Hadron Technologies Inc. focuses on novel materials engineering solutions for a broad range of applications. Their approach is not tied to a single technology, but instead draws from different elements of materials science - advanced ceramics, surface engineering, microwave processing, plasma processing, and metallurgy. Hadron Technologies, Inc., a microwave technology and systems development and manufacturing company with offices in TN and CO, licenses a Hybrid Microwave and Off-Gas Treatment System developed by Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), the Department of Energys (DOE) applied science laboratory located at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The agreement gives Hadron the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the SRNL-developed system. The microwave system is used to support gas sample analysis as part of the SRS national defense mission. Laboratory experimentation has shown that the new form of hybrid microwave is capable of performing functions that traditional microwave systems cannot achieve. The system achieves extremely high temperatures by enabling materials that usually do not react to microwave energy to absorb it and rapidly heat up. Metals, which normally cannot be introduced into a microwave, not only can be treated in the system, but they are actually used to increase the temperature of the lower chamber, enabling faster degradation of waste materials. Equipment using these technologies could be used to destroy a wide variety of substances ranging from medical wastes to harmful viruses, and drugs such as methamphetamine, while still allowing DNA analysis of the destroyed material.