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Block Engineering Deploys PORTHOS Chemical Detection Systems for Japanese Olympics
Southborough, Massachusetts – June 5, 2019
Block Engineering, LLC announced today that its PORTHOS™ automated chemical detection system has been deployed with the Japan Disaster Management Agency at three locations in Japan. Read the full press release.

Block Engineering Moves to a New, Larger Facility
Southborough, Massachusetts – April 2, 2018
Effective April 1, 2018, Block Engineering/MEMS, LLC (Block) has moved to a new, larger facility. Its new address is: 132 Turnpike Road (Rt. 9), Suite 110, Southborough, MA 01772. Read the full press release.

Block Engineering's LaserWarn Environmental Gas Monitor Wins Prism Award
Marlborough, Massachusetts – February 8, 2018
Block Engineering, LLC (Block) has won the SPIE 2018 Best Product Prism Award for Environmental Monitoring. The award was given to Block for its LaserWarn™ Analyzer based on next generation quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). The prize was announced on January 31st, 2018 at a black-tie gala in San Francisco, held during SPIE's Photonics West Conference, the largest event in the field. Read the full press release.

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Upcoming Events

April 17, 2019  |  Baltimore, MD
Block Engineering's CEO Dr. Petros Kotidis will be giving a talk titled "Breakthrough Applications of Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) for Standoff Detection of Explosives and Chemical and Biological Targets" at SPIE DSS on Wednesday, April 17th from 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM at the Industry Stage – Exhibition Hall.

In this presentation, Dr. Kotidis will be describing several breakthrough standoff applications, including real-time, multicomponent gas detection and identification for large area protection against chemical attacks, long-standoff detection of trace chemicals including explosives on a variety of real-world surfaces, and detection of biological threats.

For a full list of upcoming events, you may visit our events page.

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For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been a leader in chemical detection and gas analysis technology.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our Quantum Cascade Laser and FTIR products.

Block Engineering
132 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: (508) 251-3100
Fax: (508) 281-0334