Next Generation Chemical Detector

Owlstone’s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) was funded by the U.S. military. It integrates the Owlstone technology into a handheld form factor while maintaining all of the technology's key benefits.

  • Handheld and lightweight
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Extended CWA and TIC detection libraries
  • Reprogrammable


NGCD is a powerful and adaptable chemical monitor in a handheld, self-contained unit.


Incorporating Owlstone’s proprietary technology, the instrument offers the flexibility to provide both rapid alerts and extended-duration hazard monitoring. It can be trained to respond to a broad range of chemical hazard scenarios and can be easily integrated with other sensors (e.g., RAD & BIO) and third-party systems. In particular, the NGCD detection database has been expanded to include an extensive range of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs).

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  • Broadband Detection

    Detection and identification of conventional CWAs, emerging threats and an extensive range of TICs

  • Sensitivity

    Sensitivity at parts-per-billion detection levels combined with inlet control for a high dynamic range

  • Response Time

    30 second alarm times for a majority of conventional CWAs and high-threat TICs at 10 minute critical Military Exposure Levels (MELs)

  • Handheld

    Less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs). Options available for vehicle mounted fixed site

  • Ease of Use

    Operable by non-specialists with less than one hour's training

  • Advanced User Software

    Intuitive laptop-based user interface available for data review

  • Flexible

    Mode selection: user can switch between rapid response (high threat condition) and monitoring mode (lower threat, contamination avoidance condition). More than 4 hours data logging capability

  • No Hazardous Materials

    System uses a non-radioactive (non-RAD) ionization source

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