CannabisNewsBreaks – Astrotech Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ASTC) TRACER 1000(TM) Receives ‘Approved’ Status on Air Cargo Security Technology List

Astrotech (NASDAQ: ASTC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, 1st Detect Corporation, today announced that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) has approved the TRACER 1000(TM) for the Air Cargo Security Technology List (“ACSTL”) following thorough assessment by the TSA QG2 Technical Review Panel (“TRP”). Following the approval, regulated parties in the U.S., such as the air cargo market, which are required to use the ACSTL, can now purchase the TRACER 1000. This approval, the announcement noted, advances the TRACER 1000 to Stage II testing. Once the field testing is successfully completed, the TRACER 1000 will move to the “Qualified” section of the ACSTL. “Being listed as ‘approved’ on the ACSTL is an important milestone for the company. We are now the first and only mass spectrometer ETD on the ACSTL. We look forward to selling the TRACER 1000 to the regulated air cargo market in the United States as we continue to strengthen our domestic sales efforts. Also, we received a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (“CRADA”) from the TSA that advances the company to the next step in the ongoing TSA passenger checkpoint approval process. All of this is very exciting to be on the path to opening both the domestic cargo and domestic checkpoint markets,” Tom Pickens, CEO and CTO of Astrotech, said.

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About Astrotech Corporation

Astrotech is an innovative science and technology company that invents, acquires and commercializes technological innovations while building scalable companies to maximize shareholder value. 1st Detect develops, manufactures and sells trace detectors for use in the security and detection market. Astrotech is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit

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