DTRA Selects 908 Devices Tech For Chemical Detection Contract; Kevin Knopp Comments

Health research management908 Devices will develop handheld chemical detection tools for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency under a potential $11.5 million contract.

The company said Tuesday it will work to create a compact chemical analyzer by combining its High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry platform with gas chromatography.

The firm will also collaborate with other companies, laboratories and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop the devices through a subcontract.

Dr. Kevin Knopp, president and CEO of 908 Devices, said the contract from DTRA will enable the firm to provide soldiers and first responders with tools that seek to improve “threat detection capabilities.”

The Boston-based company introduced in 2014 a handheld threat detection tool, dubbed M908, based on its HPMS technology.

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