Nicoya Lifesciences is a company developing innovative medical diagnostic products using nanotechnology. Their goal is to provide consumers with new diagnostic tools that are affordable, connected, and intuitive, allowing them better control over their own health and wellness. Nicoya is using a proprietary nanoparticle sensor for blood protein biomarker diagnostics.
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.
Precision Molecular offers a unique and proprietary line of ALD precursors for the deposition of copper and gold thin films. The resultant films have been shown to have excellent performance under ALD deposition processes, producing thin uniform continuous films and seed layers over large areas and in high aspect ratio features. Kilogram scale manufacturing of the materials allow for full-scale industry adoption.