SpectraFluidics Lands $1.3M From TSA

Santa Barbara-based SpectraFluidics, the developer of chemical detection and analysis technology, reported yesterday that it has been awarded a $1.3 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration. The firm said the contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will go towards developing and validating a vapor detection system for detecting homemade explosives. SpectraFluidics' technology is used to detect trace vapor chemicals. The company is headed by Phil Strong.