The company provide technical support in material characterisation for chemists, biologists, researchers and industrialists in Ireland. They service over 200 companies in pharmachem, minerals, food, pigments and increasingly in research with nanotechnology and biotech at the top of the list.
Phase Focus is bringing to market a range of products and services based on its proprietary Phase Focus Virtual Lens - a disruptive technology that is revolutionising the performance of imaging instrumentation and bringing new user value to a wide range of analytical applications from stain-free cell imaging and quantitative electron phase microscopy to ophthalmic lens metrology and beyond. By eliminating the need for conventional focussing devices, the Virtual Lens enables new applications and novel analytical capabilities in markets as diverse as life sciences and semiconductor process control, and in multiple wavelength regimes - visible light, X-ray, electron, and more.
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 company devotes its resources exclusively to the technology of fluorescence instrumentation and designs, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optical instruments. Their products are used in leading laboratories around the world for medical research, health care, industrial process, quality control, environmental science and other applications.
Picarro produces ultra-trace gas analyzers for environmental monitoring, automotive emission testing and high-tech manufacturing. Picarro's Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) instruments are setting new standards for sensitivity, speed, selectivity and ease-of-use in trace gas detection for monitoring greenhouse gases, reducing diesel emissions, advancing semiconductor manufacturing, and improving petrochemical processing.
PICOCAL is a technology-based venture whose objective is to provide novel measurement solutions to its customers. The company's first product is a MEMS scanning thermal probe that enables users to quickly and clearly view and measure thermal properties at the nanoscale.
Q-Sense develops and markets research instruments based on the patented Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring (QCM-D) technology. Since 1999, when the first commercial system for measurements in liquid was launched, Q-Sense has become the leading supplier of acoustic resonator based instruments for molecular binding events taking place on various surfaces.
The revolutionary technology of QuantomiX solves the problem of preparing wet samples for high-resolution imaging. It closes the resolution gap between conventional electron microscopy and light microscopy and offers the convenient sample preparation of light microscopy.
The initial product offering from Quickshot XRF focuses on two main applications; precious metal analysis and hazardous substance detection. Additional instruments and software packages are in development to provide low-cost options to organizations that require accurate coating thickness measurements and alloy verification.
The company is an independent validation, parts cleanliness, and method development testing lab. rap.ID applies the latest automated particle identification and characterization technolgies to foreign particle dilemmas to quickly solve or avoid regulatory issues.
Retsch Technology develops and sells state-of-the-art optical measuring systems for particle characterization. The products cover a wide measuring range from 1 nm to 30 mm and allow for the analysis of 1) Particle size of colloidal materials, emulsions, suspensions, dispersions, powders and granulates and 2) Particle shape of powders and granulates.
Rtec Instruments specializes in tribology high tech instrument design and manufacturing. They offer products for both nanotechnology and traditional industries including tribometers, high temperature indenters, 3d profilometers, optical profilometer, atomic force microscope, mechanical property tester, film thickness measurement, stress tester.