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Owlstone to Participate in the Chemical Detection Technology Review of Homeland Security

Owlstone Nanotech, a company in which Advance Nanotech owns a minority stake, has received an invitation for participation in the Chemical Detection Technology Review of the Department of Homeland Security.

This annual three day event is vital for planning government allocation of funds in the future for developing chemical detection systems. The program called Department of Homeland Security Technology Review: "Detect to Warn" Handheld Monitors offers government and manufacturing experts the opportunity to develop requirements of future chemical detection systems as well as their potential for development.

Owlstone Nanotech Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometer (FAIMS)

During the event the core sensor system technology of Owlstone will be presented by Dr. Ashley Wilks. This system is a mix of features that are well suited for handheld detection applications. These features are power usage, weight, size and selectivity. The company had created a small chemical detection system to meet the needs of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. It is currently working with SELEX Galileo for the development of a handheld detector.

Homeland Defense’s EVP Mark Brennan informed that invitation to this event will provide an opportunity to his company to demonstrate its progress during the last two and half years in its contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.


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