Akita Innovations LLC is a small business and non-traditional defense contractor specializing in development of novel chemicals, materials, and sensor systems for U.S. government and commercial customers. Our expertise includes synthetic and polymer chemistry and thermally & light-cured coatings, light absorbing and emitting chemicals and coatings, production of energetic materials including encapsulated oxidizers, and sensory materials and systems. We design and produce specialty chemicals and polymers at small scales and selectively-permeable membranes and coatings that protect surfaces from chemical and biological agents. Our laboratory in Billerica, MA is fully equipped and licensed for chemical synthesis and handling of hazardous materials. Akita frequently works for or partners with U.S. government agencies as well as small and large companies and universities.