Emerging Drug Trends and Threats: Here’s What We Know

Staying ahead of dangerous drug trends and threats is crucial. To combat these drug trends and threats effectively, it is important to deploy technologies, such as MX908, which can swiftly identify drugs.

908 Devices Awarded 2023 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today (AST)

908 Devices was awarded the 2023 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today (AST) for its MX908 Beacon for Best CBRNe Detection solution.

Letters with Fentanyl Powder in US Mail

Protect yourself by reading these tips before attempting to open suspiciously marked envelopes or packages that may contain white powders.

Area Monitoring Overview 

Area monitoring is one of the most important components of ensuring individual and community safety. Read this brief area monitoring overview to learn more.

Grim Realities: Why Illegally Grown Marijuana Is Wreaking Havoc on Our Environment 

As of April 2023, 22 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use while 37 states (and DC) have legalized it for “medical” purposes. As more states consider legalizing, and other states attempt to regulate a drug that remains illegal under federal law, the black market continues to thrive.

Understanding Public Perception of Xylazine and Synthetic Opioids 

In an attempt to better analyze the public perception of xylazine and synthetic opioids, we surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers to gauge how informed they are. What we learned is this is not a traditional addiction issue. Read more.

MX908 and the Identification of Fentanyl/Xylazine Mixtures

The MX908 provides coverage of low concentration mixtures of powerful synthetics such as xylazine and 2000+ fentanyl analogs in cutting agents or other, more common, drugs to provide investigators with an important tool to meets today’s counter-drug challenges.

Announcing the 3.4 Software Update New Target Release

SW v3.4 will include three new drug targets and one new explosives target.

Announcing the 3.3 Software Update New Target Release

We just released 3 new targets including a fentanyl analog, cannabinoid and precursor.

New Target Update: Preparing for the Next in Synthetic Opioid Trends, Nitazenes  

We just released another nitazene drug target to empower detection of illicit drugs that contain these toxic substances. MX908 now detects four nitazenes.

One Pill Can Kill: Current and Emerging Drug Threats

One Pill Can Kill: MX908 and Counterfeit Pills

The DEA has issued a public safety alert warning against a sharp increase in counterfeit pill overdoses in the US. The MX908 excels at identifying such pills.

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