Focused on the next generation of chemical sensor and chemical detection devices, the emphasis of Seacoast Science is on the development of gas sensors for a variety of markets including leak detection, military, homeland security, air quality monitoring, and emission gas detection. 

The core technology is based on a Seacoast Science designed MEMS-based capacitive platform. Combined with specific chemically-selective polymers this technology platform is easily adapted to meet many chemical sensing applications.   More...

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Handheld detector systems
Seacoast Science's current handheld detection systems weigh less than four ounces (100g) yet are rugged enough to be deployed aboard unmanned air vehicles or individual soldiers. The handheld detection systems can also be utilized in fixed locations, such as office building entrances, factories or airport baggage check-in. We are currently designing systems for defense applications, government agencies, national laboratories and first responders.

Educational Mini GC Plus 
Seacoast Science and Vernier Software and Technology, a leading provider of scientific technology for educators, have release the new Mini GC Plus.  This release provides upgraded features.  The features include higher maximum temperature, offering more flexibility in designing temperature profiles.  And  two level sensitivity settings for the improved sesnor. The Mini GC Plus Provids teachers with latest and most advanced analytical tools.

About the size of a shoe box, the Vernier Mini GC Plus Uses Seacoast's advanced MEMS sensor technology. Our detector along with a custom designed software-controlled internal flow and heating system, allow for the use of normal room air as a carrier gas. This makes the system ideal for use in a class room setting.   Learn More About the Vernier Mini GC

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Seacoast is awarded an SBIR research grant by The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), This research grant is for development of  A Novel Portable Detection Device for Neonicotinoids: Surveillance of their Presence and Link to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.


Seacoast Science’s work  with a portable gas chromatography (GC) using a quartz crystal microbalances (QCMs) detector is highlighted by 
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A paper Co-authored by Dr. Marcel Benz a Principal Scientist at Seacoast Science, entitled “High Temperature Mass Detection Using a Carbon Nanotube Bilayer Modified, Quartz Crystal Microbalance as a GC Detector” was published in “Analytical Chemistry”  available online 1/28/2015. DOI: 10.1021/ac504101a


As part of National Chemistry Week, Dr. William K. Tolley, Sr. Research Scientist at Seacoast Science demonstrated the functionality of Seacoast’s Mini GC at ChemExpo 2014.  Seacoast is currently developing a Mini GC to monitor the health of plants by detecting off gassing by plant when a plant is under stress. San Diego’s  ChemExpo is hosted by Miramar College Chemistry Faculty in collaboration the San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).


Seacoast Science wins National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Phase I  to advance NIST technologies to the marketplace .   Dr. William Tolley will lead the effort to develop Temperature Wave Focusing Chromatography.


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP)- highlight Seacoast Science’s recent publication discussing the development of a Low-Cost, Unattended Vapor Intrusion Monitoring in their August 2014 Research Brief 236.  Click here to see more


Dr. William Tolley presented a paper  "Chemicapacitor Detectors in Gas Chromatography" (W. K. TOLLEY, S. V. Patel), as part of the  Chemistry and Biochemistry Session of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Division Annual Meeting, University of California, Riverside, California,

June  2014

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), awards Seacoast Science, Inc. an SBIR research grant for development of  their Unattended Monitoring for Greenhouse Crop Health. 


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