The main revenue generator for the company has been the field of criminal forensics, for instance in the sub-field of fiber forensics. One of the company's early customers was the Los Angeles Police Department. The company has also been a contracted equipment supplier to the United States government.
The company's founder, with Jumi Lee, and chief executive officer as of 2011, was Paul Martin. Both founders, who started the company using their own savings, have PhDs from Carnegie Mellon University, Lee in chemical physics, Martin in biophysical chemistry.