Superpower for everybody
Researchers at the Dresden-based start-up company Senorics have developed a technology that makes the Superman’s powers of vision available to everyone. It works with newly developed organic mini-sensors. They are held in close proximity to an object and use infrared rays to relentlessly identify the optical ngerprint of each component, especially the organic ones. The information obtained is analysed in real time in a database, and the precise composition is then displayed on the screen of a mobile device.
The economy is very interested in the small sensors
The spectroscopy devices traditionally deployed for such analysis are gigantic and expensive. “What distin- guishes our sensors is their very small size, their low-cost production and their analysing capability,” says Ronny Timmreck. “This is a rst on the market.” A native Dres- dener, Timmreck is co-founder and managing director of Senorics, which was established in 2017 at TU Dresden.
Senorics with its 35-strong workforce has bene ted from regional economic development and is now claiming a large slice of the new market for compact everyday-use analysers. Potential customers include food companies, industrial manufacturers and retailers, i.e. anyone who wants to know quickly and reliably the hidden elements in liquids, solids or dust. X-ray vision for everyone!