Advanced Nano Technologies

Company Advanced Nano Technologies
Type SME
Sector Photonics
Engagement Innovation Voucher

Company Overview

Advanced Nano Technologies is an early stage company developing a new portable solution for Raman spectroscopic measurements, which are commonly used in chemistry to provide a structural fingerprint by which molecules can be identified. The new tool developed called the “Flipper” is designed to be a lightweight portable Raman spectroscope. The company wanted to test its capability and accuracy against a higher end machine and also across a variety of materials that it could measure.

Engagement with CAPPA

Being highly active in this area, CAPPA were able to provide a detailed and extensive comparative study of the performance of the instrument. CAPPA also has access to a range of materials that were used to look at measurement variation and consistency. CAPPA were able to advise on particular improvements that could be made and hope to continue to work with the company in developing a new version of the tool. CAPPA were able to help Advanced Nano Technologies with access to experienced research and development personnel, provide detailed analysis of the operation of the unit and performance goals, were able to provide the ability to use facilities in other sites as appropriate and provide structured testing and benchmarking.

“CAPPA has demonstrated professionalism, efficiency, initiative, expertise and above all a very clear understanding of the need to address our industrial requirements. The company will have absolutely no hesitation in working with CAPPA in the future and will be recommending their services to others. We expect, given the very good test results from the Innovation Voucher scheme, to be able to produce some product applications notes for pharmaceutical forensics that we believe will help the marketing of our novel technology. We would like to collaborate with CAPPA in delivering a new generation of spectroscopic application technologies for the pharmaceutical industry, forensics, medicine, biotechnology, and environmental science.”

Dr Norman McMillan, Co-Founder