Morphix Technologies, an innovator in the science of colorimetric detection devices for dangerous chemical gases, has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Department of Homeland Security. The contract stipulates that Morphix Technologies is the sole source to supply the Chameleon customized chemical detection unit with eight (8) chemical detector cassettes.

The award states that, “Morphix Technologies is the only manufacturer that is capable of producing an acceptable maritime chemical detection system for the U.S. Coast Guard that has been tested and verified by an independent U.S. Government laboratory. Testing and verification requires the detection cassettes to be fully capable to be worn for an extended period of time in an operational environment (land and maritime), diverse weather climates/environments and be submerged in salt/fresh water for extended periods. The Department of Defense has completed its verification of the Morphix Technologies detection cassettes for the intended operational environment. Additionally, the USCG has completed extended operational evaluations during its 13-month WMD response test and evaluation program. As a result of this verification process, the lightweight chemical detectors have been approved for use by the USCG in a maritime environment that contains chemical agents.”

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.

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