The 6th annual event of Forbes Technology took place in Bratislava on 26.9.2019. All-day program offered to invited entrepreneurs a chance to communicate what is their main business mission within topic: Innovation in Business 2019. The presentations took the form of moderated speaking on stage. Our PickMolTM technology promotion has been placed in panel “Business is not science – Science is business “. We had an opportunity in front of hundreds of guests and investors to clarify which problem we address and how we had solved it Forbes chief editor asked questions related to Breakthrough and Next Big Things technologies. In 20 minutes, we introduced the milestones we have achieved, the benefits we bring with our technology and what is a global impact of our solution. The whole event report was published in the November issue of the Forbes magazine
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. Simplistic approach has resulted in a timeless design language reflecting the core values of the product – reliability, ease-to-use and portability.
Also, a new software for spectra analysis and evaluation was delivered by the SW team of Saftra Photonics. Both innovations clearly differentiate the product in any lab and make it also a perfect choice for a portable solution.
With the ambition to make the pollution monitoring more affordable for developing countries and address any organic pollutants SAFTRA photonics was honored to exhibit at the United Nations high-profile event in Geneva. The bi-annual meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions took place early May 2019. PickMol by SAFTRA photonics was selected as one of only three private providers to showcase their solutions in an information fair.
The showcase booth has welcomed high profile expert representatives, including environment ministers, research institutes for environment protection and central environmental authorities. Overall, the information fair provided strong warning in case of water and soil pollution by per-or poly-fluoroalkyl substances and polychlorinated biphenyls. These two topics seems to be very promising draw for development of new PickMol Sensing Chips.
Most discussions were focused on PickMol technology principles and mode of operation. The visitors appreciated its benefits when compared to other solutions – mostly the speed from sample collection to result and ease of operation. There was significant interest in a mobile unit deployable anywhere. The feedback collected forms the future product plans. The main mission of the Stockholm convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants. Read more on their website.
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 analyses. The validation tasks of new technology were performed according to the “Validation of environmental test methods CEN guide 2013”. The procedure has presented the reliability of particular measurement steps based on the comparative trials performed by validated LCMS technology. The main goal was to to verify the PickMol solution as a legal reference method for high-sensitive screening of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in water samples. Paraquat sample solution was analyzed at the same time by LC-MS and PickMol technology. We have carried out 3 measurements (with 3 different PickMol chips) for every stock and working solution. The measurements were repeated for each “Parallel”. In total, we have detected PQ (of different concentration) on 36 different chips. The “Blank” sample measurements were provided with the use of pure (Milli-Q) water.
Technical report demonstrates the standardisation process of PickMol technology based on the verification by LCMSQTRAP hybrid technology as standard validated method for PoPs analyses in water. PickMol technology is shown as powerful screening tool for ultrafast analyses in the environment. Complete measurement protocol from sampling to data processing is achieved within 10min and real sample analysis time is 2 minutes. The confirmation of target analyte (pollutant) is performed by presence of characteristic Raman bands until sub-nanomolar concentration. Plasmonic-enhanced Raman scattering technology as a reference test method is emerging as very competitive screening method due to its selectivity, sensitivity, speed, robustness and extremely low costs per analysis. Validation report available upon request: roman.oros(at)saftra-photonics.org
Experience the US premiere of the Plasmonic Raman Scattering solution PickMol. The company will exhibit on 19-21 March at the PITTCON 2019 Expo in Philadelphia. Hands-on presentation of the ultra-fast ultra-sensitive solution PickMol with the water quality screening use case will be performed in booth 734 in the New exhibitor area. Book a meeting and personalised demo with Roman Oros – roman.oros(at)saftra-photonics.org