Morphix Technologies offers Training Facilities a New Tool to Educate Officers How to Operate the TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit, the Newest Technological Advancement in Homemade Explosive Material Detection

tracex_training_kit1Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, has created the TraceX® Explosives Detection Training Kit.  The kit was developed for military, law enforcement and intelligence personnel training facilities and schools in response to the increasing need for homemade explosive material detection training. While once the domain of international terrorist organizations, bombs are now a threat from local, home-grown terrorists as tracex_training_kitwell. Sadly, Home Made Explosives, also known as HMEs, and Improvised Explosive Devices, known as IEDs, have become a fact of modern life. Military, law enforcement and intelligence personnel have a dual-role: uncovering the bomb networks before the bombers do harm, and investigating an incident after it occurs. More military, officer and intelligence personnel training programs include courses that provide critical knowledge on HME and IED scenarios and how to respond to them.

Training is simple with the new, affordable and easy-to-use TraceX® Explosives Detection Training Kit. Each Training Kit is provided in a sealed pack containing one TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit, the Training Kit Operating Instructions, a blue plastic film and a foil bag labeled “citric acid powder.”

To use the Training Kit, simply lay the blue plastic film on a flat surface and tear the foil bag open at the notch. Pour the citric acid contained in the bag evenly across the blue plastic film. Operate the kit by following the 10 Steps in the Operating Instructions. In Step 10, the acid pad will change color. The Training Kit is as simple as that to use! Users can also view the 12 minute video presentation at www.morphtec.com.

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If you’d like to receive more information on The TraceX® Explosives Kit and how it can aid in detection of common explosive materials, please contact us toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260. You can also reach us by email at sales@morphtec.com.

Visit our website at www.morphtec.com or join the ongoing conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MorphixTechnologies.

Laura Burgess Marketing Concludes Successful Inaugural Writer’s Event “Make Big Noise”

Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM), public relations and marketing communications for the law enforcement, tactical, military, shooting sports, boating and recreational fishing markets, has successfully concluded its inaugural Writer’s GroupShotEvent “Make Big Noise,” hosted at the G4S International Training (ITI) Facility, located in Shacklefords, VA, June 24th – 25th, 2014. The event was attended by 11 manufacturing companies and 16 industry writers and bloggers covering topics such as law enforcement, sport shooting, tactical shooting and firearms. The writers and bloggers hail from major industry print houses, popular internet blogs and podcasts.

The event covered a full day of class and range product demonstrations, as well as a half day driving course taught by the G4S ITI instructors. Exhibiting manufacturers included: American Built Arms, Chamber-View®,Eagle Imports, Fobus Holsters,IWI US, LaserLyte, Liberty Ammunition, MG Industries, Mission First Tactical, Morphix Technologies and Tacprogear.

Writers remarked about how well organized, thought out and flawless the event was. “Everything was first class, I was very impressed with how well organized the event was bumper to bumper,” one writer remarked. Manufacturers enjoyed the access they had to writers and trainers at ITI and thought the event was well run and relaxed, yet very professional. One manufacturer commented that it was a “great first media event! Everyone was informed and happy and it was a great opportunity to receive good, honest feedback on our products from informed people.”

Ashley Burgess Gall, VP of Marketing and Events at LBM, said “my team members at LBM and I are very satisfied with the performance of our first ever writer’s event. We had a great turn out of enthusiastic participants who were eager to learn and engage with each other. It was a very productive few days and I was happy to final designhear from writers and manufacturers alike about special moments they had throughout the event that made it worth their attendance. We’d like to thank all the exhibitors, writers and bloggers for attending our event and making it so special. A BIG thank you to Rob Middaugh, Brandon Wright and the rest of the ITI team for opening their facility doors to us and showing our guests a wonderful, memorable experience.”

Make Big Noise, the Event Division of LBM, will announce the date and location of their second annual writer’s event for 2015 in the next few months.

