Cirtemo to Launch Partnership Program For Optical Filter Manufacturers at Photonics West 2013

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Multivariate Optical Element innovator Cirtemo announced today that the company will unveil a novel partnership program for Optical Filter Manufacturers

Multivariate Optical Element innovator Cirtemo announced today that the company will unveil a novel partnership program for Optical Filter Manufacturers (OFMs) at the SPIE Photonics West 2013 exhibition this year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 5-7. SPIE Photonics West 2013 is the leading conference for biophotonics and biomedical optics, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and photonics.

“With more and more market competition emerging and tremendous downward pressures on pricing, OFMs are looking for opportunities to differentiate their optical filter and coating product lines in the market place while also helping their customers achieve more from their optical systems,” said Jason Williamson, Cirtemo founder. “With our patented Multivariate Optical Element platform, OFMs can now provide their customers with filters and coatings which can measure and detect complex chemicals, dyes and attributes that are not possible with traditional filters and coatings. By partnering with Cirtemo, OFMs can now differentiate themselves in the marketplace, and capture more revenue from existing and new customers.”

During the conference, Cirtemo experts will provide a technology and business overview of how OFMs and their customers can leverage the patented Multivariate Optical Element platform. The company will also host several free “lunch and learn” sessions and private briefings to discuss the new Optical Filter Manufacturer partnership program throughout the week. To participate or to learn more about Cirtemo’s partnership program, e-mail: partners(at)cirtemo(dot)com.

“With our help, OFMs can produce Multivariate Optical Elements with their existing deposition equipment and materials, thus extending and leveraging their existing investments in capital equipment and technical expertise,” said Dr. Ryan Priore, Cirtemo CTO. “From next generation Life Science instrumentation to industrial sensors to medical devices, our patented Multivariate Optical Element platform enables Optical Filter Manufacturer’s customers the ability to tackle very complex applications.”

Cirtemo designs and manufactures patented optical filters, called Multivariate Optical Elements, which are encoded to detect/measure complex chemical compounds and attributes. Its patented Multivariate Optical Element platform enables optical systems, to perform high value detection and analysis at the speed of light, to a variety of industries.

Cirtemo primarily partners with OFMs and Optical Component and System Manufacturers (OCSMs). The Multivariate Optical Element platform allows OFMs and OCSMs to differentiate their offerings with a well-protected IP position and enable their customers to tackle new applications that are not possible with traditional optical filters and coatings. Cirtemo is also engaged with key collaborators who are working to develop Multivariate Optical Element based systems for life science and other high value applications.

Cirtemo is the second company to be founded to commercialize the patented Multivariate Optical Element platform that was discovered by Dr. Michael Myrick at the University of South Carolina. Prior to founding Cirtemo, Jason Williamson founded Ometric in 2005. Ometric successfully commercialized the Multivariate Optical Element platform in a wide variety of large industrial sectors, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, pet nutrition, mining, food and many others. The company was sold to Halliburton in 2011. Although the exact sale price of Ometric is considered confidential, Halliburton paid more than eight figures for the company, and the transaction generated the largest royalty payment in history ever paid to the University of South Carolina ($2.7M).

About Cirtemo
Cirtemo designs and manufactures patented optical filters, called Multivariate Optical Elements, which are encoded to detect/measure complex chemical compounds and attributes. Cirtemo’s patented Multivariate Optical Element platform enables optical systems to perform high value detection and analysis at the speed of light, to a variety of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical devices, agriculture, food and beverage, Semiconductors, pet nutrition, environmental, plastics, and multiple cleantech applications. For more information, visit http://www.cirtemo.com or call 803-467-4189.

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