The unique PickMol™ technology developed by Saftra Photonics is result of close connection between science, high-tech companies and customer needs and requirements. PickMol™ technology allows its use in a wide range of applications. PickMol™ technology is a green technology with maximum respect for the environment and health
Saftra Photonics s.r.o. is constantly developing and improving its PickMol™ technology. Development activities are focused on the improvement of Ramascope measuring device, evaluation software using neural network and the new chemical compounds identification and measurement.
OUR COMPANY PROFILE
PROGRESSIVE HIGH-TECH DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH COMPANY
Operating in the field of nanotechnology, photonics and biomedicine. The company’s research and development activities are mainly focused on the design, development and production of technologies for the detection of organic and inorganic chemical compounds in fluid samples.
PRODUCTS & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES UTILIZED IN VARIOUS AREAS
Utilized in all areas of industry and environmental health, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, military and security industry, beverage industry, milk and diary industry, food industry, wastewater management and environmental monitoring.
GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
No sample pre-treatment required. Result of the analysis is available in range of minutes and its interpretation does not require a professional or specially trained person. The technology is designed with the highest possible efficiency and cost optimization in mind.
THE MAIN PRODUCT OF SAFTRA PHOTONICS
PICKMOL™ SCREENING TECHNOLOGY
Complete analysis system represented by nano-optical chip (PickMol™ Sensing Chip), detection system (PickMol™ Ramascope), measurement and evaluation software (PickMol™ application) and database of pure forms of detected molecules (PickMol™ database).
COMPANY PROFILE VISUALIZATION
POOL OF IDEAS
Is my current analysis time & cost efficient?
Are there any nonhealthy chemical compounds in my products?
Do I live in a healthy environment?
Are my products within legal requirements in terms of chemical compound concentrations?
- Customer process evaluation
- Product or process proposal & evaluation
- Existing or customized product for customer needs
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Nano-optical chip (PickMol™ Sensing Chip)
Detection system (PickMol™ Ramascope)
Measurement and evaluation software (PickMol™ app)
Database of pure forms of detected molecules (PickMol™ database)
LATEST NEWS FROM SAFTRA PHOTONICS
The company has introduced the brand new product design of PickMol RAMASCOPE. The PickMol technology is now represented not only by its unique technology features but also by its unique design....
SAFTRA photonics PickMol has completed the procedure for the standardisation of new test method based on plasmonic enhanced Raman scattering for its application in the field of environmental...
As a part of the NanoScreen product strategy, the company has started its active presence on the North American continent. With the kind support of the Slovak-American Foundation the team has...
PickMol technology applied for multiplexing chip used for direct extractionless detections of pesticide molecules in milk was validated according to environmental test methods (CEN guide 2013)
SAFTRA photonics has completed the procedure for the standardisation process of the PickMolTM technology to verify it as an approved reference method for high-sensitive screening of Persistent...
SAFTRA photonics has already performed the test measurements to provide the procedure for the standardization process of the PickMolTM technology to verify it as an approved reference method for...
PickMol technology applied for “multiplexing chip” was validated according to environmental test methods (CEN guide 2013)
SAFTRA photonics has also completed the procedure for the standardisation process of the PickMolTM technology to verify it as an approved reference method for high-sensitive screening of Persistent...
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence
TRANSFORMED INTO SOLUTIONS
for Environment, Medicine, Industry & Society
Our vision is to develop our company Saftra Photonics to the level of an organization with international operations as a high-tech establishment focused on the development and application of nanotechnologies (nano-photonics) in the field of environment and industry.
The company’s activities are focused on the development and application of detection methods using Raman spectroscopy. Our continuous development is supported by cooperation with the universities and high-tech companies from the private sector.
Our goal is to bring customers high quality products and technologies with a high level of utilization and added value.
Saftra Photonics was established as spin-off from P.J. Safarik University. The development and the business strategies of the company are based on the research activities in the fields of photonics and biomedical research and development.
2015 – 2018
Company continuous growth is supported by research and development activities focused on pollutants detection in various fields of industry. We offer our support mainly in pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Water industry, wastewater management, milk and dairy industry, food and beverage industry.
2019 – 2021
Company growth and development focused on expanding product and company service portfolios and start to develop own data management system for data collection and evaluation. Company is going to increase R&D capacity and investment to the laboratory equipment to fulfill customer specific requirements. Marketing and business activities focused on worldwide market.
2022 – 2025
Company is going to increase market share related to pollution detection systems and expand R&D and business activities to medicine and biomedicine sector.
Our mission is to bring improvements to processes and products of our customers and society, while helping to improve the environment in which we live. The goal of our activities is to understand in detail the needs and requirements of our customers and to design the most effective solutions.
Based on marketing research and business evaluation of technology being developed company Saftra Photonics was established as private entity. Basic company strategy was developed.
2015 – 2018
Company introduced own developed and patented product PickMol. Company started to create customer network and increased R&D capacity and ability to fulfill customer requirements. Company focused on customer projects and international projects related to environmental health. Marketing and business plan developed.
2019 – 2021
Company activities focused on R&D, production and customer support and development to achieve 0,5% product and service coverage of market share related to pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, milk industry and waste water management worldwide.
2022 – 2025
Increase participation on international projects related to environmental health. Increase market share at the area of interest up to 2% worldwide. Achieve 0,5% market share related to detection methods and systems in medicine and biomedicine sector.
SAFTRA PHOTONICS FOUNDER
CTO, founder and owner of the SAFTRA photonics Ltd., specialist in biophotonics, biophysics and nanotechnologies. Inventor of the PickMol™ technology. PhD. degree in Biophysics, Charles University, Prague 1986, DrSc. in Biophysics Comenius University, Bratislava 2000, Full Professor in Physics P. J. Safarik University in Košice 2000. Post-doc at Institut Curie, Paris and at Bologna University, Bologna (Italy). Positions of visiting professor at Marie Curie University, Paris, University Orleans (France), Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Madrid (Spain), Fulbright fellowship at Iowa State University, Ames, (USA). PI of 4 EU projects (FP6, FP7, H2020) and co-PI of 9 international projects (NSF, NATO, bilateral). Expert of the EU for FP6, FP7, H2020 (FET) programs. Member of executive committees of several international professional organizations (EBSA, EuroBioimaging). Scientist of the year 2014 and 2017 of the Slovak republic. Technology competitions: Start-up Award 2017, Slovakia, winner, Vodafon Idea of the Year, Czech Republic, Prague 2018, second place, European Innovation Council SME instrument, Brussels 2018, winner. 160 CC publications (6 invited review articles), Hirsch index h = 25. 62 invited lectures at international congresses (4 plenary lectures) and several universities and scientific institution over the world.
SAFTRA Photonics, s.r.o.
Moldavská cesta 51
040 11 Košice