With offices in New Bern, NC and Grasonville, MD, LBM is a full-service public relations, marketing communications, social/digital marketing, content, event planning and advertising agency, with an emphasis on the outdoor lifestyle. LBM’s clients are rooted in the tactical and outdoors lifestyle industries of law enforcement, military, shooting sports, hunting, boating and recreational fishing markets.

Morphix Technologies® Scores High in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program

2014 MemberTested color logoMorphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, is proud to announce that their TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit has received a 4.32 out of a possible 5 points from the National Tactical Officers Association Member Tested and Recommended Program. Morphix Technologies® has the privilege of displaying the prestigious NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Logo on their marketing materials.

The TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit was developed by Morphix Technologies® under contract from the U.S. Department of Defense and meets their demanding requirements. IMG_6408Designed small enough to fit into a cargo pocket, lightweight and rugged, both testing field officers commented on how “very durable, safe and easy-to-use” the Kit proved to be.

One field testing officer continued, “the self-contained testing kit keeps all testing chemical contained within itself, providing no harmful exposure to users. The test and results are all conducted and displayed within the unit, simplifying the procedure and removing the possibility of user error and the resulting consequences. With one sample, the kit is able to test for nine different explosives in one easy-to-use test. The kit is small enough to carry on your person and is durably constructed.”

8Each kit comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so the handler will be ready to use it when needed. With a single swab, the TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors.

If you’d like to receive more information on the TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit and how it can aid in detection of common explosive materials, please contact Morphix Technologies® toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260.

More information can be found at www.morphtec.com. Join the ongoing conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MorphixTechnologies.

Morphix Technologies Participates in User Evaluation Demonstrations Hosted By Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology (NSWC IHEODTD) Division Explosive Detection (EDE) Equipment Program

Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, was invited to participate in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal 12Technology Division (NSWC IHEODD) Explosive Detection Equipment (EDE) Program’s week-long, user based scenario evaluation of colorimetric explosive detection kits. The event was held at U.S. Army Blossom Point Research Facility in late April. Morphix Technologies brought its TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit, an affordable, easy-to-use product that detects major explosive material threats and their precursors in a single test without exposing the user or kit to contamination or dangerous chemicals.

The event was sponsored by the Joint Improvised Explosive Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to collect data on performance, usability, type of users and types of missions, suitable for colorimetric explosive detection kits. Attendees included representatives from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), FBI, Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals and all four services of EOD.  Morphix Technologies, one of six companies invited to provide demonstrations of their products, received feedback directly from these end-users in a variety of realistic scenarios.

“This event proved to be very beneficial for us to attend and participate in. We were able to meet with our end users and get feedback directly from them in real time,” remarked Kim Pricenski, VP of Sales and Marketing for Morphix Technologies. “The TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit was seen very favorably by the attendees. One individual told us that he had come in fairly skeptical about our product, but was thoroughly impressed with it by the end, and he said it takes a lot to impress him.”

IMG_6394_webThe TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit was developed by Morphix Technologies® under contract from the U.S. Department of Defense and meets their demanding requirements. It is small enough to fit into a cargo pocket, lightweight and rugged. Each kit comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so the handler will be ready to use it when needed. With a single swab, the TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors.

If you’d like to receive more information on The TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit and how it can aid in detection of common explosive materials, please contact Morphix Technologies® toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260.

More information can be found at www.morphtec.com. Join the ongoing conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MorphixTechnologies.

Laura Burgess Marketing Opens New Event Planning and Management Division with Launch of Inaugural Writer’s Event “Make Big Noise”

Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM), public relations and marketing communications for the law enforcement, tactical, military, shooting sports, boating and recreational fishing markets, has opened a new Event

Ashley Burgess Gall, Senior MARCOM Manager, Laura Burgess Marketing

Ashley Burgess Gall, VP of Marketing and Events

Planning and Management Division to be headed up by recently promoted Vice President of Marketing and Events, Ashley Burgess Gall. The Event Planning and Management Division will complement LBM’s existing services divisions in public relations, advertising strategies, corporate communications, writer relations and digital and emerging media.

