(PRWEB) January 28, 2013
Multivariate Optical Element innovator Cirtemo announced today that the company will unveil their next generation life science platform at the SPIE Photonics West 2013 exhibition this year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco February 2-3. SPIE BiOS is the leading conference for biomedical optics, diagnostics and therapeutics, biophotonics, optical microscopy, optical coherence tomography and optogenetics.
“Optical Filter Manufacturers, and Optical System Manufacturers who provide filters and develop instrumentation for life science and medical markets are very excited about our next generation Multivariate Optical Element platform,” said Jason Williamson, Cirtemo founder. “Their customers, including companies and end users who are developing next generation digital PCR applications, can achieve lower detection limits, unprecedented multiplexing, reduced cross-talk and much higher signal-to-noise.”
During the conference, Cirtemo experts will provide a technology overview of how OEMs and end users can leverage the patented Multivariate Optical Element platform to extend the use of their instruments and/or build a new class of optical systems to tackle new and challenging life science, medical device and high volume diagnostic applications. The company will also host several free “lunch and learn” sessions and private briefings to discuss the new Multivariate Optical Element platform throughout the week. To participate or to discuss specific applications, e-mail: info(at)cirtemo(dot)com.
“Life science instrumentation, including next generation PCR instruments, is trending toward smaller sample volumes. These instruments need to provide greater signal to noise and the ability to distinguish specific molecules or classes of molecules in very complex spectrally over lapping mixtures,” said Dr. Ryan Priore, Cirtemo CTO. “Our patented Multivariate Optical Element platform enables our customers to achieve these requirements without degrading or bleaching their samples.”
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 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 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 ($XXM) for the company, and the transaction generated the largest royalty payment in history ever paid to the University of South Carolina ($2.7M).
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.