Portable Narcotics Spectrometer for Law Enforcement.

Instantly identify and quantify drugs and explosives with our portable spectrometer and AI lab solution. Detection of any narcotic and explosive substance in just 5 seconds, making it an invaluable tool for police, drug enforcement agencies, customs and border control.

Handheld Narcotics Analyzer for Law Enforcement.

NIRLAB empowers law enforcement such as police officers and customs with swift and precise identification and quantification of all major illicit drugs, psychoactive substances and explosives.

Quantification of substances

Ensure precise substance identification and purity quantification for Cocaine, Heroin, Ketamine, Phenethylamines (MDMA, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine), Cannabis (THC, CBD, CBN and more) and explosives (Ammonium Nitrate, TNT, ANFO, RDX and more).

No sample preparation

Easily analyze substances without prior sample preparation. Scan them directly or through plastic bags for safe and straightforward use of the mobile lab.

Point and click analysis

You don’t need expertise to operate our point-and-click solution. Just point the NIR device at the substance, press the button, and receive instant results.

Instant result

You can instantly view the scanning results on our user-friendly mobile app, available on both iOS and Android. Perform unlimited substance analyses with ease.

Up to 3 substances in a mixture

Our handheld near-infrared (NIR) device allows you to identify up to 3 substances in a mixture, including cutting agents (paracetamol, caffeine) and precursors.

Benefits of NIRLAB’s Field Drug Test for Law Enforcement.

Our mobile NIR lab for drug detection and substance analysis is tailored to the needs of Law enforcement agencies around the globe. This includes police force, customs, border control, forensic labs and military.

NIRLAB’s mobile drug and explosive identification solution provides law enforcement with a rapid and accurate means to detect a broad spectrum of illicit and synthetic drugs and explosives, as well as associated substances like cutting agents and precursors. This technology offers substantial benefits for law enforcement agencies involved in drug detection and prohibition efforts.

This involves providing law enforcement with real-time, actionable intelligence that effectively reduce the risks associated with substance analysis. Instant analysis empowers law enforcement agencies to directly assess the composition of substances, enabling them to make informed decisions and take calculated risks based on well-assessed reasoning.

This not only amplifies the safety and efficacy of law enforcement operations but also fosters public trust through transparent and evidence-based practices. Ultimately, our technology stands as a role model, ensuring safer communities through informed and accountable law enforcement practices.

Quantify & Identify more than

150 substances

cutting agents and precursors







Mobile App

Our NIRLAB mobile App delivers instant substance scan results within seconds, compatible with Android and iOS.

Navigate scan results effortlessly on your mobile phone with Our NIRLAB App. Identify substances by analyzing their spectrum and comparing them to our extensive substance database.

In this instance, we employed the FIELDLAB solution for the assessment and measurement of cocaine, ensuring accurate qualification and quantification.

Substance Quantification

Explore the full potential of our cloud-based solution. You’ll benefit from accurate substance identification and precise quantification of purity within mixtures.

For instance, our near-infrared (NIR) solution excels in quantifying cocaine mixtures and cannabinoids in Cannabis (e.g., THC, CBD). It also ensures accurate assessment of the purity of heroin, ketamine, and various other illicit substances.

Identify Cutting Agents

The mobile app goes beyond merely identifying the active substance. It also reveals precursors and cutting agents present in mixtures.

For instance, our handheld analyzer excels at identifying cutting agents like lidocaine, benzocaine, levamisole, caffeine, baking soda, mannitol, phenacetin, paracetamol, starch, and numerous other substances.

Our substance list continually expands, with ongoing updates instantly accessible to all users.

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Witness the simplicity.

NIRLAB guarantees accurate and uncomplicated results within seconds. Watch our tutorial on narcotics and drug analysis to witness it firsthand.

Request a Demo

Contact us for more information on our NIR handheld analyzer for law enforcement agencies and safety and security organizations. We are here to help.

Download Handout

In our handout you learn more about the capabilities of our mobile spectroscopy solutions for drug analysis.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR spectroscopy) is a method employed to examine the chemical makeup of diverse substances, including drugs and explosives. This technique functions by measuring the absorption and reflection of near-infrared light by the material under scrutiny. The interaction of this light with the molecules in the substance induces vibrations specific to distinct chemical bonds and structures. Through analyzing these vibrations, NIR spectroscopy can identify and quantify various compounds within a given substance.

    Given its non-destructive, swift, and adaptable characteristics, NIR spectroscopy emerges as an optimal instrument for drug and explosive detection and verification, particularly in field conditions where expeditious and precise outcomes are imperative for safety and law enforcement purposes.

    NIRLAB technology is currently employed by law enforcement agencies for drug identification purposes in various countries around the world. Some of the countries where our technology is in use include Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Iceland, France, Italy, Mauritius, Australia, several Eastern European countries, and more. With a robust presence in the market for over 5 years, we are proud to supply our advanced solutions to law enforcement agencies, customs and border control, police departments, and drug enforcement agencies in more than 35 countries, contributing to global efforts in combating illicit substances.

    Absolutely, the NIRLIGHT is specifically designed for field use, offering law enforcement officers the flexibility to perform on-the-spot drug analyses. Its effectiveness remains consistent in various environmental conditions, ensuring reliable results regardless of the setting. Moreover, the device is engineered to be water and dust-resistant with IP65 and IP67 ratings. This, provides robust protection against external elements.

    Yes, the NIRLIGHT is exceptionally user-friendly and designed for ease of use in the field. The software is intuitive, requiring no additional training for law enforcement officers. It operates as a point-and-click solution, simplifying the drug identification process. In terms of safety, NIRLAB technology is secure for users, as the hand device complies with industry standards and emits only non-ionizing radiation, ensuring no harm to officers or individuals undergoing testing. Additionally, the device is capable of scanning through glass and plastic bags, eliminating the need for law enforcement agents to come into direct contact with illicit substances. This feature enhances safety protocols and allows for efficient substance analysis without compromising officer well-being.

    The portable spectrometer is capable of recognizing more than 150 substances, encompassing prominent illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, MDMA, methamphetamine, and ketamine. Additionally, it can detect new psychoactive substances (NPS), cutting agents, and precursors and explosives such as Ammonium Nitrate, TNT, ANFO, RDX and more. This device facilitates the analysis of substances and mixtures in diverse forms, including powders, pills, liquids, or botanicals (e.g., cannabis).

    Our constantly evolving database incorporates newly identified substances, ensuring immediate accessibility for all users. For a comprehensive list of substances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


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