WELCOME TO ALBASENSE
Albasense Ltd (Paisley, Scotland) is the result of world-class research and expertise within the Institute of Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging (www.itfsi.com) at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Combined with previous industry expertise of the founders in optical coatings, gas sensing and spectroscopy this has led to the identification of fundamental market needs for precision optical coatings. infrared light sources/detectors, ultra-low power, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensors and low cost, portable sensing and imaging spectrometers.
Underpinning research undertaken with the University secured two phases of funding from the Scottish enterprise (SE) High Growth Spin-Out Programme (HGSP) worth a total of £528,000 over 3 years. In addition, two CENSIS projects, two Innovate UK projects and an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project worth a total of £2.4M have been secured to develop end-use applications of the technology, including optical coatings (autonomous vehicles, laser optics, infrared light source/ detectors), gas sensing (built environment, agri-tech, breath analysis) and miniature spectroscopy (food safety, horticulture).
Albasense will license core IP (Including 3 patents filed and all codified know-how) from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) on a worldwide exclusive basis.