In 2009, United Science conducted several voice of the customer interviews.  One interviewee indicated that there was a need for sensors in the mining industry.   United Science started sensor research in May 2009 with the goal of providing unique sensing solutions to the mining industry.  As a result of this activity, United Science has licensed a sensing technology from the UMN and has gained the benefit of working with the worlds leader and inventor of fluorous sensing membranes.   In 2010, we sold our first alpha sensors and are in the process of adapting them as on-line sensors.