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FEBRUARY 9, 2017 – ASTROTECH REPORTS SECOND QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) reported its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended December 31, 2016.
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SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 – 1st DETECT, AN ASTROTECH SUBSIDIARY, STRENGTHENS IP PORTFOLIO

1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a key patent for increasing the performance of the company’s unique ion trap mass spectrometer used for chemical analysis and detection. 1st Detect’s total patent count is now 17 U.S. and 6 international issued, and 7 U.S. and 10 international pending.
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August 23, 2016 – ASTROTECH’S 1st DETECT AND BATTELLE COLLABORATION AWARDED PHASE III OF THE DOD’S JPEO-CBD NEXT GENERATION CHEMICAL DETECTION SOLUTION

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) subsidiary 1st Detect Corporation and strategic partner Battelle Memorial Institute completed the Brassboard Phase and were awarded the Final Prototype Phase of the US military’s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) Multi-Sample Identifier (MSI) Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction Program.
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May 4, 2016 – 1st Detect Builds Upon Its Patent Portfolio For Chemical Analyzers

1st Detect Corporation was awarded three patents by the United States Patent Office (USPTO) enabling the field use of ion trap chemical analyzers in harsh and demanding environments.
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March 9, 2016 – Department of Homeland Security Awards Contract to Smiths Detection and Astrotech Subsidiary 1st Detect for Next Generation Explosives Trace Detection Systems

1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech (NASDAQ:ASTC), has partnered with Smiths Detection Inc. – a subsidiary of Smiths Group (LSE: SMIN, ADR: SMGZY) to develop next generation explosives trace detection (ETD) systems for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) using 1st Detect’s breakthrough chemical analyzer technology.
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