The company designs and sells security devices. In its N.O.t.E.S (Nano-Optic Technology for Enhanced Security) application, commercially viable nanotechnology has been designed into specialized optics yielding unique signatures that cannot be reproduced by a counterfeit.
Nicoya is a nanotechnology company developing novel sensor products. The company's flagship product is OpenSPR - a compact, sensitive, and affordable surface plasmon resonance instrument for molecular analysis.
The company manufactures nano-architectures for a variety of applications. Their core activities are related to developing enhanced photonic devices for chemical and biomolecular sensing. Other major applications include solar energy harvesting, regenerative tissue and micro-fluidics. One of their most highly developed technologies, the SERS Sensor may be used for pharmaceutical and environmental pollutant detection. The working principal is based on Raman spectroscopy. It is the first Raman based molecular sensor that relies on a traditionally inactive plasmonic materials. Control of stability, corrosion resistance, biocompatibility etc. are now much more accessible to R&D labs and process engineers.
Photon etc. is at the forefront of optical technology, developing hyperspectral imaging and Bragg grating spectroscopic instruments that work from ultraviolet to infrared. Founded in 2002 by Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, then a Researcher at the California Institute of Technology, Photon etc. is both a research and development company and a specialized manufacturer of photonic measurement and analysis instruments.
The Quantum Valley Investment Fund will provide commercialization funding, expertise and support for researchers that develop breakthroughs in Quantum Information Science that can reasonably lead to new commercializable technologies and applications.