chemical identification at the point of need.
“In high-risk scenarios, you can’t play a guessing game, so we’re constantly striving to make information more readily available and deliver actionable intelligence in real time,” said John Kenneweg, Vice President of Government, 908 Devices. “This significant application of MX908 in correctional facilities is essential for both officer and inmate safety, and we look forward to continuing to partner with prisons and correctional services to reduce the risk of drug exposure.” .”
To learn more about the MX908 for Narcotics Detection and 908 devices, please visit: https://908devices.com/applications/narcotics-detection/
About 908 devices
908 Devices democratizes mass spectrometry in the laboratory with its simple portable and desktop devices for applications essential to life. The company’s devices are used to the point where they are needed to interrogate unknown and unseen materials and provide fast, actionable answers to directly solve some of the most critical problems in life science research, bioprocessing, pharmacy/biopharma, forensics and adjacent markets. The company is headquartered in the heart of Boston, where it designs and manufactures innovative products that combine the power of mass spectrometry, microfluidic separations, software automation and machine learning.
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