Established in 1984, Astrotech (NASDAQ: ASTC) is a science and technology development and commercialization company that launches, manages, and builds scalable companies based on innovative technology. 1st Detect develops, manufactures, and sells explosives trace detectors for use in the security and detection market. AgLAB develops, manufactures, and sells chemical analyzers for use in the agriculture market. BreathTech is developing a breath analysis tool to provide early detection of the Coronavirus and pneumonia.
1st Detect has developed the TRACER 1000, the world’s first mass spectrometer-based explosives trace detector certified by the European Civil Aviation Conference, designed to replace the ETDs used at airports, cargo and other secured facilities, and borders worldwide.
BreathTech is developing the BreathTest-1000™ to screen for volatile organic compound (VOC) metabolites found in a person’s breath that could indicate they may have a bacterial or viral infection.
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The AGLAB 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, AgLab has concentrated its efforts in the highly regulated cannabis and hemp sectors.