GreyScan Australia Pty Ltd is the inventor and manufacturer of Australian trace detection technology. Established in 2015 to develop and commercialise the ETD-100 inorganic explosive trace detector, GreyScan established its home in Port Melbourne in 2018, where it continues to develop and manufacture ground-breaking screening tools for global demand. Since the initial award-winning R&D undertaken in conjunction with the University of Tasmania (GreyScan was awarded the 2019 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia), GreyScan has invested $35M to grow its manufacturing facilities in Australia. GreyScan's ETD-100 has been developed over a number of years and with significant private and government investment to be fast, accurate, portable and easy to use. The ETD-100 is in use by global Government agencies including the Australian Federal Police and German Federal Police, as a valuable tool in the detection of explosives.
Terrorists have moved away from using organic military style explosives. Agencies need to define and address detection of inorganic explosives which now account for over 80% of all incidents worldwide