Project Description


Raman Spectroscopy for Analysis of Suspect Materials with a New Tactical Design and Improved Sensitivity.

Now, a Progeny™ ResQ™ with the combination of Raman spectroscopy and colorimetrics has arrived: The ResQ™ CQL. The new tactical rugged design offers an optimized functionality for measurements under stressful and difficult conditions. Additionally to the 1064 nm advantage the ResQ™ CQL contains a QuickDetect mode which provides automated colorimetrics for trace or non-visible sample amounts.

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Fast, reliable lab-quality results in a new tactical design

The ResQ™ CQL provides first responders, border patrol and law enforcement with an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an enhanced tactical design, improving functionality especially in high-stress environments. By combining the 1064nm Raman advantage with improved ergonomics and sample presentation, the ResQ™ CQL makes it even easier to perform chemical analyses of powders, liquids, gels, mixtures and more. Some of the outstanding features of the ResQ™ CQL at a glance:

  • Even easier operation due to new design, also when wearing M3 type protective clothing
  • Rugged design, waterproof (IP68) and certified to MIL-STD 810G
  • Analyzes traces and non-visible samples thanks to QuickDetect
  • Avoids fluorescence of the sample – also measures colored substances

With ResQ™ CQL emergency services can react quickly and safely on site to incidents and thus maintain public safety. The device starts up in only 40 seconds, so that the first result can be obtained in less than a minute. Among other things it offers:

  • Clearly presented results within seconds
  • A continuously growing and user-expandable database with more than 12500 substances
  • The possibility to measure through many types of containers – so no direct contact with the sample is necessary.
  • Battery replacement during operation
001_ResQ CQL with Explosives QuickDetect Result
005_ResQ CQL-Vial holder-open
004_ResQCQL_Scion with Carfentanil screen shot
ResQCQL006 (Mittel)
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The QuickDetect™ Software

The QuickDetect™ software offers a mode for automatic colorimetry of trace amounts or non-visible samples for ResQ™ CQL spectrometers. This new feature avoids the subjectivity of conventional color reagent kits to increase the safety of first responders. By combining the industry’s most advanced portable 1064 nm Raman analysis with QuickDetect™, users can take advantage of the first field ready Raman analyzer that enables both bulk and trace analysis of hazardous chemicals, narcotics, explosives and chemical warfare agents in seconds. The following features of the optionally available software render the ResQ™ CQL the instrument of choice for the security industry:

  • Identify bulk and trace quantities
  • Measure non-visible substances
  • No subjective influences on the colorimetric measurement
  • Compatible with MobileDetect™ pouches

4C™ Technology – Detecting Criminal Intent & Threats

Individual substances from which drugs or explosives can be produced are not always easily recognized, so that possible criminal intentions or even immediate threats are recognized too late or not at all. The 4C™ mode makes this problem a thing of the past. After switching to 4C™ mode, the recorded results are combined by an algorithm over a defined period of time. If illegal substances can be produced from the measured samples, the device displays the potential illegal substance and sends out an alarm so that the user can react accordingly.

Integrated Digital Camera & Barcode Scanner

The integrated camera allows the recording of images of the measured sample as well as the reading of QR and barcodes for fast and reliable documentation.

Comprehensive Certifications & Conformity

The ResQ™ CQL goes beyond the industry standards for traditional portable Raman analysis. To ensure a high quality application in the field with accepted test methods, the ResQ™ CQL has undergone several certifications, including:

  • MIL-STD 810-G
  • SWGDRUG category A for presumptive tests
  • SWGDRUG Category C for confirmation tests (with QuickDetect)
  • FDA 21 CFR Part 11 traceable reports
  • IP-68 Decontamination
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified production facility

ResQ™ CQL has been specifically designed to meet the needs of those who encounter stressful and unpredictable environments. Features include:

  • A smart phone-inspired user interface with touchscreen display
  • Navigation via large buttons according to military specifications
  • Slim design that allows one-handed operation
  • MIL-STD 810G & IP-68 certified, rugged and durable.
  • Easy to decontaminate.

Name: ResQ™ CQL

Product type: handheld Raman spectrometer

Excitation wavelength: 1064 nm

Optical Power: 30-490 mW

Spectral range: 200- 2500 cm-1

Spectral resolution: 8-11 cm-1

Detector: TE cooled InGaAs

Standard Library:  More than 12500 compounds including CWA, explosives, TIC/TIM, narcotics

Certification: MIL-STD 810 G & IP-68

QuickDetect automated Colorimetrics: optional

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

4C™-Technologie: included

Connectivity: USB, WiFi

Digital camera: included, with barcode scanner

User interface: touchscreen & large softkey buttons

Battery Power: two rechargeable Li-Po batteries included

Size: 18.5 cm x 15 cm x 7.9 cm

Weight: 1.4 kg

ResQ™ CQL (Art.-Nr. 1021453)

  • 490 mW Laser, adjustable in 5mW steps
  • Rigaku substance database (12500+ substances), including narcotics, explosives, pesticides, steroids, CWA, industrial chemicals
  • Adjustable base adapter with tablet holder
  • Vial Holder
  • 2 Li-batteries with charger and power supply
  • Benzonitrile Calibration Reference Standard
  • Rugged carrying case and hand strap
  • Integrated 5 MP camera/barcode reader
  • 4C™ mode
  • WiFi & USB
  • Rigaku Syn Software
  • 24 months warranty

QuickDetect Software:

The QuickDetect mode provides automated colorimetrics for trace or non-visible sample amounts, you can chose out of two different databases:

DetectaChem Narcotics Software (Art.-Nr. 1021709)
Software integration for trace analysis of narcotics

DetectaChem Narcotics and Explosives Combo Software (Art.-Nr. 1021710)
Software Integration for trace analysis of narcotics and explosives

Vial Holder (Cat. Nr. 1012438)

Provides customizable settings for vials of different sizes.

Bottle Adapter (Cat. Nr. 1013313)

Provides customizable settings to optimize the analysis of materials contained in bottles of varying width

Tablet/universal Holder (Cat. Nr. 1013268)

Offers customizable settings for tablets and capillaries of different sizes

Periscope Adapter (Art.-Nr. 1022436)

Periscope adapter with adjustable holder

Replacement Battery (Cat. Nr. 1020393)

ResQ™ CQL Battery cartridge for CR123A Batteries (Art.-Nr. 1021253)

The battery cartridge enables the use of standard CR123A batteries

Mobile Detect Pouches (Quantity of 10)

  • 2 step pouch Multiple drugs incl. Fentanyl (cat. no. MDD-MDT-AQR)
  • Cocaine Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DCO-AQR)
  • Ephedrine Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DEP-AQR)
  • Heroin Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DHE-AQR)
  • Ketamine Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DKE-AQR)
  • LSD Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DLS-AQR)
  • Meth/MDMA Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DME-AQR)
  • Mushroom Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DMU-AQR)
  • Gen Screen/Opiates Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DGS-AQR)
  • PCP Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DPC-AQR)
  • Special Opiates Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DSO-AQR)
  • Synthethic Cannabionoids Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DSY-AQR)
  • THC Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DTH-AQR)
  • GHB Pouch (cat. no. MDD-DGH-AQR)

Only the most common accessories are listed here, if you are interested in other accessories, please write an email to

The ResQ™ CQL is comparable with the common performance of the Progeny™ ResQ™. The applications, done with the Progeny™ ResQ™, can be also full-filled and are valid.

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