1st Detect is a leading supplier of chemical detection and analysis instrumentation to the security, petrochemical, food & beverage, and semiconductor industries. Our next generation solutions based on high performance, miniaturized mass spectrometry enable unparalleled detection of critical threats, rapid & accurate monitoring of industrial processes, and high performance benchtop analysis in a small, low cost platform.
The story behind Houston-based 1st Detect, a manufacturer of advanced mini‐mass spectrometry technology used to detect and analyze explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWAs), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
1st Detect Corporation, has developed a revolutionary chemical detector based on an ion trap mass spectrometer. 1st Detect's proprietary ion trap technology leverages technology from the space program which allows for the device's portability, versatility, sensitivity, durability, high speed and low cost.
How does the Miniature Mass Spectrometer (MMS-1000™) compare to traditional mass spectrometers? The MMS-1000™ offers the performance of traditional laboratory mass spectrometers in a small, low cost and transportable package. Warren K. Mino of 1st Detect Corporation demonstrates the sensitivity and accuracy of the MMS-1000™ by demonstrating a headspace analysis of xylene, a volatile organic compound found in BTEX.