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1st Detect Corporation

1st Detect Corporation

Profile last edited on: 10/5/2016
555 Forge River Road Suite 100
Webster, TX 77598
  (972) 617-9939
Business Identifier: Mass spectrometer technology
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1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ASTC), has developed a Miniature Chemical Detector that by combining the performance of mass spectrometry in a small, easily portable package hass impacted the chemical detection market. The core detector is based on an ion trap design and is approximately the size of a shoe box, weighing 15 lbs/7 kg. 1st Detect's Miniature Chemical Detector provides rapid analysis time and is capable of detecting residues and vapors from a wide range of chemicals including explosives, chemical warfare agents, toxic chemicals, and volatile organic compounds. The broadband nature of the instrument, as well as the extreme performance provided by the ion trap architecture, make the 1st Detect MCD an ideal detection tool for a variety of applications. This disruptive technology comes at a significantly reduced cost, allowing for new markets and industries to take advantage of this breakthrough in chemical detection.

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Year Founded First SBIR Year Date of Last Award
Employee Range VC funded? IP Holdings
Revenue Range Private/Public Exchange/Symbol :
 Most Recent SBIR Projects
Year Phase Agency Dollars Project Title
Integrated Automated Pre-concentrator Inlet for Mass Spectrometer

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