Owlstone Inc. Announces Phase III Award under Its Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) Contract for the US DOD’s JPEO-CBD

Published on 27 Jun 16

Norwalk, CT, June 27 2016: Owlstone Inc. announced today it has been approved for Phase III of the US Department of Defense’s (DOD) Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) program.  In this Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) phase of the program overseen by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), Owlstone’s patented chemical detection technology delivering the highest level of sensitivity and selectivity ever achieved in a portable, self-contained unit is poised to enter final prototype testing and seek pre-EMD review.

JPEO-CBD’s NGCD program is funding a new family of products capable of rapidly detecting, classifying, and identifying Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) in the air and on various surfaces including those presenting with interferent mixtures. Under the multimillion-dollar, multiyear contract, Owlstone has added new features to NGCD, its advanced chemical detection (CD) platform, to deliver broadband detection, reprogrammability, lightweight, and rapid response time in a handheld unit capable of detecting more hazardous chemicals at ultra-trace levels than any other single detector. Upon completion of the three-phase development program, JPEO-CBD’s purchases of new handheld chemical detectors could reach as much as $500M going forward, and as such would redefine military chemical detection solutions for the foreseeable future.

Owlstone’s commitment to the protection of US military servicemen and women from exposure to chemical threats constitutes a core focus for the company. NGCD will provide powerful functionality to help ensure situational awareness and increase safety.

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About Owlstone Inc.

Owlstone Inc. delivers next generation chemical detection technology that is used to help diagnose cancer, protect the military, and monitor food, water, and air. Owlstone’s powerful platform technology delivers solutions in compact configurations at low power requirements to defense, medical, industrial, and IoT markets wherever there is a need for extremely sensitive and selective methods of detection. Owlstone partners with leading systems manufacturers and systems integrators to integrate its technology into next generation chemical sensing products and solutions.

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