LBM will now provide event planning, management and execution for a range of projects targeting media, B2B and consumers. The new division will include services such as creative and concept development, budget and production schedule management, on site logistics including venues, permits and rentals, talent sourcing and programming, along with PR, social media and sponsorship integration. LBM offers planning for a wide variety of events, including writer events, launch parties, promotional events, customer or employee appreciation events, corporate meetings, special outings and more.

“The Event Planning and Management Division is something we have long envisioned branching into,” commented Burgess Gall. “The launch of this new division will only help to enhance our core capabilities and create a major value add to our clients.”

final designLBM’s inaugural writer’s event, “Make Big Noise,” will be hosted at the G4S International Training (ITI) Facility, located in Shacklefords, VA, June 24th – 25th, 2014. The event will cover a full day of class and range product demonstrations, as well as a half day driving course taught by the G4S ITI instructors. Exhibiting manufacturers include: American Built Arms, Chamber-View®,DoubleTap Defense, Fobus Holsters,IWI US, LaserLyte, Liberty Ammunition, MG Industries, Mission First Tactical, Morphix Technologies and Tacprogear.

With offices in New Bern, NC and Grasonville, MD, LBM is a full-service public relations, marketing communications, social/digital marketing, content, event planning and advertising agency, with an emphasis on the outdoor lifestyle. LBM’s clients are rooted in the tactical and outdoors lifestyle industries of law enforcement, military, shooting sports, hunting, boating and recreational fishing markets.

Morphix Technologies’ Newest Product, the TraceX® Explosives Kit, Available through the National Stock System.

Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, is pleased to announce its new solution in the detection of Home Made Explosives (HMEs) and precursors, the TraceX® Explosives Kit, has received a National Stock Number (6665-01-623-0153). The National Stock Number was issued by NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support allowing the TraceX® Explosives Kit to be purchased by all U.S. Government military and federal agencies under approved acquisition systems.

IMG_6394The new, affordable and easy-to-use product aids in detecting the major explosive material threats and their precursors in a single test without exposing the user or kit to contamination or dangerous chemicals. The TraceX® Explosives Kit was developed by Morphix Technologies® under contract from the U.S. Department of Defense and meets their demanding requirements. It is small enough to fit into a cargo pocket, lightweight and rugged. Each kit comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so the handler will be ready to use it when needed. With a single swab, the TraceX® Explosives Kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors.

If you’d like to receive more information on The TraceX® Explosives Kit and how it can aid in detection of common explosive materials, please contact Morphix Technologies® toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260.

More information can be found at www.morphtec.com. Join the ongoing conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MorphixTechnologies.

Morphix Technologies Introduces the Newest Technological Advancement in Homemade Explosive Material Detection, the TraceX™ Explosives Kit

TraceX™ Explosives Kit designed to help identify bombers, bomb-makers

and bomb-making facilities in a single test.

 Morphix TechnologiesMorphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, announces a new solution for the detection of homemade explosive material with the TraceX™ Explosives Kit. The new, affordable and easy-to-use product aids in detecting the major explosive material threats and their precursors in a single test without exposing the user or kit to contamination or dangerous chemicals.

Morphix Technologies TraceX Explosives Kit

Morphix Technologies TraceX Explosives Kit

Explosives remain the weapon of choice for terrorists around the world. While once the domain of international terrorist organizations, bombs are now a threat from local, home-grown terrorists as well. Sadly, Home Made Explosives, also known as HMEs, and Improvised Explosive Devices, known as IEDs, have become a fact of modern life. Military, law enforcement and intelligence personnel have a dual-role: uncovering the bomb networks before the bombers do harm, and investigating an incident after it occurs.

