SDC is an Ohio Corporation founded in 2003 by a group of dedicated scientists and engineers with a combined 125 years of R&D experience.  The company was founded to develop high sensitivity volatile organic compound sensors for a variety of niche markets such as insect and mold detection in post-harvest stored food products; detection of destructive insects such as termites; and detection of bed bugs. Other areas of interest are sensors for breath analysis for early detection of pulmonary fungal infections.  Our goals are aimed at protecting and improving quality of life worldwide.  The company has grown to five technical professional employees and has received $3 million in grants from the USDA, NSF, NIH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   The original research into this sensor technology was performed at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and licensed from CWRU Nicholas Smilanich, who recognized the powerful transformative properties of this technology while he was an Industrial Advisory Board member to Professor C.C. Liu’s Sensor Center at CWRU. Prof. Liu is an internationally recognized sensor expert and SDC continues a relationship with him. He is also a member of SDC’s technology advisory board. SDC intends to launch what will be the world’s first real-time, highly-sensitive insect sensor capable of detecting destructive insects at all stages of their lives in the food supply.