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
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
127 Cambridge Science Park