Soldiers using TraceXTraditionally, electronic explosive detection devices have been used to detect common explosive materials and their precursors. These devices require a great deal of specialized training, a large budget and regular maintenance. While colorimetric explosive detection kits have existed for some time, they often require the user to mix chemicals, perform serial analyses and multiple swabs or tests, and then use a chart to interpret the results. Existing colorimetric kits are often difficult to use, especially in stressful situations. These kits can also expose the user to dangerous chemicals, and expose the kit to contamination from the environment or the user, leading to unreliable results.bomb Squad

The TraceX™ Explosives Kit was developed by Morphix Technologies under contract from the U.S. Department of Defense and meets their demanding requirements. It is small enough to fit into a cargo pocket, lightweight and rugged. Each kit comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so the handler will be ready to use it when needed. With a single swab, the TraceX™ Explosives Kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors. Due in part to TraceX’s simple color-change alert system, a single color indicates the presence of a particular family of explosive material. While standard pens and wipes can detect between 1-3 and 1-4 explosive families in one test cycle in two to 12 minutes respectively, the TraceX™ Explosives Kit can detect nine in under three minutes.

If you’d like to receive more information on The TraceX™ Explosives Kit and how it can aid in detection of common explosive materials, please contact us toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260. You can view the TraceX™ Presentation here.  You can also reach us by email at sales@morphtec.com, visit our website at www.morphtec.com or join the ongoing conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MorphixTechnologies.

More information can be found at www.morphtec.com.

About Morphix Technologies®:

Morphix Technologies®, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company creating and manufacturing products that detect invisible dangers in order to save lives. Morphix Technologies has taken innovation to the next level with high-quality, easy-to-use, cost effective and simple colorimetric sensor technology for military, first responders, emergency, homeland security and industrial personnel. The latest product, the Chameleon®, a wearable device that allows hands-free detection of up to ten different hazards at one time in a variety of operating environments, has provided their customers whose job is often in harm’s way, a lifesaving, early response system like no other on the market today. www.morphtec.com

MORPHIX TECHNOLOGIES® CHAMELEON® CASSETTE FOR AMMONIA

 

Cassette Alerts First Responders, Police, EMS, Military or Fire Fighters

to Ammonia Exposure Resulting from Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs

or “Shake-n-Bake” Situations

 

Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of colorimetric detection devices for dangerous chemical gases, has developed an Ammonia sensor cassette for the Chameleon® Clan-Meth Lab Detection Kit. The Ammonia sensor detects gases and vapors in the air where other technologies only detect hazards in liquid or aerosol forms. Gaseous forms of the toxic chemical are the most likely danger to fire fighters, first responders, EMS, police, military and homeland security professionals. All Chameleon® kits are designed for an easy on / easy off fit on the wearer’s forearm and can be worn over most turn-out gear or level-A suits.Morphix Ammonia Cassette

According to the New York State Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance Project, 24% of the events associated with First Responder injuries were due to ammonia exposure. Ammonia’s primary uses are as an agricultural fertilizer and refrigerant in cold storage facilities. Ammonia is also an ingredient in the manufacture of gunpowder and sulfuric acid, as well as illegal methamphetamines.

Ammonia vapor has a sharp, irritating and pungent odor that acts as a warning of potentially dangerous exposure. Exposure to very high concentrations of gaseous Ammonia can result in lung damage and even death. Although Ammonia is regulated in the United States as a non-flammable gas, it still meets the definition of a material that is toxic by inhalation.

The Ammonia sensor developed by Morphix Technologies is part of an easy-to-use, low-cost Chameleon® Clan-Meth Lab Detection Kit to be used alone or in addition to hazardous chemical protective suits and masks to identify dangerous levels of Ammonia and other toxic chemicals during a clandestine methamphetamine lab or “shake-n-bake” investigation.

The Ammonia sensor will change color when the toxic gas is present and requires no power source or calibration. Unlike current colorimetric detection systems, the Chameleon® is designed to military standards for use in a wide variety of operating environments. It can be used in desert heat, arctic cold or tropical conditions and can even be immersed in water.

