Serim Research will be attending the following trade shows in 2018. Please stop by and visit with us to learn more about our DISCERN HME kit and a demonstration.


  • April 4th – 5th
  • Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Herdon VA
  • Booth # 20

IABTI international In-Service and Training Expo

  • June 18th – 22nd
  • Silver Legacy and Reno Ballroom, Reno NV
  • Booth #204

Regional IABTI conferences

  • August 27th – 31st – Orlando FL
  • September 10th – 14th – TBA
  • September 17th – 21st – Moline IL
  • October 14th – 17th – Toronto CA


Serim Research will be attending the following trade shows in 2017. Please stop by to learn more about our Discern HME detection kit.

2017 International IABTI In-Service and Exposition.

  • June 12th – 16th
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Booth # 75

2017 National Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference.

  • June 24th – 28th
  • Reno, NV
  • Booth # 1125

2017 Global EOD Symposium & Exhibition

  • August 8 – 9
  • North Bethesda Hotel & Conference Center
  • Booth # 215
  • Poster Presentation – see conference schedule for time and date

IABTI Region II In-Service Training

  • September 26 – 28
  • Metairie, LA

IABTI Region III In-Service Training

  • October 9 – 13
  • Springfield, MO

IABTI Region IV and V In-Service Training

  • October 9 – 13
  • Pittsburgh, PA

2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police.

  • October 21st – 24th
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Booth # 951

10th Annual CBRNe Convergence & FBI Indiana WMD Awareness and Training

  • November 6 – 8
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Booth # 106

We will also be attending many IABTI regional meetings in September and October of 2017


(February 8, 2016, Elkhart IN) Serim Research announces the immediate availability of its new DISCERN ® HME – The Warrior’s Kit.  This kit is designed for Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel to quickly and easily identify compounds used to make home-made explosives materials with a one step process and potable water.  The Serim ® Discern ®HME Detection Kit utilizes test strip technology to distinguish compounds commonly used in home-made explosives including ammonium or urea nitrate, peroxides, chlorates and perchlorates.  Our unique dry reagent test strips eliminate the use of hazardous liquids commonly employed in chemistry kit detection tests.  Dry chemical reagents also exhibit a longer shelf-life and can tolerate excursion up to 50 ° C without degradation.  Results are obtained in 60 seconds or less.  This unique kit, is available as both a pocket size pouch and a bulk field kit.  The pocket pouch weighs less than 2 ounces and contains all supplies needed for testing two suspected HME’s plus two tests specific for chlorate detection.  The bulk field kit contains all materials needed for testing a minimum of 25 samples.  Additional materials are available to replenish the field kit.  Complete product information and specifications are available at:

Additional information:

Fertilizers are readily available, cheap, and have been used in terrorist incidents all over the globe, as precursors to homemade explosives (HMEs) or as components of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The critical need for specifically identifying the source of explosive materials in the field by EOD personnel is obvious, and has been emphasized by government officials.  The Discern-HME test combines the simplicity of a single use test with a sophisticated colorimetric detection process providing a one-step multiple detection system which will identify and distinguish ammonium nitrate from urea nitrate, as well as oxidizers such as chlorates, bromates, peroxides (hydrogen peroxide, HMTD, TATP) from perchlorates (Tannerite®, flash powder).  The common problem of detecting black powders or Tannerite with colorimetric systems is eliminated with the filter system included in this kit.  A separate chlorate specific test is included to detect chlorates, even in the presence of bromates, peroxides or perchlorates.  All test materials are included in both kit options for testing both liquid and powder samples.

Additional information including pricing is available by contacting Serim Research at 800.542.4670 or


Serim Research Corporation is a research, development and manufacturing company that specializes in innovative dry reagent test strip technology:  Technology created and developed at our facility includes colorimetric chemistries, reagent/membrane impregnation, and test strip fabrication. Serim test strips provide the advantages of being able to analyze samples at the point-of-use using a simple procedure that can be performed with little training, no special equipment and avoids the inconvenience of storing, handling, and mixing hazardous liquid reagents.  In business since 1988, our fully integrated Research & Development/Manufacturing Center is a 32,630-square-foot, FDA-registered facility certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003.

Serim Research staff will have our NEW Discern HME Detection kit available for viewing at two international meetings this year.  These meetings are The NCT Explosives Europe meeting is February 23-25 2016 at the Beurs van Berlage Conference Center in Amsterdam and  the NCT USA meeting is May 3-5at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Washington DC.  Additional information about these meetings is available at: , and   Details about additional events and product demonstrations will be listed when available.

If you are interested in purchasing or need more information, contact us!

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3506 Reedy Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46514-0002

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