DHS Awards $1M to S. Dakota Small Business for Enhanced Detection of Explosives and Illicit Drugs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded $999,406 to South Dakota-based small business Synthetik Applied Technologies, LLC to develop a targeted surface interrogation technology that quickly detects trace residues of explosives and illicit drugs on carry-on baggage, laptops and other items.

“The capabilities for screening, detection and identification of explosives...