Agilent Technologies awarded Chemical Detection Research Grant


Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has been awarded a $930,000 Phase I research grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA). The purpose of the award is to facilitate the research and development of a next-generation chemical-agent detection system.

Agilent was one of 40 organizations selected for this award from among more than 125 proposals submitted to HSARPA. As a recipient of this award, Agilent will contribute to the first phase of projects related to the development of an Autonomous Rapid Facility Chemical Agent Monitor (ARFCAM). ARFCAM will be designed to monitor enclosed areas, such as government buildings and transportation facilities, for chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial compounds (TICs).

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