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Block MEMS Receives Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration
Southborough, Massachusetts – January 20, 2021
Block MEMS, a developer of chemical detection products for safety and security, recently was honored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) with a Tibbetts Award for technological achievements and commercial success involving its laser-based chemical detection systems
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Block MEMS Awarded $1.7 Million DHS-CWMD Contract to Detect Chemical Threats on Shipped Parcels
Southborough, Massachusetts – August 12, 2020
Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) for on-the-move standoff detection of trace quantities of drugs such as fentanyl, explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic chemicals on parcels shipped to and within the United States.
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Block Engineering Launches Next Generation of Its LaserWarn Chemical Threat Detection Product
Southborough, Massachusetts – July 21, 2020
Block Engineering, LLC, a developer of open-path, wide-area chemical detection products, has released the next generation of its award-winning LaserWarn product family.
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Articles and Videos

LaserWarn Chemical Detection System Product Video
November 2020

Video from IARPA on the SILMARILS chemical detection program, featuring Block's technology
November 2020

Shine a Light: Laser Spectrometers Aid in the Detection of Hazardous Chemicals
February 2020
Block's SBIR contract allowed the company to build the foundation of its Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology, eventually resulting in the current product line of QCL-based chemical detection for military and commercial applications. Daniel Cavicchio, Block's executive chairman, explained that "Block wouldn’t have developed this technology if it hadn’t been for the SBIR program."
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