Sionex

Sector:
Information Technology

Location:
Waltham, MA

Year Funded:
2002

Status:
Active

Status:
www.sionex.com


Summary:
Sionex, Inc. is developing a breakthrough sensor-on-a-chip chemical detector technology.  The detector is based on a proprietary technology platform known as DMS (Differential Mobility Spectrometry) that allows highly sensitive chemical detectors to be built as integrated circuit components that can be manufactured very cheaply and reproducibly.  It is anticipated that Sionex will develop sensors that can be hand-held or smaller, with sensitivity and selectivity comparable to much larger and more expensive laboratory instruments. Sionex plans to use its sensor chips for a wide variety of applications including explosives/narcotics detection, chemical warfare detection and industrial process control.