Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > APIX Technology Introduces Industry’s First Gas Chromatography Device Based on Silicon Nano-scale Components: GCAPTM Targets a Range of Industrial Applications as well as Research Labs, Advanced Gas Analysis and Biomedical Screening

Abstract:
Analytical Pixels Technology (APIX) today announced the release of its first commercial product: GCAPTM, a gas chromatography device designed for a variety of industrial and petrochemical applications, including process monitoring, energy distribution, safety and security and environmental control.

APIX Technology Introduces Industry’s First Gas Chromatography Device Based on Silicon Nano-scale Components: GCAPTM Targets a Range of Industrial Applications as well as Research Labs, Advanced Gas Analysis and Biomedical Screening

Grenoble, France | Posted on February 14th, 2013

This device, designed, assembled and tested by APIX, is based on nano-scale silicon components licensed from the CEA-Leti and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The silicon components are manufactured in Leti's advanced semiconductor facility in Grenoble and system assembly and test are performed in APIX's facility in Grenoble.

"GCAP's very flexible, versatile architecture, based on high-density silicon columns and sensors, means GCAP can be configured to perform in a number of different modes, including conventional, multi-dimensional or concurrent analysis," said Dr. Pierre Puget, APIX co-founder and CTO. "This makes it the ideal tool for research laboratories, advanced gas analysis, and complex applications such as biomedical screening.

"One of GCAP's key features is its ability to work with a number of different carrier gases," Puget continued. "This is made possible by the extreme sensitivity of the silicon nano-scale sensors at the heart of the system."

In particular, the ability of GCAPTM to work with scrubbed air as a carrier gas in lieu of expensive, cumbersome bottled gases allows easy in-situ deployment, nearly real-time analysis, and a significant reduction in operating costs.

Additional major features of GCAPTM include its ability to:

-separate and precisely quantify individual molecules among hundreds of interfering substances, depending on architectural configurations
-limit detection for most chemical compounds below 1 parts-per-million without pre-concentration and in the parts-per-billion range with pre-concentration
-reduce the volume of analyte required to less than 10 microliters, and the volume of carrier gas to less than 1 milliliter
-analyze most chemicals is less than one minute

The performance of GCAPTM, which is available for beta testing, has been well demonstrated with alkanes, permanent gases, volatile organic compounds and other materials.

APIX will be present at PITTCON 2013 in Philadelphia (PA, USA), March 17-21,
Booth 441.

####

About Analytical Pixels Technology (APIX)
Analytical Pixels Technology (APIX) was created in 2011 to manufacture and sell gas chromatography products based on joint research by CEA-Leti and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Using APIX’s highly integrated, silicon-based multi-gas analysis devices, customers are able to bring the full power of gas chromatography in-situ and perform real-time monitoring at reduced costs compared to standard technologies. APIX-designed silicon devices are manufactured at Leti’s Grenoble, France, site, one of the world’s leading CMOS and MEMS facilities. APIX is headquartered in Grenoble, and has engineering and business operations in the United States.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Philippe Andreucci
Tel: +33 4 38 78 63 24


Elie Braun (USA)
Tel: +1 310 740 2308

Copyright © Analytical Pixels Technology (APIX)

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

JPK talks with Dr Frank Lafont, Director of the BioImaging Center Lille (BICeL) about the use of the NanoWizard® AFM together with fluorescence microscopy in the study of living cells June 19th, 2018

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands June 19th, 2018

Executives Explore Key Megatrends and Innovations in MEMS, Sensors, Imaging Tech at SEMI-MSIG European Summits: Speakers to share developments in smart automotive, smart cities, smart industrial, biomedical, consumer and IoT, September 19-21, 2018 in Grenoble, France June 19th, 2018

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Chemistry

Quantum Interference May Be Key to Smaller Insulators: Breakthrough could jumpstart further miniaturization of transistors June 6th, 2018

Density gradient ultracentrifugation for colloidal nanostructures separation and investigation June 5th, 2018

From Face Recognition to Phase Recognition: Neural Network Captures Atomic-Scale Rearrangements: Scientists use approach analogous to facial-recognition technology to track atomic-scale rearrangements relevant to phase changes, catalytic reactions, and more May 31st, 2018

Northwestern researchers predict materials to stabilize record-high capacity lithium-ion battery: Advancement could pave the way for less expensive, longer-lasting batteries for electric vehicles May 29th, 2018

Announcements

JPK talks with Dr Frank Lafont, Director of the BioImaging Center Lille (BICeL) about the use of the NanoWizard® AFM together with fluorescence microscopy in the study of living cells June 19th, 2018

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands June 19th, 2018

Executives Explore Key Megatrends and Innovations in MEMS, Sensors, Imaging Tech at SEMI-MSIG European Summits: Speakers to share developments in smart automotive, smart cities, smart industrial, biomedical, consumer and IoT, September 19-21, 2018 in Grenoble, France June 19th, 2018

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Tools

JPK talks with Dr Frank Lafont, Director of the BioImaging Center Lille (BICeL) about the use of the NanoWizard® AFM together with fluorescence microscopy in the study of living cells June 19th, 2018

Executives Explore Key Megatrends and Innovations in MEMS, Sensors, Imaging Tech at SEMI-MSIG European Summits: Speakers to share developments in smart automotive, smart cities, smart industrial, biomedical, consumer and IoT, September 19-21, 2018 in Grenoble, France June 19th, 2018

Nanometrics Updates Time of Webcast at Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference June 12th, 2018

Nano-saturn: Supramolecular complex formation: Anthracene macrocycle and C60 fullerene June 8th, 2018

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project