Panametrics, Inc. was organized in 1960 as a high technology firm specializing in research and development in the physical sciences, with particular expertise in the area of acoustics, chemistry, and radiation physics. Since then, primary emphasis has been placed on the application of scientific principles to the development of highly specialized instruments and techniques for the measurement of physical and chemical parameters. These instruments are marketed extensively on a worldwide basis, both to industry and to government. Panametrics' corporate offices are located in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. This location places it at the center of an area that possesses a large portion of the nation's leading research organizations and universities. Highly skilled technical and engineering services are thus readily available.