Focused on the next generation of chemical sensor and chemical detection devices, the emphasis of Seacoast Science is on the development of gas sensors for a variety of markets including leak detection, military, homeland security, air quality monitoring, and emission gas detection. 

The core technology is based on a Seacoast Science designed MEMS-based capacitive platform. Combined with specific chemically-selective polymers this technology platform is easily adapted to meet many chemical sensing applications.   More...

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Handheld detector systems
Seacoast Science's current handheld detection systems weigh less than four ounces (100g) yet are rugged enough to be deployed aboard unmanned air vehicles or individual soldiers. The handheld detection systems can also be utilized in fixed locations, such as office building entrances, factories or airport baggage check-in. We are currently designing systems for defense applications, government agencies, national laboratories and first responders.

Educational Mini GC Plus 
Seacoast Science and Vernier Software and Technology, a leading provider of scientific technology for educators, have release the new Mini GC Plus.  This release provides upgraded features.  The features include higher maximum temperature, offering more flexibility in designing temperature profiles.  And  two level sensitivity settings for the improved sesnor. The Mini GC Plus Provids teachers with latest and most advanced analytical tools.

About the size of a shoe box, the Vernier Mini GC Plus Uses Seacoast's advanced MEMS sensor technology. Our detector along with a custom designed software-controlled internal flow and heating system, allow for the use of normal room air as a carrier gas. This makes the system ideal for use in a class room setting.   Learn More About the Vernier Mini GC

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January  2017

Seacoast Science’s portable and scalable evidence collection device for collecting and isolating powders is highlighted in COMBATING TERRORISM TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICE (CTTSO) 2016 Review Book. Follow this link  to see select pages of the review book. Click Here

December 2016

Seacoast is selected for a Phase II SBIR research award by the U.S. Army, to continue their investigation into graphene-based materials for wearable chemical detectors for personal protection.

September 2016

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke / NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) has been awarded a Phase II NIH research grant to Seacoast Science to complete the development and commercialize a rapid diagnostic tests and assays to identify biological markers consistent with cyanide exposure and the level of exposure.   Dr. Stephen T. Hobson will lead this effort for Seacoast.   Read More

September  2016

Seacoast Science and it’s Scalable Vacuum Evidentiary Powder Collection Device was selected by theTexas A&M Engineering Extension Service's Product Development Center (TEEX PDC) as a one of 11 company finalist to participate in the Defense to Response Technology Showcase.   The showcase give companies the opportunity to demonstrate their cutting edge technologies being developed for the Department of Defense (DoD) to leaders of public safety and homeland security.  Read More


Seacoast Science is awarded a SBIR Phase I contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a Flexible, Graphene-based Detector Arrays for Petrochemical Exposure Monitoring.           Dr. Sanjay V. Patel, Vice President of Research and CTO will lead research teams efforts during this project.


NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Seacoast Science a Phase I STTR for the development of advanced polymer-based micro-sensor for radiation detection and measurement.   Dr. Stephen Hobson, Principal Scientist and Director of Chemistry, will lead the efforts and will be working with MIT on the program.


The National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) has recently awarded Seacoast Science a Phase I STTR grant for $125,000 to develop low power and low mass Space Suit Environmental Protection sensors. The sensors will be targeting detection of CO2 and ammonia gasses.  Seacoast has teamed up with Case Western Reserve University for the development of the proposed sensor suite.


Dr. William Tolley, Sr. Scientist at Seacoast Science, delivered a talk entitled “FIELD-CAPABLE VAPOR INTRUSION MONITOR FOR UNATTENDED OPERATION” at the International Society of Automation’s 61st Analysis Division Symposium on April 26 -30 2016, Galveston, TX USA

November 2015

Seacoast Science’s Dr. William Tolley presents his USDA SBIR-funded research on detecting pesticides at the ACS's Western Regional Meeting and Cal. St. San Marcos:
W. K. Tolley, S. V. Patel, "Detecting Neonicotinoid Pesticides with QCM Detectors in a Gas Chromatograph," presentation #127, The 45th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 6-8, 2015, San Marcos, CA.


Seacoast Science’s Dr. Stephen T. Hobson gave a talk titled "Sensor for the detection of petroleum analytes in air and aqueous environment" at The 45th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 6-8, 2015, San Marcos, CA.


Seacoast is awarded a SBIR research contract by the U.S. Army, to investigate graphene-based materials for wearable chemical detectors for personal protection.


National Institute of Health’s  National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has awarded Dr. William K. Tolley of Seacoast Science a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for the development of a Smart Wearable Flex-circuit for Continuous Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring. 


U.S. Commerce Department through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) had awarded Seacoast Science a grant to continue it’s work on the advancement  and commercialize of  NIST-patented technology for Seacoast has licensed the NIST technology 'Recirculating Temperature Wave Focusing Chromatography,'  and is incorporating it into it’s a unique environmental monitor.
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Seacoast is awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to build a scalable vacuum for evidentiary powder collection. (Read More)


Seacoast is awarded an SBIR research grant by The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), This research grant is for development of  A Novel Portable Detection Device for Neonicotinoids: Surveillance of their Presence and Link to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.


Seacoast Science’s work  with a portable gas chromatography (GC) using a quartz crystal microbalances (QCMs) detector is highlighted by 
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A paper Co-authored by Dr. Marcel Benz a Principal Scientist at Seacoast Science, entitled “High Temperature Mass Detection Using a Carbon Nanotube Bilayer Modified, Quartz Crystal Microbalance as a GC Detector” was published in Analytical Chemistry available online 1/28/2015. DOI: 10.1021/ac504101a


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