Akita Innovations LLC uses advanced materials technologies to solve research and product development challenges for commercial and government customers. Akita brings a wealth of experience in novel materials and molecular systems to solve problems in sensing, thumb photonics and selectively permeable barriers for protection. These materials include light absorbing and emitting chemicals and materials, layered materials and coatings designed for selective permeation of water and hazardous gasses and liquids, and polymeric materials with unique optical and structural properties. Akita’s expertise also includes particulate production, modification, and measurement and the design and production of prototype instrumentation for air and water hazard detection. Akita conducts both contract research and development and internally-funded research and development of advanced materials and instruments for commercial sale.