Leader in portable mass spectrometry technology named a qualified contractor to support the advancement of national Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) defense systems and capabilities
908 Devices, a pioneer of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecule analysis, today announced it has been awarded a 10-year fielded contract through the United States Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) omnibus Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. 908 Devices is recognized for its patented and award-winning high-pressure mass spectrometry™ (HPMS) technology, which powers its line of handheld chemical detection and identification devices. This includes the flagship M908™ and MX908™, which launched in June of this year.
As a recipient of the $8.2 billion, multi-vendor contract, 908 Devices has been named a qualified contractor by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), whose mission it is to protect the Joint Force from weapons of mass destruction by generating affordable capabilities. Leveraging the power of HPMS, 908 Devices will now have the opportunity to compete for JE-RDAP task orders specific to future research, development, production, and fielding of CBRN defense systems.
“We are excited to be a qualified contractor and for the opportunities it provides,” said Dr. Kevin J. Knopp, President and CEO, 908 Devices. “We believe our handheld high-pressure mass spec platform can play a critical role in the modern response mission and look forward to working closely with the military to support and enhance its CBRN response needs.”
“This has been an exciting year for our safety and security team, and being a recipient of the JE-RDAP contract allows us to be an innovation partner with the government,” said John Kenneweg, Vice President, 908 Devices. “We will continue to explore and push the boundaries of our HPMS technology so as to be ready to support the evolving CBRN mission for years to come.”
To learn more about our HPMS technology, visit: 908devices.com/technology. To learn more about or purchase MX908, visit: 908devices.com/products/mx908 or email MX908@908devices.com. You can also follow us on Twitter at @908Devices and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/908-devices.
About High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry (HPMS)
At the heart of our systems are molecular traps a thousand times smaller than those in conventional mass spectrometers. These diminutive traps can operate much closer to atmospheric pressures and enable us to use dramatically smaller pumps, ionizers, detectors and electronics than existing laboratory or luggable mass spectrometers. This innovation has enabled 908 Devices to introduce mass spec in truly portable and handheld forms.
About 908 Devices’ Safety & Security Products
Since M908’s launch in 2014, the device has been deployed by defense organizations at all levels nation-wide, with at least one device currently fielded in every state. MX908 complements this success by bringing enhanced HPMS power to civilian, federal, and military responders. Designed for true trace-level detection and identification for a variety of CBRNE and HAZMAT response missions, MX908 provides increased sensitivity and an upgraded all hazards target list, which includes an ever-increasing number of chemical warfare agents (CWA), explosives and high-priority toxic industrial chemicals (TIC).
About 908 Devices
908 Devices is democratizing chemical analysis by way of mass spectrometry, offering point-of-need chemical analysis and biomolecule analysis devices ranging from rugged, handheld chemical detection tools to compact, tiny footprint analyzers and fast separation devices. These purpose-built and user-centric devices serve a range of industries, including safety & security, life sciences, cannabis, hydrocarbon processing, and other applied markets. 908 Devices is headquartered in the heart of Boston where they research, design and manufacture innovative products based on high-pressure mass spectrometryTM (HPMS) and microfluidic separation technology. For more information, visit http://908devices.com.