"1st Detect Corporation was formed by Astrotech Corporation (ASTC) to develop and commercialize miniature mass spectrometer technology first developed under an agreement with NASA for use on the International Space Station. 1st Detect offers a breakthrough miniature mass spectrometer that fills an unmet need by being highly accurate, rapid, lightweight, and cost-effective. "
They are trying to develop similar technology to ours.
Who cares. Their product was developed for laboratory use to detect substances found in space. They have had products like these for years to analyze dirt.
They have not and will not compete in our industry. Our product was designed for info structure, corporate and national defense. You can't compare the dollars spent on national defense, corporate and info structure to the market they are selling into. Our product is a necessity in a very dangerous world. It has infinite applications.