Columbia, SC (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Multivariate Optical Element innovator Cirtemo announced today that it will present at the 27th annual International Forum and Exhibition for Process Analytical Technology (Process Analysis and Control)-IFPAC® Meeting, Jan. 22-25, 2013 in Baltimore, MD, USA. IFPAC® is the industry's premier event relating to the techniques of Industrial Process Analysis, Process Knowledge and Quality Control.
As part of its presentation, Cirtemo experts will provide a technology overview and real-life example applications of how OEMs and end users have leveraged the patented Multivariate Optical Element platform to build a new class of smart sensors to detect and/or measure chemical compounds to control their processes.
“IFPAC attendees will also learn how classic industrial photometers are transformed in to powerful optical systems that are capable of making laboratory grade spectroscopic measurements for real-time and in-line monitoring and process control,” said Jason Williamson, Cirtemo founder.
Members of Cirtemo’s technical team will present Multivariate Optical Computing: Smarter Optical Sensors for Process Monitoring at the Thursday PM VIII session, Process Analysis (Spectroscopy/Sensors/Probes/Optics).
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, for example industrial photometers, to perform high value detection and analysis at the speed of light, to a variety of industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food and beverage, pet nutrition, environmental, plastics, semi-conductor and multiple cleantech applications.
The company primarily partners with Optical Filter Manufacturers (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 industrial hyper-spectral imaging 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, 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 over eight figures ($XXM) for the company, and the transaction generated the largest royalty payment in history ever paid to the University of South Carolina ($2.4M).
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, pet nutrition, environmental, plastics, and multiple cleantech applications. For more information, visit http://www.cirtemo.com or call 803-467-4189