Tetramer Technologies was recently awarded a Phase III contract (DE-NA0002805) from the Department of Energy (DoE) for the development and commercialization of tamper-indicating coatings (TICs) that are intended to address unmet security needs in defense, global safeguards, and commercial authentication markets. The DoE and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have expressed a desire for advanced technologies that can reduce the threats associated with illicit tampering or access to high-security targets such as special nuclear materials, nuclear arms, and highly classified information technology. Tetramer has leveraged its nanocomposite materials platform technology to address the technical and operational pain points identified by the DoE and IAEA and has demonstrated the continued success of this research program from Phase I all the way to Phase III.
In addition to interest from the DoE and IAEA, Tetramer has developed working relationships with several industry-leading commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) technology vendors. The valuable application-oriented feedback provided by these vendors will enable Tetramer to insert this technology into existing commercial markets. Potential applications for this technology include supply chain verification, authentication of consumer goods, and tamper-indication for pharmaceuticals, to name a few. To be more product-specific, Tetramer’s nanocomposites could soon be used to protect anything from nuclear fuel and weapons to your next package of prescription medications or a bottle fine wine.