Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > CEA-Leti and Caltech Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI Announce First Startup: Analytical Pixels Launched to Design, Manufacture, and Commercialize Analysis Systems Based on New Concept of Miniaturized Chromatography

Abstract:
Jean-Lou Chameau, president of the California Institute of Technology, and Laurent Malier, CEO of CEA-Leti, today announced the launch of Analytical Pixels (APIX), the first startup to emerge from their Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI.

CEA-Leti and Caltech Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI Announce First Startup: Analytical Pixels Launched to Design, Manufacture, and Commercialize Analysis Systems Based on New Concept of Miniaturized Chromatography

Paris, France | Posted on December 14th, 2011

APIX will design, manufacture, and bring to market analysis systems based on a new concept of miniaturized chromatography. By applying microelectronic technologies developed at CEA-Leti and Caltech, the founders of APIX created a new way to implement gas chromatography. It is based on Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) sensors. Building on this initial breakthrough, Leti and Caltech added significant new techniques in the field of components, electronics, and algorithms that led to the development of prototypes that are small, accurate, and fast.

Targeted applications include gas analysis for industrial processing in the petrochemical and natural gas distribution industries and analysis of ambient air quality. APIX, which is based in Paris, in the future also will target medical applications such as health screening through the analysis of biomarkers in a patient's breath.

Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) in Pasadena, Calif., and CEA-Leti formed the Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI (very large-scale-integration) in 2007 to realize the oft-cited potential of nanoscale systems. To date, very few beachheads have been attained in the domain of active nanosystems, largely due to the monumental challenge of merging the separate methodologies of nanoscale bio/chemical sensor-device fabrication and state-of-the-art, foundry-scale microelectronics processing.

Transforming Prototypes into Robust Systems

Leti researchers have been collaborating with Caltech/KNI scientists to transform academic, nanotechnology-based prototypes into robust, complex sensing systems. The initial focus of the alliance has been on large-scale integration of bio/chemical sensors. This involves developing proven academic nanoscale methodologies into well-validated microelectronic foundry processes at the wafer scale. The effort involves researchers working in the areas of chemical functionalization, NEMS device physics, sensor-array architectures, integrated microfluidics, multiplexed multichannel electronic readout systems, and informatics-based signature detection algorithms.

"This first industrial initiative from the alliance is proof that the transatlantic cooperation, built on the partners' unity, has been essential in accelerating the maturation of scientific concepts initially elaborated in Caltech laboratories and adapted by Leti to meet large-scale, low-cost manufacturing requirements," said Dr. Chameau.

Malier cited the strong, innovative approach developed by the alliance between Caltech and CEA-Leti, which ranges from research to technology transfer.

"Its efficiency is proven through the joint creation of APIX. The disruptive approach supporting APIX opens the way to new products in various sectors," he said. "The Carnot program has strongly helped and supported the development of the technology and the cooperation."

The creation of Analytical Pixels will further advance the alliance's contributions in the field of gas sensing and will enable its research teams to explore other opportunities in the field of NEMS-based mass-spectrometry systems, nano-enabled measurement at the single-cell level, with nano-instrumentation focused on enabling transformational advances in medicine.

####

About CEA-Leti
Leti is an institute of CEA, a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. Leti is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. An anchor of the MINATEC campus, CEA-Leti operates 8,000-m˛ of state-of-the-art clean room space on 200mm and 300mm wafer platforms. It employs 1,400 scientists and engineers and hosts more than 190 Ph.D. students and 200 assignees from partner companies. CEA-Leti owns more than 1,700 patent families.

About Caltech

Based in Pasadena, a short distance from Los Angeles, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is one of the leading science and technology institutes in the world. Its mission is to enrich human knowledge for the good of society through interdisciplinary research that remains closely involved in teaching, while providing students with the skills and motivation they need to become creative members of society.

Drawing on an academic elite in every subject, Caltech has 2,000 students on undergraduate and graduate programs and 900 third-year students. It boasts one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the world. Given the small number of faculty staff and students, Caltech provides a unique environment for interdisciplinary scientific research through a broad range of academic and vocational courses, as well as contact with teaching staff and alumni who include 32 Nobel and 6 Crafoord prize-winners.

