Nov. 4, 2005 — Owlstone Nanotech Inc., a developer of nanotechnology-based chemical detection products, announced a beta testing program with Kidde, the global fire and safety group.
Owlstone said its nano-fabricated chemical detection system will be tested for suitability in the next generation of Kidde’s safety detection, prevention and protection systems.
Owlstone is developing a revolutionary micro-machined gas sensor, which, with its associated electronics and software, provides what is in effect an analytical instrument on a chip, programmable for a range of analytes. The technology holds significant promise for the cost-effective detection of volatile organic compounds related to pre-combustion fire events and indoor air quality monitoring. These are currently very difficult to detect and differentiate in an inexpensive manner using existing chemical sensors.