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Owlstone has developed a complete chemical detection system on a chip. The Owlstone detector is a revolutionary dime-sized device, a Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometer (FAIMS) that can be programmed to detect a wide range of chemical agents that may be present in extremely small quantities.

Using leading-edge micro- and nano- fabrication techniques, Owlstone has created a complete chemical detection system that is one hundred times smaller and one thousand times cheaper than existing technology's.

There are numerous applications — across industries from security and defense to automotive and healthcare — that depend on the rapid, accurate detection and measurement of chemical compounds.

Owlstone works with market leaders within these applications to integrate its detector into next generation chemical sensing products and solutions. Owlstone's technology offers a unique combination of benefits, including: small size, low manufacturing costs, minimal power consumption, reduced false-positives, and a customizable platform.

At the heart of this platform is a ground-breaking solid state sensor whose operational parameters can be fine-tuned to detect a wide range of airborne or dissolved chemical agents in extremely small quantities. Originally developed by the company's founders at the University of Cambridge, these pioneering technologies have already won Owlstone widespread commercial and academic recognition.

Owlstone occupies a new 10,000 sq/feet facility on the Cambridge Science Park.

Owlstone Ltd
127 Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road
Cambridge, UK