AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1 st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq:ASTC), announced today that the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (Ft. Belvoir, VA), in conjunction with U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (Dugway, UT), has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract to the Company to design and develop a novel sample inlet system intended to significantly improve the sensitivity of mass spectrometers used for chemical detection in the field. This contract follows 1 st Detect's successful execution of a Phase I SBIR that was awarded in May 2009.
1st Detect Awarded $735,000 Phase II SBIR Contract From The Joint Science & Technology Office For Chemical And Biological Defense
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