Idaho Technology’s RAZOR Biological Identifier and Reagents Selected by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Public Health Canada

  • Feb 2, 2011

Both the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Public Health Canada have recently selected Idaho Technology’s RAZOR system as their identifier of choice to respond to the growing threat posed by biological terrorism.

Since 2001, there has been a growing need for the ability of first responders to diagnose a potentially threatening biological event in the field without the delays associated with advanced laboratory testing. Idaho Technology are pioneers behind PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology, used to amplify small amounts of DNA to screen against various biological threat targets. The company saw a need to develop a hand-held PCR instrument that first responders with little to no laboratory experience could effectively use in the field under harsh conditions.

Idaho Technology’s RAZOR instrument has been widely adopted by both the military and first responder markets around the world and recognized as the world’s most advanced ruggedized man-portable biological identifier.

To ensure that the instrument is capable of identifying the widest biological threat spectrum possible, Idaho Technology develops and produces their own proprietary freeze-dried reagents which are available to users of their equipment as well as laboratories wishing to outsource the reagent development process. Currently, Idaho Technology offers over 18 different targets with new targets continuously in development to meet the emerging needs of its customers.

Clermark is proud to support Idaho Technology in Canada and is the sole supplier of equipment and reagents in Canada for the military and first responder markets. For more information about the Idaho Technology’s products please visit the product page of our website or visit the company online at

Saab Microwave to Host Live Fire Demonstration in Northern Sweden

  • Feb 2, 2011

Members of the Canadian Forces along with Clermark associates, will be traveling to the northern Swedish town of Karlskoga to participate in a live fire demonstration in co-ordination with Saab Microwave Systems and the Swedish Armed Forces.

The demonstration will take place during the middle of November and be a great opportunity to view Saab Microwave System’s class leading line of radar systems from the ARTHUR and GIRAFFE product lines. Of particular interest will be the demonstration of the radar’s weapon locating abilities to detect and track rockets and mortars on the battlefield.

For more information on Saab Microwave Systems’ complete line of radar systems, please visit our product pages.

ARTHUR operater
ARTHUR truck

General Dynamics Canada (GDC) & Idaho Technology Selected by the CF for the Vital Point Bio-Sentry Program (VPBS)

  • Jan 30, 2011

Clermark would like to congratulate General Dynamics Canada on their recent selection by the CF to become the prime contractor for the Vital Point Bio-Sentry Program.

As a sub-contractor, Idaho Technology will be providing their RAZOR biological agent identifiers to complement GDC’s 4Warn biological detection systems. Additionally, Idaho Technology have been contracted to provide the reagents required to meet an ambitious list of biological targets required by the Canadian Forces.
The Vital Point Bio-Sentry Systems will be installed as partial systems on a number of Canadian ships and also provide force protection on the ground against attacks using biological weapons.

Idaho Technology and Clermark have enjoyed a long standing partnership within Canada and we congratulate the team on their achievements. For more information about the Idaho Technology’s products please visit the product page of our website or visit the company online at