For more information on any of the Chameleon® Detection Kits visit www.morphtec.com.

 

 

MORPHIX TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES NEW CHAMELEON® ARSON INVESTIGATION KIT

New Chameleon® Kit is configured with toxic chemical sensor specifically for responders and personnel in arson/fire investigations.

 Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, has released the new Chameleon® Arson Investigation Kit to provide responders, law enforcement and fire scene investigators with an easy-to-use, low-cost tool to identify dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in the investigation after a fire.         Arson_Investigators

Whether a fire occurs in a residence, business or industrial facility, combustion creates a cocktail of toxic gases in the fire smoke. After a fire has been resolved, fire officials, arson investigators, and law enforcement are called to ascertain whether a fire was criminal or accidental in nature. Even with the fire extinguished, the burn site still produces unseen toxic chemicals. Since several of these chemicals are not visible or produce a distinct odor, investigators and other personnel may not be aware of the airborne hazards. The new Chameleon® Arson Investigation Kit alerts the investigating team to the potential of toxic gases allowing them to leave the area or take other precautions before an injury can occur.

The Chameleon® Arson Investigation Kit can be used alone or in addition to chemical protective suits and masks to identify dangerous levels of a variety of hazardous chemicals. The Arson Investigation Kit includes an adjustable arm band and easy-to-use cassette holder with 8 different cassettes. The chemical sensors include; ammonia, acid(low pH), hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and phosgene. The cassette sensor changes color when the toxic gas is present and requires no power source or calibration. Unlike current colorimetric detection systems, The Chameleon® is designed to military standards for use in a wide variety of operating environments including desert heat, artic cold, tropical conditions and immersion in salt or fresh water.

MORPHIX TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPS AND RELEASES NEW CYANIDE (AC/CK) CASSETTE

An increase in firefighter related injuries due to hydrogen cyanide toxic fumes has made HCN gas the second and equally hazardous threat in fire smoke to firefighters and responders.

 Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, in response to the demand from the firefighting community, has released its newest chemical detection cassette for hydrogen cyanide. The new Cyanide (AC/CK) cassette detects both hydrogen cyanide and cyanogen chloride.    Firefighters

Increasingly, firefighters are experiencing exposure to hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke due to the combustion of products such as plastics, polymers, foam, melamine, polyacrylonitriles, synthetic rubber and common materials such as silk, wool and cotton. Hydrogen cyanide is 35 times more toxic than the more common carbon monoxide gases 1. It enters the body through absorption, inhalation or ingestion targeting the heart and brain. Firefighters feel dizzy, disoriented, complain of headaches or achiness. These symptoms may occur immediately or days after the fire scene.

Although hydrogen cyanide is burned away during combustion, as long as the objects heated within the fire remain at an elevated temperature, they will continue to produce HCN. A fire incident scene can still produce enough HCN to affect arson investigators or the general population in close proximity. Because HCN does not have a discernible odor, investigators, fire responders and civilians within the area may not be aware of the danger still present after the fire has been resolved.

Chameleon Cyanide Cassette Group

Chameleon Cyanide Cassette Group

The new Cyanide (AC/AK) cassette, developed by Morphix Technologies, is part of an easy-to-use, low-cost Chameleon® Detection Kit that can be used alone or in addition to chemical protective suits and masks to identify dangerous levels of hydrogen cyanide during or after a fire. The Cyanide sensor changes color when the toxic gas is present and requires no power source or calibration. Unlike current colorimetric detection systems, The Chameleon® is designed to military standards for use in a wide variety of operating environments including desert heat, artic cold, tropical conditions and immersion in salt or fresh water.

More information can be found at www.morphtec.com or “like” Morphix Technologies on Facebook for an ongoing discussion.

1Hydrogen Cyanide: New Generation Concerns Resulting in Firefighting Tactics and Medicine,” Captain Rick Rockford, Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department (F1), Field Incident Safety Officer, 2nd Battalion, www.everyonegoeshome.org

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