About Us

Thermo Scientific portable optical analyzers are rugged, handheld spectrometers designed for rapid and precise chemical identification, authentication and screening directly at the point of need. Whether at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility or at a potential security incident, our handheld instruments provide the chemical analysis information our customers need—where and when they need it. Our products are in active use worldwide in the safety and security, pharmaceutical and consumer health, aviation security and industrial processing markets.

Thermo Scientific portable optical analyzers include field-proven products formerly sold under the Ahura Scientific and Polychromix brands.