The exceptional resources available at Caltech include the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mont Palomar and Keck Observatories, and the Kavli Nanoscience Institute.

For more information, visit www.caltech.edu.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
CEA-Leti
Thierry Bosc
+33 4 38 78 31 95


Philippe Andreucci
+33 4 38 78 28 04


Agency
Amélie Ravier
+33 1 58 18 59 30

Copyright © CEA-Leti

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene October 24th, 2014

QuantumWise guides the semiconductor industry towards the atomic scale October 24th, 2014

MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase: Finalists Announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014 October 23rd, 2014

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas October 23rd, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014

Chemistry

Iranian, Malaysian Scientists Study Nanophotocatalysts for Water Purification October 23rd, 2014

Non-Toxic Nanocatalysts Open New Window for Significant Decrease in Reaction Process October 19th, 2014

QD Vision Wins Prestigious Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency October 16th, 2014

Openings/New facilities/Groundbreaking/Expansion

HP Supercomputer at NREL Garners Top Honor October 19th, 2014

Graphenea opens US branch October 16th, 2014

NEMS

Carbyne morphs when stretched: Rice University calculations show carbon-atom chain would go metal to semiconductor July 21st, 2014

LetiDays Grenoble to Present Multiple Perspectives on Development, Challenges and Markets for the IoT April 14th, 2014

Columbia engineers make world's smallest FM radio transmitter: Team demonstrates new application of graphene using positive feedback November 18th, 2013

Revisiting quantum effects in MEMS: New calculations shows that the influence of quantum effects on the operating conditions of nanodevices has, until now, been overestimated November 15th, 2013

Nanomedicine

NYU Researchers Break Nano Barrier to Engineer the First Protein Microfiber October 23rd, 2014

Iranian Scientists Apply Nanotechnology to Produce Surgery Suture October 23rd, 2014

RF Heating of Magnetic Nanoparticles Improves the Thawing of Cryopreserved Biomaterials October 23rd, 2014

Sopping up proteins with thermosponges: Researchers develop novel nanoparticle platform that proves effective in delivering protein-based drugs October 22nd, 2014

Sensors

MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase: Finalists Announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014 October 23rd, 2014

Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI), 2014, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 1-24 October 22nd, 2014

Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires October 20th, 2014

Graphenea opens US branch October 16th, 2014

Announcements

Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene October 24th, 2014

QuantumWise guides the semiconductor industry towards the atomic scale October 24th, 2014

Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection October 23rd, 2014

Tools

Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene October 24th, 2014

National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light' October 23rd, 2014

Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

Environment

Iranian, Malaysian Scientists Study Nanophotocatalysts for Water Purification October 23rd, 2014

Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires October 20th, 2014

Physicists build reversible laser tractor beam October 20th, 2014

Plastic nanoparticles also harm freshwater organisms October 18th, 2014

Energy

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas October 23rd, 2014

Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity October 22nd, 2014

Could I squeeze by you? Ames Laboratory scientists model molecular movement within narrow channels of mesoporous nanoparticles October 21st, 2014

Industrial

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity October 22nd, 2014

New Nanocomposites Help Elimination of Toxic Dyes October 15th, 2014

Perpetuus Carbon Group Receives Independent Verification of its Production Capacity for Graphenes at 140 Tonnes per Annum: Perpetuus Becomes the First Manufacturer in the Sector to Allow Third Party Audit October 7th, 2014

Bilbao (Spain) to welcome 1500 delegates at international event: ImagineNano 2015 and Graphene 2015 under the same roof October 2nd, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

European Commission opens the gate towards the implementation of Nanomedicine Translation Hub October 16th, 2014

IRLYNX and CEA-Leti to Streamline New CMOS-based Infrared Sensing Modules Dedicated to Human-activities Characterization October 15th, 2014

New VDMA Association "Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies" founded: Inaugural Meeting in Frankfurt/Main, Germany October 15th, 2014

VDMA photonics steering committee with new members stronger than ever October 14th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE





  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE