Established in 1984, Astrotech is a leader in the commercialization of emerging technologies through its closely held subsidiaries. 1st Detect offers a breakthrough chemical analyzer that fills an unmet need by being highly accurate, rapid, lightweight and cost-effective.

Astral Images is positioned to be a leader in the technology required to digitize, repair, and archive feature films, film-based television series, and consumer media. Astrogenetix is a biotechnology company utilizing microgravity as a research platform for drug discovery and development.

1st Detect


1st Detect develops, manufactures and sells chemical analyzers for use in the airport security, military, food and beverage, and breath analysis markets. Our chemical analyzers can identify chemicals with more accuracy and precision than competing analyzers given their extreme sensitivity and specificity. Leveraging miniature mass spectrometry technology originally developed for NASA to use on the International Space Station, 1st Detect's series of analyzers enable real-time analytics and are significantly smaller, faster and less expensive than competing mass analyzers.


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Agriculture Technology


The AG-LAB-1000™ series of mass spectrometers have been designed for the agriculture industry as field instruments to quickly and easily analyze complex chemical compounds found in organic plant material and extracts. While there are many agriculture applications, AG-TECH has concentrated its efforts in the highly regulated cannabis and hemp sectors.


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Astral Images


Sourced from decades of image research from the laboratories of IBM and Kodak, Astral Images sells film to digital image enhancement, defect removal and color correction software, and post processing services providing economically feasible conversion of television and feature 35mm and 16mm films to the new 4K ultra-high definition (UHD), high-dynamic range (HDR) format necessary for the new generation of digital distribution.


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