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Company Overview of 1st Detect Corporation

Company Overview

1st Detect Corporation develops miniature chemical detectors for the chemical detection market. Its miniature chemical detector detects residues and vapors from a range of chemicals, including explosives, chemical warfare agents, toxic chemicals, and volatile organic compounds. The company offers handheld portable detectors and laboratory analyzers. It serves security, defense, healthcare, industrial process control, critical infrastructure, and first responders markets. The company is based in Austin, Texas. 1st Detect Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Astrotech Corp.

401 Congress Avenue

Suite 1650

Austin, TX 78701

United States





Key Executives for 1st Detect Corporation

Chairman, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Astrotech Corporation
Age: 59
President and Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

1st Detect Corporation Key Developments

1st Detect Considers Strategic Alternatives.

1st Detect Corporation is considering multiple strategic alternatives.

1st Detect Corporation and Battelle Memorial Institute Receive Phase III of the DOD’s JPEO-CBD Next Generation Chemical Detection Solution

Astrotech Corporation announced that 1st Detect Corporation and Battelle Memorial Institute completed the Brassboard Phase and were awarded the Final Prototype Phase of the US military's Next Generation Chemical Detector Multi-Sample Identifier Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction Program. During this upcoming phase, 1st Detect will deliver multiple OEM-1000NG Core Analyzer units for integration into Battelle's NGCD prototype solution. Battelle is the prime contractor for the Department of Defense's Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense next generation chemical detection solution program.

Department of Homeland Security Awards Contract to Smiths Detection and 1st Detect for Next Generation Explosives Trace Detection Systems

1stDetect Inc. has partnered with Smiths Detection Inc. to develop next generation explosives trace detection (ETD) systems for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) using 1st Detect’s breakthrough chemical analyzer technology. Smiths Detection and 1st Detect will work together towards providing a revolutionary next generation solution helping to enhance passenger and carryon baggage screening as well as other homeland security operations.

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