Griffin, ICx merge, bolstering ICx’s chemical detection offerings

Published 25 July 2006

ICx wanted to bolster its chemical detection division, so it merged with detection specialist Griffin

West Lafayette, Indiana-based Griffin Analytical Technologies has merged with Washington, D.C.-based ICx Technologies. ICx specializes in homeland security and emerging technologies that protect people and facilities against physical threats.

As part of the merger, Griffin Analytical Technologies (“Griffin”) will maintain its headquarters and research facilities at Purdue Research Park, where it employs twenty-eight people.

Griffin will become a wholly owned business unit of ICx Technologies, and will join the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Detection Division, an ICx division comprising firms offering a range of detection solutions from bio-threat to radiation to explosives. Griffin made a name for itself in the chemical detection field, and it will bring its premium-class chemical detection technology to the ICx portfolio, including the mass spectrometry-based Griffin 300 and Griffin 400. These products provide chemical detection information quickly and on-site.