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The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) conducted an Operational Experimentation (OpEx) of PerkinElmers’ Tridion™-9 on July 30, 2015, at the New York City Police Department Floyd Bennett Field facility in Brooklyn, New York. Six responders with hazmat experience from New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts participated in this event with the Tridion-9.
Tridion-9 is a portable gas chromatography/mass spectrometry system that can analyze volatiles and semi-volatiles for chemical warfare agents and other substances to determine what is present at an emergency incident. PerkinElmer also provided their solid-phase microextraction sampling devices that are intended to be used with the instrument.