Seattle Sensor Systems R&D

We have taken a validated technology, used since 1990 in the laboratory, and miniaturized it to a rugged lunch-box size, while maintaining the sensitivity and accuracy.

The development of our 'laboratory on a chip' has occurred over the past 10 years, with approximately $8M in grant funding through the University of Washington (UW).

Texas Instruments (TI) drew from UW scientists to develop the Spreeta chip in the 1990s as a way to begin to commercialize SPR detection. The engineering department worked with the SPR Lab over the next few years to implement a number of working prototypes, successfully reducing the size of the device.

Miniaturizing continues, and newer, smaller and more portable devices are being researched and developed. During this time, numerous protocols have been developed so that the level of analyte detection has increased in quality at a faster rate even than the miniaturization process.

Our customizable SPR instruments are portable, rugged, and installable. Take them out into the field or use them in your factory or laboratory setting.


SPIRIT installed in plane                           SPIRIT detecting toxins in factory