Podcasts

A Brief History of Field Technology

The guys introduce themselves and give a brief history of how laboratory technology has evolved for field use since the early 2000’s.

Anthrax vs Fentanyl

Get some perspectives on how the “white powder” call has changed dramatically from the anthrax attacks of October 2001 to the synthetic opioid epidemic of more recent years.

Figures of Merit

On the nerdiest show so far, learn some of the scientific terms used to define the performance of analytical technologies and how they apply to the meters you use in the field.

What Category is Your Meter

Dave leads a discussion on the categories of technologies defined by SWGDRUG and how those categories can apply to using your meters together in the field.

Infrared Spectroscopy

In the first of a 3-part technology series, Mark leads a discussion on the basics of infrared spectroscopy and the enabling factors that made this powerful lab technique useful for emergency responders.

Raman Spectroscopy

In the second of a 3-part technology series, Dr. Christopher D. Brown joins the show to discuss field Raman meters, and you’ll learn some tips for measuring solid mixtures effectively and explosive materials safely.

Mass Spectrometry and IMS

In the final of a 3-part technology series, Dr. Chris Weber joins the gang as a member of F.A.S.T. to discuss mass spectrometry, GC-MS, and IMS, and the implications for field use by emergency responders.

Webinars

Expert Roundtable: Trends in Illicit Drug Identification

Learn from a panel of law enforcement experts as they discuss challenges in keeping pace with an evolving drug landscape, and how they use new technology to detect and identify drugs in the field.

The Modern Day Challenges of Law Enforcement in Drug Detection

Presented by Patrick Glynn, Detective Lieutenant, Drug Control Unit, Quincy Police Department

Fentanyl: A Paradigm Shift in Drug Death

Presented by Michael Gray, Chairman, Fentanyl Awareness Coalition

When Two Worlds Collide – The Nexus Between Drugs and Terrorism

Presented by Dr. Christina Baxter, CEO, Emergency Response TIPS

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Deployment of MX908

Presented by the Roy E. McKinney, Chief, Maine Drug Enforcement and Scott J. Pelletier, Commander, Maine Drug Enforcement

Detecting Solids, Liquids, Vapors … and Aerosols?

Case Studies on Field Identification of Controlled Substances

Current Trends in Counterfeit Pills

DEA Narcos – How We Took Down Pablo Escobar

Asset Forfeiture

Synthetic and Emerging Drug Trends

Aerosol Hazard Management 101

Emerging Chemical Threats: Novichoks, The Newcomers

Panel Discussion: The Emerging Threat Landscape

The Expanding Value of Technology in Investigations and Court

Recon to Decon: A Toolbox Approach to Hazmat Response

Novichoks in the News

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